This research hub supports and generates connections between researchers engaged with practice, from both the field of fashion design, costume, curation and the visual arts.
The hub is a platform for conversations and projects across these disciplines with the intention of encouraging cross disciplinary research and understanding.
About this group
There are multiple crossovers, and a blurring of boundaries between current fashion design and visual art practices, which operate within an expanded field.
Central to the hub is reflection upon process, both analogue and digital, to include the hand craft, drawing and digital technologies. These include a focus on the body, dress and material. In addition, it encompasses an engagement with artefact and archives within UAL collections and beyond which form an important resource for many of the researchers involved in this hub.
The hub draws from a wide range of expertise within LCF including creative practitioners, designers and curators. Students, staff and researchers from across the University are welcome to participate.
- Caroline Stevenson: Head of Cultural and Historical Studies
- Charlotte Hodes: Professor of Fine Art
- James Putnam: Senior Research Fellow: Exhibitions
- Simon Thorogood: Senior Research Fellow
- Anna Fitzpatrick: Project Co-ordinator: Centre for Sustainable Fashion
- Tarang Bharti: Course Leader: Grad Dip in Fashion Design Technology
- Basia Sliwinska: Senior Lecturer: Cultural & Historical Studies
- Sarah Chong-Kwan: Lecturer: Cultural & Historical Studies
- Nabil El-Nayal: Course Leader, MA Fashion Design Technology: Womenswear
- Dr Jessica Bugg: Dean, School of Media and Communication
- Ruby Hoette (guest): Programme Co-Lead, MA in Design: Expanded Practice, Goldsmiths University
- Luke Stevens: Lecturer, BA Fashion Design Technology: Womenswear
- Dr Michèle Danjoux: Research Coordinator (Academic), School of Media and Communication
- Lillian Wilkie: Lecturer, BA Fashion Photography
- Katy McGee: Lecturer, BA Fashion Design Technology: Womenswear
- Dr Mila Burcikova: Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Centre for Sustainable Fashion
- Maya Finkelstein Amrami: The Self Makers: Developing New Modes of Self Portraiture from Social Media as Multi-sensory Analogue Art Practice
- Kayleigh Smith: Developing an integrated approach to bespoke pattern cutting, fusing the manual craft practices with automated processes generated through AI: informed by ethnographical study into the cognitive problem-solving and multi-sensory approaches to the practice at Huntsman & Sons. (as of June 2019)
- Anna Fitzpatrick: FASHIONING POLITICAL ACTORS: how can fashion be used to enable political agency in a shift towards a more democratic and sustainable society?