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Fashion Design and Visual Arts Practice Hub
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.
- 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?