Secondhand Culture: Waste, Value and Materiality

This event hosted by the Bard Graduate Center is looking very promising. Alexandra Palmer, Nicky Gregson and Susan Strasser have all written texts that have considerably enriched my research so I very much look forward to hearing each speak. Details from the above release: RSVP required to or 212 501 3019 For more information please contact Alex Phelan at Bard Graduate Center 38 West 86th Street, Lecture Hall Thursday, April 15th, 5pm – 8pm Film Screening: Secondhand (Pepe),Read more

Sustainable Fashion Symposium & Opening Party In Conjunction with Eco Chic Exhibition

Eco Chic – Towards Sustainable Swedish FashionMay 5 – August 21, 2010 @ Scandinavia House Symposium – Towards Sustainable FashionDirectly followed by the Opening Party for Eco Chic in Volvo HallTuesday, May 4, 2010, 6:30 pm, Victor Borge HallRSVP required. Please respond by Thursday, April 29 to Eco Chic – Towards Sustainable Swedish Fashion opens at Scandinavia House: The Nordic Center in America, May 5, 2010 and showcases Swedish fashion designers who take an environmentally-friendly and ethical approach toRead more

IFFTI 2010 Conference: Fashion: Sustainability and Creativity

I am back from Taipei and Fashion: Sustainability and Creativity, from what was simply a fantastic conference. Thank you to the organizers – not just for the quality and richness of the papers but also for the other activities throughout the three days. I was going to post a full report on the conference here, but since I’ve just posted a report on my top three papers on 560: Magazine for Parsons School of Fashion, it’s easier to simply linkRead more

Craft Research

I’m at the IFFTI conference in Taiwan; a report of the excellent two days to come soon. In the meanwhile, I just wanted to flag a promising new journal edited by Kristina Niedderer and Katherine Townsend: Craft Research from Intellect Ltd. It was a pleasure to meet Katherine and hear about the journal. From the website: Aims and Scope Craft Research is the first peer-reviewed academic journal dedicated to developing and advancing contemporary craft practice and theory through research. ItsRead more