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Fibres, Threads and Fabrics: Textiles and Fabrics as Material Culture

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London College of Fashion, University of the Arts London (UAL), John Prince's Street

20 John Prince's Street

London

W1G 0BJ

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This conference will explore the ways communities within the African Diaspora shape and understand the world through the medium of textiles.

About this Event

The Costume Institute of the African Diaspora’s second dress conference aims to understand how textiles and fabric creation, design and use can determine traditions, customs elements of social engagement and speak to the materiality of cultures and communities within the African Diaspora.

Material culture is the use of objects and artefacts as signifiers of social engagement and everyday life. This conference looks at how fabrics and textiles have been utilised within global communities of African heritage to document their social histories.

We bring together academics and researchers from across the world who are working within the field of Material Culture, African Fashion, Film Studies and Textiles. The work presented here will look at the myriad of different factors which have affected the way people of African heritage have sought to develop and use textiles as a way to write their own stories.

Draft Programme (Please note that details may be subject to change)

9.30 -10.00: Delegate registration

10.00 - 10.15: Opening address

10.15 - 11.15: Keynote address – Presentation by Dr Carol Dixon

11.15 - 12.30: First panel – Creative Economy and Sustainability

12.30 - 14.00: Lunch

14.00 - 15.15: Second panel – Identity

14.00 - 15.30: Parallel Workshop – Adinkra cloth printing

15.15 - 15.45: Break

15.45 - 17.00: Final panel – Representation and Resistance

17.00 - 17.15: Closing address

17.15 - 19:30: Drinks reception

Ticket prices

Early Bird Standard Fee: £60 + booking fee

Early Bird Concession Fee*: £35 + booking fee

Standard fee from Tuesday 17 March 2020: £75 + booking fee

Concession fee* from Tuesday 17 March 2020: £45 + booking fee

*Concessions apply to all students with a valid ID

Keynote speaker: Dr Carol Ann Dixon

Textured Materialities

Dr Carol Ann Dixon is a researcher and heritage consultant, affiliated to the University of Sheffield, with interests in African and Caribbean diaspora histories, cultural geographies, museology and contemporary visual art. Her doctoral dissertation – “The ‘othering’ of Africa and its diasporas in Western museum practices” (University of Sheffield, 2016) – examined changing curatorial approaches to the display and interpretation of cultural objects from the African continent in contrasting Western museum and gallery settings. She has published a number of essays, journal articles, exhibition reviews and commentary pieces that address these issues, themes and cultural dynamics in periodicals such as Race & Class, Museums Journal, Geography (The Journal of the Geographical Association, UK), Transfers: Interdisciplinary Journal of Mobility Studies, Soundings and caa.reviews (http://www.caareviews.org/). Details about Carol's postdoctoral research portfolio and current projects are available online at https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/geography/staff/carol-ann-dixon. More informal publications and postings are also accessible via her blog, Museum Geographies: https://museumgeographies.wordpress.com.

Dr Carol Ann Dixon

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How can I contact the conference organiser with any questions?

Please contact conference@ciad.org.uk with any queries.

What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

The London College of Fashion is well served by public transport. Nearest tube to this venue is Oxford Street. To plan your journey, please visit: https://tfl.gov.uk/plan-a-journey/

The nearest car park to LCF is: Q-Park Oxford Street, Cavendish Square, London, W1G 0PG

I have a disability and require assistance to access the venue, how can I arrange this?

Please contact the conference team at conference@ciad.org.uk before 8 May 2020.

What's the refund policy for this event?

Cancellations made 7 days or less of the start of the conference will not be eligible for refunds. Cancellations made 8 days or more in advance of the conference will be subject to a 20% administration fee. Cancellation requests should be directed to conference@ciad.org.uk

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London College of Fashion, University of the Arts London (UAL), John Prince's Street

20 John Prince's Street

London

W1G 0BJ

United Kingdom

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Eventbrite's fee is nonrefundable.

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