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    TrAIN Recommends: Fashion & Politics: Historical & Contemporary Perspectives


    Conference Fashion & Politics: Historical & Contemporary Perspectives

    A conference to launch the LCF Transnational Fashion Research Hub.

    Convener: TrAIN Member, Dr Djurdja Bartlett, LCF, UAL

    This conference addresses the interaction between fashion and politics as presented in a variety of historical and current formats, from public and personal archives to printed fashion magazines, political dailies and illustrated magazines, feature films, social media and advertising.

    Keynote speakers:

    Professor Rhonda Garelick, New York University, University of Nebraska-Lincoln:
    Blow-Up: Fashion in the Age of Terrorism

    Professor Angela McRobbie, Goldsmiths University of London, UK
    The Emerging political economy of fashion: Micro-enterprises in London, Berlin and Milan

    Professor Barbara Vinken, the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU), Munich, Germany
    Republicanism against Fashion as an Oriental Tyranny in the Heart of the West


    Dr Serkan Delice, LCF, UAL
    Fashion and its Refugees: production, consumption and subjectivity in the age of neoliberal authoritarianism

    Dr Jin Li Lim, Independent Scholar:
    Crimes of Fashion: Politics and fashion in China’s Cultural Revolution

    Gabi Scardi, Independent Art Curator, Milan, Italy:
    The Uniform, the Subject, the Power

    Professor Carlotta Sorba, University of Padova, Italy:
    Revolutionary Fashion: patriotic bodies in 1848 Italy

    Dr Vlad Strukov, University of Leeds, UK:
    Streetwear versus Screenwear: Global visibility of Gosha Rubchinskiy’s proletarian styles

    Dr Tony Sullivan, LCF, UAL
    Brands, Class and Politics

    TrAIN Member, Professor Carol Tulloch, Chelsea, UAL
    Style Activism: the making of a political activist self

    Dr Jane Tynan, CSM, UAL:
    The popularity of the keffiyeh: when fashion appropriates military objects

    Lunch and coffee will be provided on the day. Please note details are subject to change – check back for updates. Please note we are unable to offer refunds for this conference.