Fabric of The City Symposium
as part of a major textile exhibition exploring one of the most influential and fascinating periods in London’s history – the Huguenot weavers in Spitalfields – who helped to create a leading textile centre in the 17th century and whose legacy is still influencing contemporary fashion and textile manufacture.
It is rare to get such high calibre speakers together for what promises to be one of the most illuminating discussions on all aspects of garment design and fashion making focusing on Spitalfields from the 17th century through to today.
Full Programme includes:
- Olivia Horsfall Turner & Lina Hakim, Victoria & Albert Museum, Fabricating A Model for Textile Research: the VARI Pilot Project and the Leman Album
- Debra Roberts, Bradford College of Design, Upcycling in 18th Century with Refashioned Garments
- Gavin Fry, Brighton University, Stranger and Less Quantifiable Processes
- Hannah Maughan and Sally-Ann Gill, Falmouth University, Making: Archives – an investigation into the creative use of archives within the University context.
- Avril Horsford, Independent writer, Art & Culture,Wardrobe Malfunction: the cultural populairy of Crimplene and other synthetics fabrics in Caribbean migrant fashion in 1960s Britain
- Hannah Lamb, Bradford College of Design, Using Archives Creatively – Chance encounters in the Archives
- Claire Pajaczkowska, Royal College of Art, Huguenots exiled from La Rochelle and the Revolution in Textile Thinking
- Elli Michaela Young, PHD Student, University of Brighton, Fashioning Jamaica 950 – 1975
- Charlotte Drew, Curator and Consultant, The Cutting Edge: Contemporary textile collaborations
The one-day symposium of talks is scheduled for the 14th of July, entry is £20 or £7 Concessions
Fabric of the City exhibition runs at the Cass Bank Gallery from 10 -31 July 2015
The Cass Bank Gallery, 59-63 Whitechapel High Street, E1 7PF
When: 10-31 July 2015
Opening hours: (Mon, Tues, Wed, Fri, Sat) 12-4 (Thurs) 12-8
Nearest station: Aldgate East
How much: Free (exhibition)
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