Body and space conference

Everything and Everybody as Material: Dialogical Bodies

This conference invites an exploration of matters' artistic potential in fashion design, as they shape the body and unlock new modes of creative expression. Through experimentation and research, we hope to reveal materials' previously undiscovered capacities and agencies in fashion design, unlocking novel ways of thinking, being, wearing and living. Thus, acknowledging the material’s propensity between things and bodies, the aim of this conference is to experimentally explore the artistic potential in all aspects of materials that is of importance to fashion practices.

The conference invites exhibitions, performances, showings, demonstration, intervention, pictorials and social events. We are interested in ways to present research with a focus on creative practice outcomes which may challenge traditional conference formats.

Keynote speakers, exhibitions and performances will introduce discussions, perspectives and critical reflection on ’everything’ and ’everybody’ as materials in the development of new fashion design methods.

The conference is presented by the School of Fashion and Textiles, RMIT University, ArtEZ University of the Arts and The Swedish School of Textiles, University of Borås.

Further information on fees, payment and terms of registration can be found here

Body and Space website