Futurescan 3 Conference

Futurescan 3: Intersecting Identities

11th – 12th November 2015

The Glasgow School of Art, UK

The identities of those employed within fashion and textiles are multifaceted. In the higher education sector individuals operate in complex roles as teachers, educators, facilitators, instructors, mentors, supervisors, creative practitioners, researchers, collaborators, coordinators, managers and leaders, in a continually evolving system responsive to external factors including the latest government agendas, policy initiatives and industry developments. The fashion and textiles industry is transient. Creative professionals work as designers, artists, makers, colourists, stylists, photographers, illustrators, technologists, futurologists, curators, authors, historians, conservators, journalists, buyers, marketers and publicists. It is commonplace for individuals to associate with numerous intersecting identities within the global fashion and textiles community.

The Association of Fashion and Textile Courses (FTC) forthcoming conference Futurescan 3: Intersecting Identities will provide an international forum for dissemination of research surrounding fashion and textiles. Keynote speakers, full and short paper authors will present preliminary, existing and completed work that intersects the following themes:

  • Education and Industry
  • Research and Teaching
  • History and Contemporary Practice
  • Creative Practice and Theory
  • Making and Technology
  • Sustainability and Society
  • Local and Global Communities

Keynote speakers:

Carole Collet

Professor in Design for Sustainable Futures, Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London

Noa Raviv

Fashion Designer & Artist, Creative Director Noa Raviv

Paul Simmons

Designer & Owner, Timorous Beasties

Reiko Sudo

Professor Tokyo Zokei University, Design Director & Owner, Nuno Corporation

The conference is intended for educators, established and early career researchers, postgraduate students, practitioners and industry professionals.

The conference is open to all. You do not have to be part of a member institution or organisation to participate. Reduced fee delegate places are available to staff and postgraduate students from FTC Educational Institution members.  For a list of current FTC Institution Members see: FTC Members.