Futurescan 3

Futurescan 3: Intersecting Identities


Edited by Helena Britt, Laura Morgan and Kerry Walton

October 2016

ISBN number: 978 1 911217 08 4


The selected research papers comprising this publication were presented at The Glasgow School of Art, 11-12 November 2015.



Foreword by Helena Britt

Keynote Biography: Design & Fabrication – Professor Carole Collett

Keynote Biography: The Power of Mistakes – Noa Raviv

Keynote Biography: From Specialisation to Generalisation – Paul Simmons

Keynote Biography: Re-thinking How We Make Things – Professor Reiko Sudo


Research Papers

Research and Teaching

The effectiveness of Design Thinking techniques to enhance undergraduate student learning
Jane Ritchie, University of Huddersfield
Dr Amanda Tinker, University of Huddersfield
Dr Jess Power, University of Huddersfield

Material Boundaries
Anne Marr, Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London
Rebecca Hoyes, Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London

Taking Textiles out of the box: Short paper and handling workshop
Jill Rodgers, Norwich University of the Arts
Grainne Swann, Norwich University of the Arts

Fashioning the Brand – a creative and commercial interpretation of the role of the brand in fashion
Stephen Wigley, University of Huddersfield

Life of the cloth: stories in the making
Clair Sweeney, University of Huddersfield

Sustainability and Society

Community voices in design practice: A case study of understanding older adults’ clothing needs for keeping warm at home
Alison Gwilt, Sheffield Hallam University
Catherine Homer, Sheffield Hallam University
Graeme Sherriff, University of Salford
Charmaine Childs, Sheffield Hallam University

From Counterfeit to Classroom
Angela Armstrong, Coventry University
Ann Muirhead, Coventry University

An Internet of Soft Things
Dr Amanda Briggs-Goode, Nottingham Trent University
Martha Glazzard, Nottingham Trent University
Sarah Walker, Nottingham Trent University

Making and Technology

The Digital Revolution within Colour Trend Forecasting
Dr Julie King, University of Northampton

Drawn Together: A Conversation with the Collection. A digital auto-ethnographic study into the creative making process
Joanna Neil, University of Glasgow, University Centre, Blackburn College

Establishing new patterns for textile design
Natalie McLeod, Massey University

Sustainability and Society

Appropriation, Ephemera and the Transformation of Waste
Matthew Taylor, University of Huddersfield
Jade Smith Whitson-Smith, University of Huddersfield

Solar Textiles: Something New Under the Sun
Marianne Fairbanks, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Local and Global Communities

Making Waves: the Global Reach of a Cornish Village
Julie Ripley, University of Falmouth

Weaving DNA: An exploration of notions of identity and the re-appropriation of textiles
Claire Anderson, Studio Claire Anderson
Hanna Dís Whitehead, Studio Hanna Dís Whitehead

“Does anyone have a pattern for a sombrero to fit a crochet monkey?”
Knit and crochet amateurs sharing making in online / offline crafting communities
Alison Mayne, Sheffield Hallam University

The Body of Nursing as seen through the NHS Nursing Uniform
Laura Hardingham, Grays School of Art, Robert Gordon University
Rachel Heeley, Grays School of Art, Robert Gordon University

Creative Practice and Theory

Practicing what we preach
Dr Karen Shah, University of Huddersfield

The Problems with the Extended Sleeves Style of Post-War Dress
Helen Burbidge, De Montfort University

The Wear Project: Identity and Clothing in Relation to Costume Design and Education
Nadia Malik, University of Huddersfield

Education and Industry

Stitched together – Community learning, collaborative making
Hannah Maughan, Falmouth University
Dr Fiona Hackney, Co-Producing CARE: Community Asset-based Research & Enterprise

Fashion Education in Brazil
Dr Luz Garcia Neira, Universidade Anhembi Morumbi

Open to change: slowing down to explore and innovate
Nicola Redmore, University of Huddersfield

Making and Technology

Cutting you coat according to your cloth
Lindy Richardson, Edinburgh College of Art, University of Edinburgh

Second Skin Iterations: Programmes and Prototypes
Josie Steed, Gray’s School of Art, Robert Gordon University
Sue Fairburn,Gray’s School of Art, Robert Gordon University

Animating Fashion Design Concepts
Kathryn McKelvey, Northumbria University

Historical and Contemporary Practices

Innovation through Interpretation: Investigating indigenous and historical material culture as a design tool
Lydia Bartlett, Norwich University of the Arts

The Banner as Representation of Identity and Community
Fiona Raeside-Elliott, Northumbria University

‘smocking is evil?’ unpicking and rebinding
Les Bicknell, Norwich University of the Arts