Futurescan 3

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) conference Futurescan 3: Intersecting Identities provided an international forum for dissemination of research surrounding fashion and textiles. Keynote speakers, full and short paper authors presented preliminary, existing and completed work which intersected 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 involved educators, established and early career researchers, postgraduate students, practitioners and industry professionals.


Call for Papers

Submission Formats

Key Dates

Information for Authors

Submission Guidelines

Keynote Speakers



Civic Reception & Conference Dinner



Conference Proceedings

Journal of Textile Design Research & Practice – Futurescan 3 Special Issue