Teaching & Learning Symposium, Wednesday 21st March 2018, 10:30am


Teaching as Practice:
Is all Fashion & Textiles Teaching Inclusive?


Image: CSM LVMH BA Fashion Zero Waste project Photographer:  Photographer: Belinda Lawley

Wednesday, 21 March 2018, 10:30 to 16:00

Room C303, Central Saint Martins

Granary Square, 1 Granary Building, N1C 4AA London

Four Agent Provocateurs will present the challenges and opportunities in their own Fashion and Textiles teaching practice through the lens of Diversity.

The talks will be followed by a Q&A session and themed roundtable discussions.



Sean Prince, Principal Lecturer at  Nottingham Trent University

Sean’s previous work on a Higher Education Academy (HEA) funded research project, ‘Breaking Down The Walls was focussed on developing intercultural competencies’, and centred the student experience and engagement.  His most recent research activity, ‘Success for All’ spans across the School and University.  Sean also works jointly on the research project, Fashion Boys in a Female Territory with Lorraine Warde.



Lorraine Warde, Senior Lecturer, Nottingham Trent University

Lorraine works jointly with Sean Prince on her current research project, Fashion Boys in Female Territory.  This work is an investigation into the identity and practice of fashion design education in the millennial era.



Reina Lewis, Professor of Cultural Studies at London College of Fashion

Lewis’ current research breaks down into two interconnected areas: feminist postcolonial studies (concerned predominantly with changing attitudes to Islam in the ‘west’ and in the Middle East); and lesbian, gay, and queer studies (concerned mainly with the role of dress in the formulation of sexed and gendered identities).



Angela Drisdall-Gordon, Head of Further Education Office at University of the Arts London

Angela’s background is in fashion and she has held a variety of roles, predominantly as Course Leader.  She has pioneered initiatives to improve the visibility of our diverse creative communities at UAL including ‘BAME Talent Days’ at London College of Fashion which has been consequently adopted across most of the University.



Co-Convenor, Silke Lange, Associate Dean of Learning, Teaching and Enhancement at Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London

Silke’s research focuses on the creative process, collaborative learning, interdisciplinarity and the impact of digital cultures on creative practices. To read about her research and publications visit her website:www.silkelange.com.



Co-Convenor, Anne Smith, Academic Dean, Central Saint Martins

Anne is responsible for the Fashion, Jewellery and Textiles, Product, Ceramic, and Industrial Design, and Spatial Practices Programmes. She is committed to fostering innovation and excellence in teaching and learning, knowledge exchange and research in design, materials futures and communication.