Crafting the Look conference
The Glasgow School of Art

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167 Renfrew Street, Glasgow


24 Apr 2014 - 25 Apr 2014
Thu - Fri, 09:00 - 17:00



Crafting the Look
Style as Creative Process

Crafting the Look conference

Event info

Crafting the Look: Styling as Creative Process
24-25 April 2014

Keynote Speakers: 

Juliet Kinchin
Curator, Department of Architecture and Design
The Museum of Modern Art

Paolo Volonté
Associate Professor, School of Design
Politecnico di Milano

This conference seeks to analyse the creative process of styling – the purposeful construction of a ‘look’ –whether it be in dress, space, or object.

In contemporary visual culture, the professional Stylist is familiar largely within fashion, but can also be found in other design fields such as architecture, interiors, product design, film, journalism, and commercial photography. The Stylist is perhaps an overlooked creative figure, although many artists and designers have themselves been Stylists of a sort in their own practice. Yet the act of styling as a form of creative production has had extremely limited discussion.

The ultimate goal of the conference is to gain a more nuanced and interdisciplinary understanding of styling, problematizing accepted views of the creative acts that lie at the heart of artistic production.

Complete conference details, including registration terms and conditions, can be found at the Crafting the Look website.

The conference is planned for 9am – 5pm both days, with a Thursday evening reception.

Fees & Booking

Early Bird Tickets (booking deadline 1st March 2014)
£60, £35 concessions

Standard Tickets (booking deadline 15th April 2014)
£75, £50 concessions

Single Day Rate
£40, £30 concessions

Conference fees include: Attendance to all academic sessions, keynote lecture, evening reception event with wine & canapés, and a tour of the famous Charles Rennie Mackintosh building. Lunch, tea and coffee are also included.

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