Futurescan 3: Intersecting Identities Conference
Glasgow School of Art

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Reid Building, Glasgow School of Art


11 Nov 2015 - 12 Nov 2015
Wed - Thu, -



Futurescan 3: Intersecting Identities
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Futurescan 3: Intersecting Identities Conference

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Futurescan 3: Intersecting Identities

The biennial conference of the Association of Fashion & Textiles Courses.

11 – 12 November 2015.

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, which will provide an international forum for dissemination of research surrounding fashion and textiles. Keynote speakers, full and short papers authors will present preliminary, existing and completed work that intersect around 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 include:

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.

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

Please visit the conference website for further information: 

Registration is open now, click here

Travel and accommodation information is available here

For conference enquires please email: futurescan3@gsa.ac.uk 

The Association of Fashion and Textile Courses (FTC) is a subject association, formed in 1977. Today, the FTC exists to promote and develop fashion and textiles through academic debate, education and research. The Association, through its networks has extensive links with industry, public and professional bodies and acts to advise on quality in educational matters nationally and internationally.

The aims of the FTC are to:

  • Stimulate academic debate across the constituent elements of Fashion, Textiles and related areas, in order to main an informed and current overview of the sector;
  • Provide a forum for discussion, support and dissemination of learning and teaching, research, practice and scholarly activity for Fashion and Textiles;
  • Liaise with public and professional bodies to advise on quality educational matters and take a pro-active role in lobbying the interests of the sector.

Twitter: @FTCorg