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Europe and Fashion: Questioning Identities and Cultures

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Focusing on European sartorial heritage, its collecting and its archiving practices, the conference Europe and Fashion: Questioning Identities and Cultures explores and contextualises spaces of cultural interactions, displacement and construction of national and transnational identities in the European landscape.
In recent years there has been considerable scholarly attention to the inter-relationship between geographical and national identities on the one hand and cultural production on the other hand. Historians, art historians, anthropologists and philologists amongst others have focused on the role of geography, borders, territories and identities for the definition and demarcation of varied artefacts and practices. We contend that fashion will benefit from a similar approach.

By assessing the current state of theory, history and practice-based research in the field of fashion studies, the conference will expand the existing knowledge on European identities and European cultures exploring the role of fashion in these cultural formations. The papers reconsider assumptions about the place of fashion in the definition of European cultures and offer new and critical perspectives on the role of fashion in relation to: individual and collective identities, European policy, colonialism and post-colonialism, cultural exchange and transmission, cultural displacement and appropriation, the fashion capital and nation, center and periphery. The papers also address heritage, archives formations and museums as catalyzers of cultural discourses, as well as explore identity formations in Europe in a wider socio-cultural context, both theoretically and historically.
The conference Europe and Fashion: Questioning Identities and Cultures involves the world-leading academic institutions, archives and museums, thus encouraging discourse across disciplinary, institutional and national boundaries.

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Miren Arzalluz, Galliera Museum
Javier Gimeno Martinez, Free University Amsterdam
Giorgio Riello, University of Warwick
Valerie Steele, Fashion Institute of Technology

Confirmed speakers

Judith Clark, London College of Fashion, UAL
Bárbara Coutinho, MUDE Lisbon
Serkan Delice, London College of Fashion, UAL
Andrea Kollnitz, Stockholm University
Paulina Latham, Polish Cultural Institute London
Giulia Mensitieri, University of Brussels
Gabriele Monti, IUAV University of Venice
Marco Pecorari, The New School Parsons Paris
Véronique Pouillard, University of Oslo
Aurélie Samuel, YSL Museum

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