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Fashion and Race Reading Group Tanveer Ahmed and Erica de Greef

14 Oct 2015

The library is pleased to host a one off meeting of an external reading group for The Fashion Research Network, on the theme of 'Fashion and Race'. This is a closed group and open to early career and PhD researchers in fashion.

  • Venue

    Stuart Hall Library

  • Time

    6:00pm - 8:00pm

  • Admission


For further information please visit the Fashion Research Network at http://fashionresearchnetwork.co.uk/reading-group/. This is a closed group and open to early career and PhD researchers in fashion. To attend, please RSVP with a few lines about yourself to fashionresearchnetwork@gmail.com. Please note that spaces are limited for this session. Details of readings will follow.

The Fashion and Race Reading Group proposes to open up discussions on how notions of race are perpetuated, appropriated, misunderstood, marginalised, and often silenced, in an industry that is presented as global, diverse, expressive and inclusive. Contextualised via a selection of diverse texts, this session aims to promote an engaged dialogue and rich debate around questions of race and culture, appropriation, diversity and equality within a discourse of fashion studies. The session will include an introduction to the library collections which includes a wide range of material on cultural identity and visual culture and many relevant resources for a critical investigation of fashion and race.


Tanveer Ahmed:
Second year PhD student at The Open University: researching representations of race and ethnicity in fashion design education and practice – http://www.open.ac.uk/students/research/designstar/star-projects#quicktabs-tabs_designstar_projects=4.

Erica de Greef:
Second year PhD student at the University of Cape Town, researching dress/fashion collections in South African Museums as reflective of divided pasts and future dialogues –http://www.apc.uct.ac.za/apc/researchers/drs/erica-de-greef,

The Fashion Research Network supports post-graduate students early & career fashion researchers http://fashionresearchnetwork.co.uk/reading-group/