Symposium 2018

Lou Rogers, Tearing Off the Bonds, “Modern Woman” column from The Judge, c 1912-13. Source: Wikimedia Commons

Lou Rogers, Tearing Off the Bonds, “Modern Woman” column from The Judge, c 1912-13. Source: Wikimedia Commons

Unbound: Liberating women

21-23 September 2018, Otago Polytechnic, Dunedin

Recognising 125 years of women’s suffrage in New Zealand, the 2018 Costume and Textile Association of New Zealand symposium Unbound: Liberating Women offers an opportunity to explore the past, present or future roles of dress and textiles in women’s suffrage and other liberating moments

How do cloth, clothes, fashion and art reveal, reflect or challenge social limits for women? In the spirit of the early suffragists, how might they empower futures and/or relate to feminist projects? How are they used to give or constrain political voice? When is cloth revolutionary?

Unbound: Liberating Women celebrates the power of cloth and clothes in the visual, material world and explores how women make and use these to transform and transcend boundaries.

Speakers

Our keynote speakers are Jane Malthus and Nina Tonga.

CTANZ symposium 2018 – provisional schedule

Any queries to Unbound2018@op.ac.nz.

The 2018 CTANZ Symposium was presented in partnership with Otago Polytechnic and as part of New Zealand’s Suffrage 125 celebrations. The weekend included the opening of an associated exhibition, Unbound, at the Dunedin School of Art at Otago Polytechnic.

 

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