Symposium 2018

Unbound: Liberating women

21-23 September 2018, Otago Polytechnic, Dunedin

Recognising 125 years of women’s suffrage in New Zealand, the 2018 CTANZ symposium 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?

By focusing on liberating women, Unbound celebrates the power of cloth and clothes in the visual, material world and explores how women make, use, transform and transcend boundaries.

Themes include

  • Liberating women
  • Diversity, equity, participation
  • Women’s work
  • Dressing for revolution
  • Political cloth
  • Gender and diversity
  • Cloth and agency, bound and unbound

Save the date for Dunedin, Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 September 2018

With an exhibition opening on 21 September 2018

Closing date for abstracts will be 1 June 2018

Watch this space for information on submission for the symposium and for the juried  exhibition that will run alongside the symposium.