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.
CALL FOR PAPERS
We invited papers of up to 20 minutes on topics that explore the Unbound:
- Liberating women;
- Diversity, equity, participation;
- Women’s work;
- Dressing for revolution;
- Political cloth;
- Gender and diversity;
- Dress, bodies and sexualities;
- Cloth and agency, bound and unbound.
Calls for papers have now closed, thank you to all those who submitted and we will be back in touch by 30th May. Also coming soon, information on our keynote speakers and how to register.
Any queries to Unbound2018@op.ac.nz.
The 2018 CTANZ Symposium is presented in partnership with Otago Polytechnic and as part of New Zealand’s Suffrage 125 celebrations. The weekend will include the opening of an associated exhibition, Unbound, at the Dunedin School of Art at Otago Polytechnic.