Department of Culture and Global Studies
9220 Aalborg East
Phone: +45 9940 9208
VAT no: DK 29102384
All interested are welcome!
10.12.2018 kl. 14.00 - 16.00
An exciting new field in the creative industry is the integration of fashion and technology, for example by embedding electronics, microprocessors, solar panels, LEDs, or interactive interfaces into the fabric, textile, or clothing. Dutch designers like Pauline van Dongen, Iris van Herpen, Bart Hess, Lucy McRae, Marina Toeters and Anouk Wipprecht form the vanguard in the international field of fashionable technology. However, while the future of wearable technology, or ‘wearables’, has been announced many times, the praxis lags behind. Wearables rarely leave the lab or catwalk, because they are not tested through the entire production chain; the aesthetics of the design is not integrated in the technology; or they remain a gadget without taking into account the wearer’s body, identity or performance. In this lecture Anneke Smelik will explore how technology changes identity and if such a change leads to particular practices, especially in relation to sustainability. One of the urgent questions of today’s fashion is whether and how wearables can lead to more sustainable products and more sustainable behaviour.
Anneke Smelik is Katrien van Munster professor of Visual Culture at the Radboud University Nijmegen (Netherlands), where she is coordinator of the MA programme ‘Creative Industries’. She published widely on identity, body, memory and technology in fashion, cinema, videoclips and digital art. Her most recent books include Delft Blue to Denim Blue. Contemporary Dutch Fashion; Materializing Memory in Art and Popular Culture; Thinking Through Fashion. A Guide to Key Theorists; and a book in Dutch on cyborgs in popular culture. Anneke Smelik is project leader of the research programme “Crafting Wearables; Fashionable Technology” (2013-2018), funded by the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research. www.annekesmelik.nl.
Research project "Wearable technologies and Sustainability", supported by the Aalborg University's Rectorate Talent Program, and Culture and Consumption research group
Kroghstræde 3, room 5.126, 9220 Aalborg East - Aalborg University
14.08.2019 - 16.08.2019
2nd International and Interdisciplinary Conference on Discourse and Communication in Professional Contexts
06.09.2019 at 09.00 AM - 05.00 PM
In this a one-day conference grandparents’ and grandchildren’s relationship in contemporary consumer society is on the agenda.
30.09.2019 - 02.10.2019
Deadline for submission of abstracts: 15 April 2019