Open Call for abstracts: WoSoF 1st World Symposium for Fashion, Jewellery, Accessories

December 16, 2018 Tongji University, China
Abstracts by November 10, 2018

The College of Design and Innovation Tongji University Shanghai, is hosting and organizing, with the collaboration of the Polytechnic University of Madrid, French Institute of Fashion Paris, Geneva School of Art and Design, Tianjin Academy of Fine Arts, an international symposium dedicated to the topic of fashion, jewellery and fashion artifact design.

Central Question:
How jewellery and fashion artefacts represent fashion?

Authors are invited to submit an abstract in one of the following tracks:
1. Sustainability and New Technology
2. Design, Art, Craftsmanship and Culture
3. Curation and Management

_ The language of the conference is English and submissions must be in English.
_ Submissions will be published in the proceedings if (at least one of) the authors register to the conference to present the work.
_ Submissions that do not comply with the submission rules will be excluded from the evaluation process and proceedings publication.
_ The abstract should be no longer than 500 words and it should include the main bibliographical references.

Succeed Applicant will be invited to represent on the WoSoF Symposium in Tongji D&I Shanghai with covered Flights and Accommodation.

Aim of WoSoF:
Fashion’s studies often include a discussion of garment art and design, textile technology and craftsmanship, gender theory, matriarchy, patriarchy, and more generally, what proponents describe as the social, historical, and cultural constructions of clothes from the textile perspective. Although 65 % profits of the fashion luxury industries are made by the jewellery and accessories production. These studies usually do not pay attention to the jewellery and accessories from a fashion and design perspective.

Studies of jewellery and accessories on the other hand, generally focus on aspects of history, old-fashioned craftsmanship and technique, and material science. However, very few studies explicitly take a contemporary theoretical and methodology (more contextual / philosophical) perspective from the art, design and fashion, researching how meaning is produced and what is the position of representing fashion from those artefacts (jewellery, handbag, shoes, hat, glasses and so on) on body rather than garment and textile.

WoSoF (World Symposium of Fashion and Jewellery Design) therefore proposes to step into the great potential to set a program with international networks, and connect both jewellery and accessories design, fashion’s studies and practice, to fill this gap. It takes fashion’s studies as a context to look at the jewellery and accessories art design practice, history, curation and management, and see how this perspective influences, gives new meaning and possibilities to fashion and design development.

More information HERE and in the open call WoSoF 2018 Symposium OPEN CALL

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