"Politics of Patents: Re-imagining citizenship via clothing inventions 1820-2020" is a five year research project funded by an ERC Consolidator grant [2019-2024].
– What might clothing inventions reveal about hegemonic norms and beliefs?
– What kinds of citizens are made possible or re-imagined through clothing inventions?
– Can clothing inventions be read as acts of political resistance, contestation or subversion?
– What might a study of clothing inventions reveal about citizenship in the past, today & the future?
‘The Enemy has Many Faces’May 12, 2022
And the Sewing Begins!January 24, 2022
POP Digital Mask filter – developmentNovember 5, 2021
Speculatively sewing historic clothing patentsJuly 14, 2021
Video: Public lecture by Prof. Shahidha BariJuly 14, 2021
Cosplay & the Significance of ClothingJune 29, 2021
Adaptive Clothing: What is it and Who is it For?March 19, 2021
Lecture & Masterclass by Prof Shahidha BariFebruary 26, 2021
4S 2021 Conference Open Panel CFPFebruary 15, 2021
Some Thoughts on the FACE OFF SymposiumJanuary 19, 2021
The politics of male underwearNovember 6, 2020
Clothing the “Perfect” Mother?October 21, 2020
A Time-Travellers Pocket: What secrets do 200 years of pockets hold?September 21, 2020
The Politics of Underwear: Chasing the moving nippleSeptember 3, 2020
Beaches, Bodies & Bathing Couture: Who gets to show off what & where?August 24, 2020
The Shoplifter’s Clothes: Technologies for a Feminist PracticeAugust 19, 2020
Care, surveillance & the monitoring of childhoodJuly 28, 2020
Policing & the Politics of ProtectionJuly 27, 2020
We have been inventing PPE for centuries. But who gets protected?July 20, 2020
Learning, Living & Feeling with BIG DataJuly 13, 2020
Patent illustrations from Espacenet, used with permission of the European Patent Office.