RESEARCHING, RECONSTRUCTING & REIMAGINING 200YRS OF WEARABLE TECH

"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].

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POP is an ambitious global investigation of 200 years of patented clothing inventions

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– 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?

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Emerging research themes

This theme explores the politics of taking up space in public

This theme explores the politics of active bodies in public.

This theme explores intersections of work and citizenship via the politics of unequal/unrecognised labour.

This theme explores the politics of privacy and how people claim the personal in public contexts
This theme explores the politics of modal hierarchies and regimes of visibility in public.
This theme explores the politics of safety in public.

This theme explores the politics of dwelling in public.

This theme explores the politics of human & more-than-human relations.
This theme explores the politics of mundane survival.
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Patent illustrations from Espacenet, used with permission of the European Patent Office.