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

EXPANDING citizens
SECRET citizens
PISSING & LEAKING citizens
ACTIVE citizens
INVISIBLE citizens
MULTISPECIES citizens
WORKING citizens
SELF - DEFENDING citizens
SURVIVING citizens
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Patent illustrations from Espacenet, used with permission of the European Patent Office.