Kat

  • Speculative Sewing Inventory – launch
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    Today we launch our first phase of the Speculative Sewing Inventory. This is an open-access digital archive that documents our inventive practice research. Over the past five years, we have been not only researching but also reconstructing and re-imagining clothing...
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  • NGO CSW (Commission on the Status of Women) Forum at the UN
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    POP are incredibly pleased that our collaborative short film "Women On The Move" about hidden histories of inventive women's sportswear, has not only been selected to appear at the 2024 Socially Relevant Film Festival (SRFF) but they have also chosen...
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  • Swedish STS Keynote
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    I am delighted to be invited to keynote at the Swedish STS annual Science & Technology Conference hosted by the Technology & Social Change (TEMA) and Gender Studies at Linköping University. I am joined by Laura Watts who is giving...
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  • Women On The Move promo film poster
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    We have been preparing promotional materials to support the Women On The Move showing at various film festivals. It's exciting to see the number of laurels growing at the top!
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  • Film Festivals
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    POP is thrilled to be shortlisted to appear at international film festivals. Last year we were at Kendal Mountain Film Festival. This year we have been selected for three more events (so far). A few more are pending, so watch...
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  • Kendal Mountain Film Festival
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    POP was very pleased to hear our collaboratively made short film Women on the Move - about the forgotten histories of inventive women's sport and activewear -  was shortlisted to appear at the 2023 Kendal Mountain Film Festival (KMFF). The...
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  • Pockets of Power on tour
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    POCKETS of POWER is a 20min cabaret show about the remarkable histories of pocket inventions and their inventors from the POP research. These stories are brought to life by award-winning feminist theatre company Scary Little Girls, with Becca Morden, Naomi...
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  • More about POCKETS of POWER
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    What's it all about.....?
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  • Glastonbury 2023
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    POP is collaborating with feminist theatre company Scary Little Girls and writer and performer Dr Naomi Paxton + five other very talented actors to showcase POP research at this year's Glastonbury Festival. Together we are making a  10min family show...
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  • Podcast – Garmology
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    I was recently invited onto the Garmology podcast hosted by Nick Johannessen. I talked about about the history of patented clothing inventions, creative lesser-known inventors and speculative sewing practices. I referenced not only the POP project but also research undertaken...
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  • IWD press coverage
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    The "Women On The Move" film and research article "Convertible, multiple and hidden: The inventive lives of women’s sport and activewear 1890–1940" were launched on International Women's Day - 8th March 2023. The research received national, regional and specialist coverage in 235...
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  • IWD: Film + article launch
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    POP launched a collaborative film and journal article about historical women's sport and active wear on International Women's Day. Both bring to life inventive treasures in the archive that point to how persistently creative, brave and resilient girls and women...
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  • Curzon film screening pics
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    Lots of great pictures (and some video) were taken to capture the launch screening of the "Women On The Move" film, Q&A and costume demo's. It looks like the audience enjoyed it as much as all of us on stage....
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  • New article: Convertible, multiple & hidden sportswear
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    We have a new article in Sociological Review journal. Open Access PDF available here. Convertible, multiple and hidden: The inventive lives of women’s sport and activewear 1890–1940 Abstract: Who gets to be ‘sporty’ and active in public is an enduring topic...
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  • “Women On The Move” Film launch
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    FILM SCREENING, Q&A + COSTUME DEMO'S Thursday 2nd March, 6pm-9pm Curzon Bloomsbury The Brunswick Centre, London WC1N 1AW - MAP FREE - but you'll need a ticket Tickets available HERE. ----------------------------- Hosted by POP With: POP - Kat Jungnickel The...
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  • SSA – Speculative Sewing Archive
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    The POP team have been hard at work this year researching, reconstructing and re-imagining 200 years of clothing inventions from the European Patent Archives. Our practice research involves stitching together theory, methods and making into three-dimensional arguments. So far we...
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  • Listening to the archive
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    POP recently travelled to Utrecht to collaborate with COPIM's Julien McHardy and sound maker Nahuel Canu on a musical piece in which we set out to listen to the archive. Together we made a score for sewing machines, sampler and voice...
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  • POP + The Adventure Syndicate
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    POP is very excited to be collaborating with The Adventure Syndicate to make a film about historic women's activewear from the patent archives. We've been running, jumping, climbing, swimming, hiking, cycling, flying, horse-riding, kicking, catching, throwing, leaping and otherwise putting...
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  • New article: Speculative Sewing
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    POP is very pleased to announce a new article out in the journal Social Studies of Science about our practice research approach. Called “Speculative Sewing: Researching, reconstructing and re-imagining wearable technoscience”. It combines feminist speculation with STS reconstruction practices -...
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  • 3x images of a woman using the mask filter
    Masks from the Past
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    Travel back in time to try out masks from the past The POP team are very pleased to launch the first POP Mask Filter, available on Instagram. Masks are more than you might think. A wide wonderful range of masks...
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  • POP Digital Mask filter – development
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    By Ellen & Kat The POP team have been researching and living with (and in) masks in ways we did not fully anticipate at the beginning of the project. This multiple experience has made exploring the history of masks in...
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  • New article: Clothing inventions as acts of citizenship
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    A new article on clothing inventions, material participation and acts of citizenship is out in the journal Science, Technology and Human Values.  It is open access and available here.
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  • Speculatively sewing historic clothing patents
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    Interactions magazine - "Making & Breaking" section Many thanks to the editors of the July/August INTERACTIONS magazine for the invitation to write this piece in the 'Making & Doing' section. It nicely captures many of parts of my practice across the Bikes &...
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  • Video: Public lecture by Prof. Shahidha Bari
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    POP and Methods Lab were very pleased to co-host a public lecture by Professor Shahidha Bari, in March 2021. Experiments in breathing: New approaches in material culture Professor Shahidha Bari is an academic, critic and broadcaster. She studied English at...
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  • POP + COPIM collaboration
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    POP are pleased to announce a collaboration with COPIM (Community-Led Open Publishing Infrastructures for Monographs Project). It is an open access book project experimenting with what a Data Book could look like. It probes how texts relate to the archive, and how digital tools complicate...
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  • Inventor Interviews II
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    We have completed 35 interviews to date with clothing inventors, hackers, makers and menders around the world. This map shows the breadth of coverage so far. We've been speaking with new and established clothing inventors, hackers, makers and menders Our...
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  • Expanding POP team
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    The POP team is very pleased to welcome Adele Mason-Bertrand to the project as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow. She has a PhD in Sociology from the University of Sheffield and has been working as a qualitative researcher at the Royal...
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  • NEW job
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    POP is hiring a new Postdoctoral Research Fellow CALLING ALL SEWING SOCIAL SCIENTISTS INTERESTED IN PRACTICE RESEARCH POP is hiring a new Postdoctoral Researcher Deadline for applications: Monday 12th April Interview date: w/c 26th April Start date: 1st June 2021...
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  • Calling for Interviewees
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    In addition to undertaking archive research into 200 years of clothing inventions, POP are interviewing individuals and companies inventively engaged with clothing. We are interested in how contemporary creatives are working with materials, designs and bodies in response to challenges and...
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  • Lecture & Masterclass by Prof Shahidha Bari
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    LECTURE: CLOTHES and CONCEPTS: Methods for a new materialism  24th March, 2021, 4.30pm – 6pm GMT Online event Free. All welcome Please register on Eventbrite This lecture explores emergent approaches to the study of material culture, thinking specifically about the...
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