Publications

  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • New article: Masks, PPE and early women motorists
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    We have a new article in Sociology journal. Open Access PDF available here. From 100-year-old women’s motoring masks to contemporary PPE:  A socio-political study of persistent problems and inventive possibilities By Kat & Katja Abstract: Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, personal protective...
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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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  • ‘The Enemy has Many Faces’
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    Insects, Clothing Inventions and Colonial Legacies One of the topics we’ve been exploring at POP concerns how clothing inventions mediate/shape/reflect relations between humans and animals. Originally, what we had expected to find were designs for activities such as hunting, farming...
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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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