CONFERENCE OPEN PANEL. Kat is chairing an Open Panel for the 4S 2021 conference in Toronto called Un/Making a Difference: The Possibilities of Extra-ordinary Acts of Mundane Resistance in Unequal and Uncertain worlds, 6-9 Oct, 2021
SPECIAL ISSUE LAUNCH: Kat is speaking about a vignette on POP she has written in a special issue of Digital Culture & Society as part of the Alternative Histories in DIY Cultures and Maker Utopias, Vol 6 (1) (edited by Cindy Kohtala, Yana Boeva & Peter Troxler). 29 April.
GUEST LECTURE. Silvia gave a lecture about her PhD for the “Redressing Crime” MA seminar (with Design, Criminology and Social Justice and Media Production students) in the School of Fashion, Faculty of Communication & Design, Ryerson University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Date tbc.
SEMINAR. Kat is talking at the Collaborative Future-Making research platform at Malmö University, 4 March 2021.
SYMPOSIUM PAPER: FACE OFF: The Provocation and Power of Face Masks and Head Coverings, Manchester Fashion Institute online symposium. Kat & Katja are giving a paper: From the Plague Proboscis to Pandemic PPE: Unmasking the inventive socio-histories of face coverings [Abstract] 13 – 14 Jan 2021.
PODCAST: Unfinished Business: The fight for women’s rights, British Library exhibition, 23 Oct – 24 Feb 2021. Kat was interviewed by BL curator Polly Russell and author/presenter Jools Walker for a podcast to accompany the exhibition. Access the podcast series here.
GUEST LECTURE: MA Fashion programme, Faculty of Communication & Design, Ryerson University, Toronto Canada for Dr. Alison Matthews David (Author of Fashion Victims: The Dangers of Dress Past and Present), 19 Nov 2020
KEYNOTE: Getting into Research: Critical makings, experimental wearings and alternate doings, RMIT DERC, Melbourne, Australia, 13 Mar 2020
TALK and workshop participant: Intellectual Property for the Un-Disciplined, PASSIM, Linköping University, Sweden, 10-13 Sept.
CONFERENCE PAPER: Politics of Past Patents: Researching “haunted” “acts of citizenship” from 1820 to 2020, 4S – Society for the Social Studies of Science Annual Conference, New Orleans, USA, 3-7 Sept.
KEYNOTE: What can we learn from (dead) inventors? Re-imagining the past. Making the present. Designing the future. Aalto University, Design School, Helsinki, Finland, 28 Aug.
TALK and workshop participant: Interviewing the Interviewer: Understanding past inventive practice, Contested Histories, German Historical Institute and Goethe-Institute, London, 3-4 July
TALK and workshop participant: Creative Arts & Design Impact Network Workshop, RMIT Europe, Barcelona, Spain 13-15 June.
WORKSHOP LEAD and seminar participant: The Unfinished Pocket – Experimental sewing, The Unfinished in Architecture, Design & Planning, Open University, London, 6 June.
SEMINAR: Politics of Patents: Researching Making and Wearing Clothing Inventions, Open University, Milton Keynes, UK. 12 Feb.