Key Notes & Referees
KEYNOTE CONFERENCE SPEAKERS
We are pleased to announce confirmation of our main conference Keynote Speakers:
Glenn Adamson is currently Senior Scholar at the Yale Center for British Art. A curator and theorist who works across the fields of design, craft and contemporary art, he was until March 2016 the Director of the Museum of Arts and Design, New York. He has previously been Head of Research at the V&A, and Curator at the Chipstone Foundation in Milwaukee.
Glenn's publications include Art in the Making (2016, co-authored with Julia Bryan Wilson); Invention of Craft (2013); Postmodernism: Style and Subversion (2011); The Craft Reader (2010); and Thinking Through Craft (2007).
Angela McRobbie is Prof. of Communications at Goldsmiths University of London. She began her postgraduate career at the Birmingham University Centre for Contemporary Cultural Studies in the mid 1970s. Her field encompasses gender and popular culture, feminist theory, creative economy, fashion industry:start-ups and micro-enterprises. Her most current books are The Aftermath of Feminism 2008 and Be Creative:Making a Living in the New Culture Industries 2015.
Angela is currently completing two short books, one draws on AHRC funded research Spaces of Fashion: Micro-enterprises in London, Berlin and Milan. The other (drawing on her Mercator Lectures 2016-17 ) is titled Gender, 'Mediated Benefit-Shaming' and Neoliberalism.
PEER REVIEW PANEL
We are pleased to announce that the following distinguished persons have agreed to sit as the conference Peer Review Panel:
Independent writer, Curator and Lecturer in Design History at the Fundação Armando Alvares Penteado / FAAP, São Paulo, Brazil.
is an internationally renowned independent curator who has curated a number of pathfinding exhibitions exploring the development of contemporary Korean craft. Full details of her work can be found here.
Director of Craftspace, Birmingham, UK.
Co-founder of Community21.org University of Brighton, UK.
Executive Director of the Crafts Council, London, UK, and President of the World Crafts Council.
Writer and curator on craft and visiting lecturer at Middlesex University, School of Art and Design, and London Metropolitan University, The Sir John Cass School of Art, Architecture and Design, UK, and member of the craft leadership network, Craftnet, UK.
Senior Curator (Decorative Arts), Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, TAS, Commonwealth of Australia.
Victoria & Albert Museum Principal Research Fellow in Contemporary Design and Professor of Design Culture, University of Brighton, UK.
Professor of Textile Arts, Manchester School of Art, The Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK.
Senior Research Fellow, The Design School, Faculty of Art, Design & Architecture, Kingston University, UK.
Independent writer and curator and managing editor of Garland (the stories behind what we make) www.garlandmag.com and Adjunct Professor RMIT University and Research Fellow University of Melbourne, Australia.
Research Leader, Senior Tutor & Senior Research Fellow School of Material, Royal College of Art, UK.