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Dr Catherine Dormor presents at the Textile Society of America Biennial Symposium
10-14 September 2014. UCLA (University of California, Los Angeles)

Dr Catherine Dormor presents at the Textile Society of America Biennial Symposium

10th - 14th Sept 2014


Catherine Dormor, Lecturer in Visual Culture and Fashion, presents at the Textile Society of America Biennial Symposium: New Directions: Examining the Past, Creating the Future. Her presentation , titled 'Writing Textile, Making Text: Cloth and Stitch as Agency for Disorderly Tex' is part of the panel 3C. Tech, Text, & Textiles, held on Thursday, September 11.

The theme of the Symposium, New Directions: Examining the Past, Creating the Future, explores change and innovation in textiles in the past while looking at the state of the field of textiles, textile study, production and creativity, today and for the future. Where have we been and where are we going? What are the moments that encapsulate change? What are the shifts in direction for cultures, technology, creativity and knowledge? And how do these shifts effect our understanding of textiles?

The program includes two full days of multiple concurrent sessions on the UCLA campus and a full day of plenary sessions at LACMA on Saturday. In addition to the sessions, there will be receptions, special exhibitions, an awards ceremony, and a series of dynamic pre- and post-conference workshops and study tours to local and regional art institutions, collections, and artist studios.

For more information and the event programme visit the Textile Society of America website.