09.30-10.15 registration, coffee

10.15-10.30 introduction

Benedict Carpenter (Associate Head of School of Visual and Performing Arts, DMU) & Dr David Heap (Associate Professor for Design Cultures, School of Design, DMU)

Conveners (Dr Yeseung Lee, Design Cultures, DMU & Dr Ellen Sampson, Fashion Research Network. Chelsea College of Art)                                                                                            

10.30-11.30 Keynote Lecture:

Professor Jussi Parikka (Technological Culture & Aesthetics, Winchester School of Art, University of Southampton) 

‘A Planetary Surface: On Infrastructure, Design and the Fabric of Materiality’

11.30-11.40 break

11.40-13.00 Session ONE:

Dr Freyja Hartzell (Assistant Professor of Modern Design, Architecture, and Art. Bard Graduate Center): ‘Experience, Poverty, Transparency: The Myths of Modern Glass’

Dr Helen Margaret Walter & Peter Quinn Davis (Lecturers in Design Culture, Plymouth University): ‘Reconstituting the Four Quarters: Porcelain Surfaces and Embodied Identities’

Dr Emine Gorgul (Associate Professor, the School of Architecture, Istanbul Technical University): ‘Immaterialisation of the Spatial Embodiment in Early Modern Architecture’


13.00-14.00 Lunch (Trinity House)

14.00-15.20 Session TWO: 

Benedict Carpenter (Associate Head of Visual and Performing Arts, De Montfort University) & Max Mosscrop (Principal Lecturer in Fine Art,  De Montfort University): ‘Artisanal Engines and Virtual Surfaces’

Dr Jane Birkin (Associate Lecturer, Winchester School of Art, University of Southampton): ‘Material preservations of surface decay’

Stefanie Rau (Artist, Berlin University of the Arts / Sandberg Institute Amsterdam): ‘On Hands in Gloves’

15.20-15.40 break 

15.40-17.00  Session THREE: 

Dr Oksana Chefranova (Lecturer, Film & Media Studies, Yale University) ‘On Genealogy of Translucent Screen and Rehabilitation of the Ephemeral’

Lesley Halliwell (PhD candidate, Manchester School of Art, Manchester Metropolitan University): ‘The Depth of Surface’

Professor Alistair O’Neill (Fashion History and Theory, Central Saint Martins, UAL): ‘Shiny, Shiny’: sequins in a spin


17.00-18.00 Reception (Trinity House)