Back in November 2019, EFHA organized its sixth International Conference, titled ‘Fashion and the Politics of Heritage.’ The conference critically explored the physical and virtual encounters between fashion, culture and history. By assessing the current state of theory-and practice-based research, the conference contextualized the role of politics in these interactions, and investigated their respective fashion narratives. Held in London at LCF, the event was a two-day of enticing conversations that can finally be accessed and enjoyed online.
Down below you all the single presentations:
Intro to the conference: Dr Djurdja Bartlett, Transnational Fashion Hub, London College of Fashion, UAL
Section I – Questioning Heritage and Fashion
Adelheid Rasche / Germanisches Nationalmuseum Nuremberg
Fashion or Heritage – between now and yesterday. An introduction
Waleria Dorogova / Academy of Fine Arts Vienna
The cult of fashion heritage – a self-serving endeavour?
Antoine Bucher / The New School – Parsons Paris
When is Fashion Heritage?
Marie Riegels Melchior / University of Copenhagen
Keyword ‘Fashion’: Understanding Digital Fashion Heritagization in the Case of Europeana Fashion and the Google Cultural Institute’s We Wear Culture
PANEL DISCUSSION – Chair Djurdja Bartlett
All the parts of the conference can be accessed from these links:
Section 1 – Questioning Heritage and Fashion
Section 2 – Fashion, Heritage and National Identities
Section 3 – Working with heritage / Tales From the Fashion Archive
Section 4 – Working with heritage / the Museum Perspective
Section 5 – Queering Grounds / Queer Heritage between Academia and the Museum