2 CFPs: Taiwan and Iceland


International Foundation of Fashion Technology Institutes
Theme: Fashion Sustainability and Creativity
March 23-26, 2010, Taiwan
Deadline: August 31, 2009

Sustainable Fashion Philosophy and Policies

Sustainable Ethical Business Practices

Sustainable Fashion Creativity

Innovative Sustainable Technology

Sustainable Fashion and Textiles Education


IMAGES IN TIME: Flashing forward, backward, in front and behind photography in fashion, advertising and the press
November 27-28, 2009, University of Iceland, Reykjavik
Deadline: September 20, 2009

Photography and fashion have much in common. Both are expressive visual
mediums, constructors of meanings and significations, slippery research
objects, whose theoretical approaches therefore have been subject to much
change and some irresolution. Although it is well established that the
language of photography shares many terms used in semiological discourses,
there are no definite methods for “dealing with” images, but
several models, whose elements call for renewed scrutiny and testing.
Recent tendencies towards cross-fertilization between traditional (history
and art history) and newer (fashion studies, studies of visual and
material culture) disciplines as well as the theories involved, open up
the possibility of a variety of empirical/thematic, technical and
methodological, as well as theoretical approaches.

Practice and problems in dating, locating, attributing and identifying
images as empirical objects

Questioning the image as a constructive element and/or constituting force

Relationships between idea and reality in images/imaging

Images as forms of internal and/or external communication

Images as process, in creation, in propagation, in interpretation, at
their time of creation and with respect to their afterlife

Conflict and consensus in theoretical approaches, e.g. between semiology
and historical source criticism

Dealing with images as empirical objects: dating, locating, attributing
and identifying

Image-embedded values and assumptions and/or contradictions and dissonances

The reactive/proactive image

Aesthetics and/or ethics in image-production, e.g. manipulation of
historical images

Image (= icon) to Image (= brand)

Papers will be considered on any related theme. Abstracts (300 words maximum).

Send your questions and abstract here or here

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