Call for Papers / Call for Makers
Futurescan 5: Conscious Communities
7th – 8th September 2022
University of Leeds, UK
The challenges of recent years have brought about significant change to fashion and textiles education, research and industry practices. Environmental, societal, ethical, cultural and political change, technological and material innovations, decolonisation, diversity and inclusivity have proliferated thinking, making and production. In addition, the devaluing of creative subjects in schools, further education and higher education changes and funding cuts continue to impact. Industry requires and values skills from specialist fashion and textiles training, however, there is scope to increase visibility of the breadth of career opportunities for graduates. Evidencing the value of fashion and textiles education beyond the higher education sector and engaging wider society have become key agendas. Working collectively and collaboratively brings new opportunities for investigation surrounding fashion and textiles.
Futurescan 5: Conscious Communities, the next Association of Fashion & Textile Courses (FTC) conference invites submissions from established and early career researchers, postgraduates, practitioners, makers, designers and educators regarding completed projects or work in progress. The conference provides a forum for the dissemination of research, creative practice and pedagogy surrounding fashion and textiles. Submissions are encouraged that discuss, challenge and provoke debate in connection to one or more of the following themes:
ENVIRONMENTAL + RESILIENT COMMUNITIES
Disruption, climate emergency, sustainability, responses to the pandemic, health and wellbeing.
SOCIETAL + POLITICAL COMMUNITIES
Intersectionality, decolonisation, identity, morality, marginalisation, activism and social design.
CULTURAL + ETHICAL COMMUNITIES
Heritage, museums and archives, engagement, inclusivity, diversity and ethical production.
TECHNOLOGICAL + MATERIAL COMMUNITIES
Digital visions and innovations, immateriality versus materiality, handcraft, haptic and tactile.
COLLABORATIVE + PARTICIPATORY COMMUNITIES
Cooperation, co-creation, co-design, making spaces, interdisciplinarity or cross-disciplinary.
Contributors can choose from the submission formats:
Full Paper: 20-minute conference presentation
Short Paper: 10-minute conference presentation
Poster: Digital file
Exhibit: Physical or digital examples of practice-based work
For all submissions please provide:
Poster submissions as single file upload:
Exhibit submissions should include:
SUBMISSION UPLOAD: https://app.oxfordabstracts.com/stages/2668/submitter
We are delighted to announce that articles formed from conference presentations can be submitted to the associated conference journals for consideration:
Manuscript submissions are before the conference – 31 June 2022
Manuscript submissions are after the conference – 15 November 2022
Articles for journal submission will be subject to journal peer review processes and must comply with the relevant journal publication guidelines.
FTC Post-Conference Publication
Selected papers, posters and exhibits will be made available online by the FTC after the conference. Submissions are required by 13 December 2022.
Full Paper: 3000-5000 words
Short Paper: 1500-3000 words
Poster: PDF file
Exhibit: Overview of practice-based work, 500-1000 words and minimum 3 images
Call for Papers / Call for Makers issued October 2021
Closing date for abstracts 17 January 2022
Acceptance and feedback 18 April 2022
Journal article submission (optional) 31 June 2022
Virtual exhibit upload 22 August 2022
Presentation upload 1 September 2022
Physical exhibit onsite installation 6 September 2022
Futurescan 5 Conference 7 – 8 September 2022
Journal article submission (optional) 15 November 2022
Post-conference publication submission (optional) 13 December 2022
Email: [email protected]
Twitter: @FTCorg #futurescan5