Design, the Arts and Social Practice
18 February 2020 | 6.30pm 8.30pm
Rootstein Hopkins Space: EAST, London College of Fashion, 20 John Prince's St, Marylebone, London, W1G 0BJ
Helen Storey and Lucy Orta in conversation with Sandy Black
16th Keynote event from London Doctoral Design Centre (LDoc)
Professor Helen Storey and Professor Lucy Orta have more than two decades of creative arts practice that has broken boundaries and challenged perceptions through a wide range of socially engaged public and community art projects. Each artist has evolved their highly collaborative practice from a background in fashion design, addressing the urgent issues of our time including the climate emergency, migration and global citizenship.
Helen and Lucy will each introduce three of their projects, followed by a conversation and questions from the audience.
Don’t miss this unique opportunity to hear from and engage with two award-winning creative practitioners and researchers working towards sustainable futures.
Helen Storey is Professor of Fashion and Science at UAL’s Centre for Sustainable Fashion based at London College of Fashion. Her work uses the power of fashion, science and wonder to communicate and act upon some of the most complex issues of our time. During 2019, Helen was the first UNHCR Artist in Residence at the Za’atari Refugee Camp in Jordan.
Lucy Orta is Professor of Art, Fashion and the Environment at UAL’s Centre for Sustainable Fashion based at London College of Fashion. Her practice investigates the boundaries between the body, architecture and environment, exploring their common social factors, communication and identity. Lucy has exhibited projects globally in the context of food, water and life, including in Antarctica.
Sandy Black is Professor of Fashion and Textile Design and Technology at UAL’s Centre for Sustainable Fashion based at London College of Fashion. She publishes widely on fashion, textiles and sustainability.
Please send your questions in advance to Sandy Black