LDoc Keynote Lecture: Zowie Broach – Thinking Material Practice

13 March 2017 | 5.30pm – 7pm

Kensington, Senior Common Room

Free admission. Booking required.

Design thinking necessarily leads to moments of collaboration, collision and opinion. Design thinking is discursive and challenging.

This term's keynote lecturer is designer and head of fashion at the Royal College of Art Zowie Broach, co-founder of Boudicca. Broach takes fashion design as a mode of enquiry, offering a way of thinking which re-defines, deconstructs, examines and atomises fashion and identity. In this she suggests material practice as a vibrant research methodology for design that sets materiality and technology together in collaborative partnership.

LDoc is the Centre for Doctoral training in Design Research Study, located in London, a world hub for Design and the creative industries. Funded by the UK Arts and Humanities Research Council, LDoc is a collaboration between three internationally leading London based higher education institutions: the Royal College of Art, Kingston University and University of the Arts London. The Centre provides cross institutional PhD studentships and training, working in collaboration with key industry partners. It promotes and supports world-class Design Research Study and knowledge exchange and offers a concentration of high-level skills and expertise in creative, critical and ethical thinking that prepares graduates to contribute to the creative and cultural industries and wider professional world. For more information visit