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Suzanne Stankard

PhD Work

PhD work

This PhD project examines the socio-cultural, economic and technical agencies upon the materiality and making of Malaysian songket textiles. By using my own weaving practice, I both include and abstract from these agenices, producing textiles of alternative material, technical and aesthetic genre. In transferring my practice to Malaysian weaving infrastructures, I use development and social theory methodologies that advocate facilitation of choice rather than imposition upon local makers. This research project argues that by facilitating external creativity which abstracts from internal agencies, the socio-cultural, technical and economic boundaries within creativity can be extended to provide choice to local makers.

Info

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  • PhD

    School

    School of Design

    Programme

    Textiles–2010

  • This PhD project examines the socio-cultural, economic and technical agencies upon the materiality and making of Malaysian songket textiles. By using my own weaving practice, I both include and abstract from these agenices, producing textiles of alternative material, technical and aesthetic genre. In transferring my practice to Malaysian weaving infrastructures, I use development and social theory methodologies that advocate facilitation of choice rather than imposition upon local makers. This research project argues that by facilitating external creativity which abstracts from internal agencies, the socio-cultural, technical and economic boundaries within creativity can be extended to provide choice to local makers.

  • Degrees

  • BA (Hons), Textiles (First class), Manchester Metropolitan University, 2001; Foundation Art and Design, South Trafford College, 1998
  • Experience

  • Visiting lecturer, Malaysian Government, Malaysia, 2003; Textile designer, Everest Weavers Pvt Ltd, Nepal, 2002; Textile designer, TABS Creative Projects Sdn Bhd, Malaysia, 2001; Textile designer, Yellow Label Designs, Macclesfield, 2001
  • Awards

  • Rootstein Hopkins Fund Scholarship, 2007; Pasold Research Fund Scholarship, 2006 & 7; Worshipful Company of Fanmakers Scholarship, 2007