Getting into research: Critical makings, experimental wearings and alternat...

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Getting into research: Critical makings, experimental wearings and alternative doings

Clothing is a critical socio-technology of everyday life; both mundane and familiar and invested with social and political significance. The political subject is (almost) always dressed (and even when they are not, this too is a potent act). Yet, clothing is largely underexplored in relation to understandings of citizenship. Jungnickel’s research takes a gender/queer, decolonial and feminist technoscience approach to the study of clothing inventions, embodied knowledges and the history of wearable technology.

In this talk, Jungnickel discusses two projects: Bikes & Bloomers is about convertible cycling costumes patented by 1890s women cyclists and Politics of Patents explores past innovation and lesser-known attempts by inventors to radically re-imagine alternate socio-political futures. Using patent archives, ethnographic methods and sociological sewing, her research opens up for discussion embodied, object-oriented and performative ways of thinking with and about inventive forms of knowledge making and transmission. Throughout, she reflects on the intimacy of making and wearing the clothes of others and what happens when as researchers we get up close to (and into) our research.

This event will be followed by the book launch of Creative Practice Ethnographies, we encourage you to stay and enjoy some light refreshments with us.

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Dr Kat Jungnickel (www.katjungnickel.com) is a senior lecturer in sociology and co-director of the Methods Lab at Goldsmiths, University of London. Her research explores mobilities, gender, technology cultures, DIY/making practices, and visual and inventive methods. She is expanding her sociological sewing practice in the European Research Councilfunded Politics of Patentswhich examines wearable tech, invention and citizenship. Recent publications include Transmissions: critical tactics for making and communicating research(MIT Press 2020), Creative Practice Ethnographies(with Hjorth, L., Harris, A., and Coombs, G., Lexington Press 2020) and Bikes and Bloomers: Victorian Women Inventors and their Extraordinary Cycle Wear(2018).


Image used with permission by Charlotte Barnes www.charlottebarnes.co.uk


This event is co-hosted by DCP ECP, DERC and CAST.

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