Design Dialogues | Critical Fashion Project

Beckmans artistic research

The second part of Beckman's design dialogues series is about what critical thinking can mean at a design college, where the emphasis is on design activity.

Maria Ben Saad, senior lecturer in fashion theoretic subjects and responsible for the Department of Artistic and Contextual Studies, presents her project Critical Fashion Project, which has been carried out within the framework of artistic research from Beckmans. 

November 3, | presentation and conversation  

The Critical Fashion Project discusses fashion design as a place for critical reflection, and what it can mean for both theory and practice. Central to the study is the concept of critical fashion practice, which in recent years has spread internationally within academia. Through examples primarily from former Beckmans students, the project aims to show how critical thinking can manifest itself in practice, with a focus on fluid, non-binary gender expression. 

The project resulted in a digital anthology, Critical Fashion: Reflections in Theory and Practice,consisting of personal essays, visual commentary and conversations. 

On November 3, the project will be presented briefly by Maria Ben Saad, who will then participate in a conversation moderated by Ane Lynge-Jorlén, fashion scientist and head of the talent incubator Designers' Nest in Copenhagen.  

Time, location & registration

Date: 3 November 16.15-17.15
Location: auditorium, Beckmans College of Design, Brahegatan 10


About artistic research at Beckmans 

In 2017, Beckmans initiated an investment in artistic research that has so far resulted in five different research projects with links to our fields of education. product design, fashion and visual communication. Some of the projects have been presented in various formats, including at nationalmuseum, Sven-Harry's art museum and Rian design museum. 

During HT21, we present an open lecture and talk series about the projects.

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