Conference Programme

A Global Inclusive Interdisciplinary Conference
July 9th-10th, 2022
Athens, Greece

Conference Programme

Saturday 9th July 2022

09:00 – 09:30              Welcome to Event and Opening Words: Event Leaders

09:30 – 11:00              Session 1: Feeling Textiles

Chair: Lesley Millar

Extraordinary Worlds: ‘Excavating’ Poetic Narratives from Garments

Henrica Langh

Poetry Workshop

Henrica Langh

11:00 – 11:30              Coffee, Tea and Refreshments


11:30 – 13:00              Session 2: Performing Textile

Chair: Mona Craven

Textiles in Text: Text in Textiles

Loucia Manopoulou

Knitting and Everyday Meaning-Making

Susan Jones

‘We banquet with King William’s Ghost’: Protestant Appropriation of Linen Damask in Eighteenth Century Ireland

Deborah M. White

 11:30 – 13:00              Session 2: Fashion and Digital Transformation

Chair: Luca Lo Sicco

No Ball Games: Embellishing Hidden Homophobia in Football Through Fashioned Poetry

Christopher Hodge

The First Male Influencers. Stars Born Under the Camera Lens 

Leonardo Iuffrida

 13:00 – 14:00              Lunch Break


14:00 – 15:30              Session 3: Unravelling Textile        

Chair: Ariane Fourquier

Love-Clothes: A Sensory Exploration of Clothing as Objects of Love

Isabel Mundigo-Moore

Reading the Thread: Cloth and Eroticism

Lesley Millar

The Great Unravelling: An Exploration of the Ways in Which Fine Art Textile Artists are Telling Stories of Climate Breakdown

Emma Yorke

14:00 – 15:30              Session 3: Image and Message

Chair: Leonardo Iuffrida

Slay to the Rhythm: Queer-Diva Collaboration in Grace Jones’ “I’m Not Perfect (But I’m Perfect for You)”

Elio Iannacci

15:30 – 16:00              Coffee, Tea and Refreshments

16:00 – 17:30              Session 4: Excavating Textile

Chair: Beverly Ayling Smith

The Hidden Histories Of Women; Researching, Reflecting and Responding to our Grandmothers Histories

Alison Baxter

Interactive exhibition

Alison Baxter

 17:30 – 18:00             End of Opening Day Cross Session Discussion and Consolidation

18:00                           Wine and Drinks Reception

Sunday 10th July 2022


09:00 – 10:30              Session 5: Biography/autobiography and textiles

Chair: Henrica Langh

Threads of Innovation, Resilience and Destiny: Narrating Otti Berger’s Life and Work using Words, Imagery and Sensory Connections

Alexandra Matz

Sewing (for) Sylvia Likens

Anne Bettina Pedersen

“she touches herself in and of herself without any mediation”, Irigaray 1997: a reflection on the silent knowledge of trauma.

Ariane Fourquier

09:00 – 10:30              Session 5: Fashion as Educational Tool

Chair: Luca Lo Sicco

Sustainability is not a Moral Choice: Addressing Issues of Sustainability and ‘Fashion Violence’ amongst Marginalised Teens

Gayle Cantrell and Victoria Coutts

10:30 – 11:00              Coffee, Tea and Refreshments


11:00 – 12:30              Session 6: Testament and Textile

Chair: Loucia Manopoulou

The Materialisation of Testament: An Embroidered Response to Child Sexual Abuse in the Catholic Church in Australia

Kerry Martin

Introducing the TEX-KR Project: Exploring Cambodia’s Textile Material Culture of Conflict

Magali An Berthon

Trauma, Textiles and Technologies: Towards a “continuum” of Reparative Praxis

Faye Green

11:00 – 12:30              Session 6: Ideas of Fashion in Different Countries

Chair: Elio Iannacci

The Seamstresses of Asia Minor in Limassol, Cyprus

Nolly Moyssi

Fashion to Survive: Russian Influences on French Haute Couture after the 1917 Revolution

Luca Lo Sicco

12:30 – 14:00              Lunch

14:00 – 15:30              Session 7: Dialogue and Textiles

Chair: Emma Yorke

Weaving Transnational Dialogues on Gender-Based Violence through Textiles: A Comparative Study of Ireland and Mexico

Brenda Mondragón-Toledo

The Culturally Dislocated Ccloth – Elusive, Resistant or Interruptive?

Mona Craven

 15:30 – 16:00             Coffee, Tea and Refreshments

16:00 – 17:30              Session 8: Identity and Textile

Chair: Susan Jones

The English Shroud: From Winding Sheet to Art Gallery

Beverly Ayling-Smith

Man of the Cloth”: Expressions of Creativity, Ritual and Protest in Jamaica’s Revival.

Kirt Henry

Legendary Textiles and their Stories of Continuity

Sareekah Agarwaal

17:30 – 18:00            Project Development Workshop

8:00 – 18:15              End of Day Discussion, Closing Thoughts, Goodbyes



Visit to the Ilias Lalaounis Jewelry Museum


​​Benaki Museum of Greek Culture

Opening Hours on Sunday: 10:00 – 16:00

Discover the Greek Costume and the sartorial repertoire of the people of continental Greece and its islands.