Fiber and Material Studies: News and Events
Wednesday, October 9, 12:00 p.m.
Gene Siskel Film Center, 164 N. State St.
Free and open to the public
William Bronson and Grayce Slovet Mitchell Lectureship in Fiber and Material Studies
Kirsty Robertson is an Associate Professor of Contemporary Art and Museum Studies at Western University, Canada. She holds an MA and PhD from Queen's University, Canada and completed postdoctoral research at Goldsmiths College, University of London. Her research focuses on activisim, visual culture, and changing economies. She has published widely on the topic and is currently finishing her book Tear Gas Epiphanies: New Economies of Protest, Vision, and Culture. More recently, she has turned her attention to the study of wearable technologies, immersive environments, and the potential overlap(s) between textiles and technologies. Her co-edited volume, Imagining Resistance: Visual Culture, and Activism in Canada, was released in 2011, and her co-authored book Putting IP In Its Place will be released by Oxford University Press in early 2014.