Art, Architecture & Design February Good News
1 March 2018
The latest good news from the School of Art, Architecture and Design
English version of publication launched for exhibition
Two journal articles by Dr Kiff Bamford, Reader in the School of Art, Architecture and Design, will appear in the English version of Re: Towards a minor history of exhibitions and performances (2018). Originally in French, the English version was launched to coincide with the exhibition Re: Celebrating the Body held in Regina, Canada, earlier this year.
Leeds School of Architecture Senior Lecturer Dr Mohamad Hafeda’s film Sewing Borders was screened at the International Film Festival in Rotterdam, which took place between 24 January and 4 February.
Using the lived experiences of residents, contrasted with maps and documents, the film examines the history of shifting borders and displacement across the Middle East.
Fashion graduate joins leading name
2017 fashion graduate Rocio Mena Moscoso has accepted a position at international fashion house Iris Van Herpen. The innovative spirit of Rocio's work will complement the inventive philosophy of the Van Herpen brand.
Final year fashion students’ sponsorship success
Two final year fashion students have been awarded fabric sponsorship to create their final collections. Charlotte Watson will be supplied with lightweight wools, worsted fabrics and linings from Yorkshire cloth merchants Dugdale Bros & Co. and Louison Webb will be supplied by Super Rod. Louison’s final collection takes inspiration from issues surrounding sustainability and pollution, with her fabric palette consisting of papers, tyvek, organic bamboo cotton and milk fabric - created by spinning protein fibres.
Progressive Rocks show
Senior Lecturer in Fine Art Nathaniel Mellors has a solo show of his work, Progressive Rocks, at the New Museum, New York from 6th February 2018 to 15th April 2018. The wryly-comical videos, sculptures, and installations critique morality, national identity, religion, and power structures in contemporary society. Curated by Margot Norton, the show will be on view in the New Museum’s recently installed South Galleries.