Announcing The FACE Summit: Thursday 13th October 5-8pm (GMT) & Friday 14th October 11.30 am-7pm (GMT) a FREE event to platform research on identity, power, representation and belonging. This is an intersectional fashion platform led by Black and Brown Academics for all.
Blog post kindly provided by Caryn Franklin, FACE.
This event is for EVERYONE
The FACE Summit offers inspiration and practical teaching aids for required culturally competent delivery of education. The FACE Summit is both a live and online event hosted from the heart of London at Central St Martins in Kings Cross. Students especially welcome.
This Summit will be recorded and stored on the FACE YouTube channel.
Registration with Eventbrite (online) here
Registration with Eventbrite (in person) here
Online Summit on Teams, with some events also available to attend at Central Saint Martins, Granary Building, 1 Granary Square, Kings Cross, London N1C 4AA
RSVP Form (for our records – attendance data) here
Downloadable Talks Schedule here
What does an anti-racist curriculum look like, and how do we avoid under resourced, privileged view-points informing process? How do we move away from the current binary, hetero-patriarchal and elitist models to co-create with our students? The FACE Summit; is situated across two inspirational days in October dedicated to coalition and joyful curiosity.
This event is for EVERYONE
The programme opens Thursday 13th October from 5-8pm with award-winning filmmaker Ricardo Barker’s brief film: Disclosure to foreground FACE co-founder discussion on the challenges for Black and Brown academics in education (only 1% of university professors are Black). This will be followed by Dr Christine Checinska in conversation, the V&A’s inaugural Senior Curator of African and African Diaspora Fashion and Lead Curator of the Africa Fashion exhibition – showing July 2022 – April 2023, will share insights from a stunning career.
The event continues online Friday 14th October 11.30-7pm with multiple panels running concurrently (see below) to offer a wide variety of educational presentations. Downloadable schedule coming soon.
The event will close at 6pm with drinks and live event takeover by Jameela Elfaki Founder and Editor in Chief of independent Magazine, Platform and creative agency AZEEMA.
“Black culture and Style is fundamental to the global conversation. The language of fashion and identity is rapidly shifting. Black and Brown creativity carries important market currency in 2022, so when and how will we remove race barriers to honour all student need for culturally competent education.”
FACE co-founders Andrew Ibi, Pascal Matthias, Sharon Lloyd
FACE together with organisers Central St Martins, have partnered with CHEAD, British Fashion Council, Parsons New York, Slow Factory, Farfetch, Fashion Minority Reports, Mentoring Matters, Tilting the Lens and Azeema. Special thanks to Hywel Davis, Tanveer Ahmed and Isabella Coraca.
Schedule of events
Thursday 13th Oct. 17.00 19.15 (GMT)
17.00 – 17.10 Welcome from Dr.Rathna Ramanathan, Pro Vice Chancellor and Head of Central Saint Martins College
17.10 – 17.30 Film: Disclosure: Voicing our Truth by Ricardo Barker (Leeds Trinity)
17.30 – 18.00 Keynote 1: FACE founders Andrew Ibi (Liverpool John Mores University Pascal Matthias (Southampton University) Sharon Lloyd (Solent University), in conversation with Caryn Franklin MBE (Kingston School of Art) pictured in the gallery below.
18.00 – 1805 Break
1805 – 17.15 Keynote 2: Dr Christine Checinska. See below.
Friday 14th Oct 11.30 – 19.00 (GMT).
11.30 – 11.35 (GMT) Welcome to Day 2m from Tanveer Ahmed: Event Organiser
11.35 – 12.35 (GMT) Keynote 3: Growing up in different Worlds: The UK. Osman Yousefzada in conversation with Asiya Durrani-McCann
13.10 – 13.15 Break
SESSION 1: FASHION INDUSTRY 13.15 – 14.15 (GMT)
Panels will run concurrently
Panel 1. Addressing Racism in the Fashion Industry
Flavia Loscialpo (Solent University), Salmena Carvalho (Edinburgh College of Art), Radha Singh: Presentations: racial capitalism (FL), institutional racism (SC), diverse role models (RS)
Panel 2. Diversifying Digital Fashion
Sonia Snood (Southampton Solent) Beatrice Newman (University of East London) Noorin Khamisani (University of Portsmouth): Presentations: digital diversity (BN), racism in data (SS) Digital Sustainability (NK)
Panel 3. Unseen on Screen
Bafta winner PC Williams in conversation with Daniel Peters, Minority Report
Panel 4. Beyond Europe: African New Wave Fashions
Erica de Greef and Lesiba Matsibela (African Fashion Research Institute) (chairs) with Nkumbu Mutambo (Northumbria University), Tolulope Omoyele (London College of Fashion) Benita Odogwu-Atkinson (University for the Creative Arts) and Fashion Liberation Collective (North Africa) Nada Koreish (University West England)
Panel 5. Hair, Race and Beauty intertwined
Sharon Lloyd (Solent University), Chair with Davina Hawthorne (De Montfort University), Rose Sinclair (Goldsmiths College), Max Kandhola (Nottingham Trent University), Michelle Marshall in conversation with Professor Emma Tarlo TBC (Goldsmiths University) discussing the exhibition Hair: Untold Stories at the Horniman Museum
Panel 6. Black and POC Masculinities
Harris Elliot (CSM), Chair, with Lorraine Henry King (LCF), designer Samson Soboye,Presentations: Black Super Heroes (LK)
14.15 – 14.30 Break
Join academics, industry champions, cultural influencers, activists, artists and designers to explore RACE in 2022 and beyond
SESSION 2: FASHION EDUCATION 14.30-15.30 (GMT)
Panels will run concurrently
Panel 1. Can White Educators Decolonise Fashion Education?
John Boddy (Falmouth University) Chair
Mylinh Nguyen (University of Brighton), Sukaina Dykes (Solent University), Jason Forrest (Nottingham Trent University), Max Kandhola (Nottingham Trent University), Jacob Goff (Northumbria), Presentations: decolonising the curriculum (MN), library (SD) curricula/industry (JF) Creative Change makers (MK); heritage brief (JG)
Panel 2. Addressing Barriers to Fashion Education
Asiya Durrani-McCann (Manchester Fashion Institute) and Ezinma Mbeledogu (UCA) presenting and in conversation with Dal Chodha (CSM), Berni Yates (CSM) and a fashion designer (TBC) Presentations: Embracing the uncomfortable truth – How to address racism and ethnicity in HE(AD) and The Only Black in the Village (EM)
Panel 3. Fashion Education: The Systemic Revolution (book discussion)
Ben Barry, Dean School of Fashion (Parsons School of Design) in conversation with Black/POC book contributors: Grace Jun (University of Georgia), Sang Thai (RMIT University), Riley Kucheran (Toronto Metropolitan University – formerly Ryerson) and Tanveer Ahmed (CSM)
Panel 4. Student Experiences
FACE Student Group-led panel from Kiara Morris (Central Saint Martins) and Tegan Rush (Central Saint Martins) from FACE Teleica Kirkland (London College of Fashion) Hemlines, Student Collective (Central Saint Martins)
Panel 5. Fashioning Education Workshop
Film Screening: Expectations of diversity in textiles education and industry. Elaine Igoe and Nicholas Dunn (Chelsea College of Arts, UAL) presenting student film
Panel 6. The Intersectional Politics of Fashion Education: nightmares & dreams.
A workshop of constructive, collective destruction – Fashioning Education Group, Berlin Renate Strauss and Franziska Schreiber (Berlin University of the Arts)
Panel 7. See My FACE
Pascal Matthias (Southampton University) and Caryn Franklin (Kingston School of Art) on recent FACE anti-racist initiatives including the work of FACE White Associates.
This summit is brimming with creativity presenting inspirational voices of minoritised visionaries across technical, commercial and educational disciplines.
SESSION 3: RECRUITMENT & PROGRESSION 15:45 – 16:45 (GMT)
Panels will run concurrently
Panel 1. Dorchester Experimental Lab Mentoring Project with Tolu Coker. David Kappo (Central Saint Martins) in conversation with Tolu Coker (Dorchester Experimental Lab Mentee)
Panel 2. Diversifying the Fashion Industry. Asiya Durrani-McCann (Manchester Fashion Institute) and Radha Singh (Nottingham Trent University) in conversation with Daniel Peters (Fashion Minority Report), Laura Edwards (Mentoring Matters) and Diversity Head (Farfetch)
Panel 3. Diaspora Fashions. Harris Elliot (Central Saint Martins), (Chair) Nada Koreish (University West England) presenting own practice Fashion Liberation Collective (North Africa) Jameela Elfaki (AZEEMA) Rahemur Rahman, (Central Saint Martins)
Panel 4. Inclusive Fashions. Tilting the Lens workshop (content to be announced).
Panel 5. Inclusive Bodies. (Content to be announced).
16.45 – 17.00 Break
PROVOCATIONS 17.00-1900 (GMT)
17:00 – 17.45 Panel 5. Provocation 1: Slow Factory Céline Semaan
17:45 – 18.15 Panel 6. Provocation 2: Black Business Institute Sharon Lloyd and Darren Miller.
18:15 – 19:00 Panel 7. Closing Provocation: LEGACY: There Is Nothing New About Black Fashion Culture Andrew Ibi (Liverpool John Mores University) and Harris Elliot (Central Saint Martins) BOLD presenting BOLD (Black Oriented Legacy Development) in conversation with fashion designers (TBC)
19.00 21.30 Drinks with party, all invited, DJing by Andrew Ibi Lethaby Gallery
FACE Summit 2022 Speakers (continued)
From L-R Row 1. Ricardo Barker: Leeds Trinity, Tolulope Omoyele: London College of Fashion, Teleica Kirkland: London College of Fashion. Tegan Rush: Central Saint Martins. Row 2 Tanveer Ahmed: Central Saint Martins, Sonia Sood: Southampton Solent, Sang Thai: RMIT (Australia), Riley Kucheran: Ryerson University (Canada)
From L-R Row 1. Ben Barry: Parsons School of Design (US) Dal Chodha: Central Saint Martins, Darren Miller Black Business Institute, Davina Hawthorne: DeMontfort University. Row 2. Elaine Igoe: Chelsea College of Art, Flavia Loscialpo: Solent University, Grace Jun: University of Georgia (US). Jacob Goff: Northumbria University
From L-R Row 1. Nkumbu Mutambo: Northumbria University, Nicholas Dunn: Chelsea School of Art, Mylinh Nguyen: University of Brighton, Max Kandhola: Nottingham Trent University. Row 2. Kiara Morris: Central Saint Martins, Kelly L. Reddy: Iowa State University (US, Jason Forrest: University of East London, Jameela Elfaki Founder & Editor in Chief AZEEMA
From L-R Row 1. Bernie Yates: Central Saint Martins, Erica De Greef: African Fashion Research Institute, Lesiba Mabitsela: African Fashion Research Institute, Asiya Durrani-McCann Manchester Metropolitan University. Row 2. Beatrice Newman: University of East London, Benita Odogwu – Atkinson: University for the Creative Arts, Emma Tarlo: Goldsmiths College, Ezinma Mbeledogu: University for the Creative Arts. Row 3. John Boddy: Falmouth University, Nada Koreish: University of West England