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Association of Fashion and Textiles Courses Conference: Futurescan: Mapping the Territory

Foresight Centre, University of Liverpool
17 November 2009 11:30 - 18 November 2009 16:00

This conference addresses the future challenges and opportunities for the development of fashion and textiles education in light of a rapidly changing external landscape, both locally and globally.
The FTC Association has assembled a number of experienced industry speakers with a range of perspectives on future trends and customer behaviour, sourcing, manufacturing and retail, to provide insights and prompt debate on a number of issues.
Keynote Speaker: Professor David Shah, Publisher of Textile View, View 2, Viewpoint, View Colour Planner, View China

Are our current perspectives of the ‘employable graduate’ still relevant in this ‘flat world’ and what are the implications for the student experience?

What really is ‘internationalisation’ and how do we ensure currency and resources to develop higher-level skills? The ‘ever-changing’ creative industries require new and exciting ways to create products, communities, opportunities and profits. Prevailing discourse around ‘interdisciplinary’ emphasises the ‘creative imagination’ as the most important attribute in breaking down traditional discipline silos. The question, ‘what are the implications for fashion and textiles within the context of art and design education and other disciplines? has prompted the FTC research study: Mapping the Territory.

In addition the conference will include over 25 research presentations from the sector

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Sally Wade
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