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skin2: Exploring the seam between our first and second skin

Students are welcome to attend this second symposium in a series around the theme of ‘skin’ explores the seam between our first (biological) skin and our second skin (clothing) and their resulting intimate, intricate interaction.

skin2 will present thought-provoking insights from Dermatology, Design, Material Science, Psychology, Business and Medicine to discuss our human species and its unique adoption of a second skin. skin2 will consider the individual and combined roles of our first and second skins, today and tomorrow, in the context of an increasingly challenging, constantly changing world.

The day will include lunch and will be followed by a drinks reception.

PROGRAMME

9.30 Coffee/tea

10.00 Welcome to skin2 (Prof Frances Corner and Prof Jane Harris)

SESSION 1: OUR FIRST SKIN

10.15   Our First Skin – Prof Paul Matts (Procter & Gamble, UK)

10.45    21st Century Skin – Prof Mark Birch-Machin (Newcastle University, UK)

11.15   Skin in the Resource-Poor Settings – Prof Roderick Hay (King’s College Hospital, UK)

11.40   Challenges and Opportunities – Prof Terence Ryan (Emeritus Professor, Oxford University, UK)

12.05    Q&A with the session 1 speakers (Chair: Prof Danka Tamburic)

12.20    Lunch

SESSION 2: SECOND SKIN

13.30   Our Second Skin – Prof Roy Sandbach (Newcastle University, UK)

14.00   21st Century Clothing – Liz Clokajlo Squire (PhD student, London College of Fashion, UK)

14.30   Challenges and Opportunities – Dr Veronika Kapsali (London College of Fashion, UK)

15.00    Q&A with the session 2 speakers (Chair: Prof Jane Harris)

15.15    Tea/coffee break

SESSION 3: skin2 (EXPLORING THE SEAM)

15.30   The Seam: Creative Aspects – Prof Maria Carolina Garcia (Belas Artes University, Brazil)

15.50   The Seam: Psychological Perspectives – Dr Aurora Paillard (London College of Fashion, UK)

16.10   The Seam: Technological Opportunities – Prof Reinhold Dauskardt (Stanford University, USA)

16.45   Q&A with the session 3 speakers (Chair: Prof Paul Matts)

17.00   Closing Remarks

17.15    Drinks and Networking

Ticket costs: UAL concession – student ticket – £15

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