Critical Costume 2022

'Costume Connections'
17-20 November 2022, online
Aalto University, Finland; Grafias da Cena Brasil Association, Brazil; Queensland University of Technology + National Institute Dramatic Arts, Australia

Convened by Dr Rosane Muniz, Dr Suzanne Osmond, Professor Sofia Pantouvaki and Dr Madeline Taylor, Critical Costume 2022 was co-organized by four institutions based in three countries, representing three continents, and ran over multiple time zones. With the ‘Connections’ theme, Critical Costume 2022 aimed to unpack the diverse ways in which costume impacts our lives as a creative connective medium. Costumes build connections and are built through connections - to other artists, between bodies and materials, as well as with audiences and the world around us. We invited the global costume community to discuss the multiple, maybe surprising linkages and alliances costumes facilitate. These connections, enabled by costume, create and sustain networks of experiences, practices and ideas.

Please use the links on the right to view materials and conference information for CC2022.

Research presented at Critical Costume 2022 will be published in issue 8.2 of the peer-reviewed journal Studies in Costume and Performance