Critical Costume panel at the Prague Quadrennial 2023 (PQ23)

Critical Costumes Connections

10th June 2023

Costumes build connections and are built through connec-tions - to other artists, between bodies and materials, as well as with audiences and the world around us. These multiple and often surprising linkages and alliances that costume facilitates create and sustain networks of experiences, practices, and ideas. The connections enabled by costume address a wide area of practice and scholarly discourse, and topics such as: connecting cultures through costume; costume dramaturgies as connective materiality; alliances and entanglements between bodies, materials and environments; collaborative connections; social, political and creative connections; visible and invisible relations between audiences and costume; revealing the interrelations between production contexts, processes and outcomes, as well as affinities between costume theory and practice. 

Moderated by the Critical Costume (CC) platform Chair Professor Sofia Pantouvaki, this panel ​presented an overview of Critical Costume as well as latestpractice and research trends from the global costume community, including contributions by Critical Costume 2022 participants, with the aim to unpack the diverse ways in which costume impacts our lives as a creative connective medium.

Chair: Prof. Sofia Pantouvaki, Aalto University (GR/FI) 

  • Dr. Rosane Muniz, Grafias da Cena Brasil (BR) 
  • Marwa Auda, ​, OISTAT Egypt (EG)
  • Iztok Hrga, University of Ljubljana (SI)