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Acceleration, Communication, Fashion >>

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What can fashion tell us about this post- or late-modern excess of action over sense?
What can an engagement with the wider social contexts and political economy of digitally mediated acceleration bring fashion studies? How can we critically reconceive the relation between fashion and acceleration to ground sustainable temporalities in the fullest sense: non-exploitative, non-fetishised, non-polluting or depleting, socially inclusive, emancipatory?

To address these questions, invited speaker Professor Christian Fuchs joins Dr. Agnès Rocamora and Dr. Tony Sullivan, bringing the critical political economy of digital communications approach he has developed at the University of Westminster into dialogue with fashion studies approaches to media and manufacture developed at London College of Fashion. 

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