Call for Submissions
Publication: BIAS Journal of Dress Practice
Type of publication: Academic Journal
Theme: Fashion and Surveillance
Deadline: January 12, 2015
BIAS Journal of Dress Practice is a yearly publication edited by The Dress Practice
Collective, a student-run organization at Parsons the New School for Design. The DPC
aims to join elements of visual culture, fashion theory, design studies and personal
practice through academic and creative inquiry across various media. We are seeking
academic and journalistic writing, interviews, non-fiction narratives, artwork, photography
and projects based on design practice for the third issue of BIAS to be published in Spring
2015. Submissions are open to students, recent graduates and practitioners affiliated (or
not) with any institution.
BIAS Journal of Dress Practice Issue 3: Fashion + Surveillance
In a time of Net Neutrality, WikiLeaks and reality television, surveillance has become part
of our daily lives on an unprecedented level. Issue three is dedicated to broadly exploring
the connections between fashion and surveillance in this unique present, as well as the
past and future. The following questions are possible starting points and not meant to limit
interpretation of the theme:
• How does a culture of looks and looking affect our daily dress practices?
• How is technology being used in fashion to deter surveillance?
• How is fashion used to discipline the body?
• What are the connections between surveillance and fashion spectacle?
Written submissions must be 1,200 words or less and photography and other images sent
at 300-600 dpi. Please send submissions by January 12th, 2015 via e-mail to:
Notice of acceptance/request for revisions: End of January
For any questions, please contact: DressPracticeCollective@newschool.edu
CFP – BIAS Journal of Dress Practice, Fashion and Surveillance
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