Call for Papers:

Futurescan 3: Intersecting Identities

11th – 12th November 2015

The Glasgow School of Art, UK


The identities of those employed within fashion and textiles are multifaceted. In the higher education sector individuals operate in complex roles as teachers, educators, facilitators, instructors, mentors, supervisors, creative practitioners, researchers, collaborators, coordinators, managers and leaders, in a continually evolving system responsive to external factors including the latest government agendas, policy initiatives and industry developments. The fashion and textiles industry is transient. Creative professionals work as designers, artists, makers, colourists, stylists, photographers, illustrators, technologists, futurologists, curators, authors, historians, conservators, journalists, buyers, marketers and publicists. It is commonplace for individuals to associate with numerous intersecting identities within the global fashion and textiles community. Therefore, the Association of Fashion and Textile Courses (FTC) welcomes submissions for its forthcoming conference Futurescan 3: Intersecting Identities, which will provide an international forum for dissemination of research surrounding fashion and textiles. Submissions are encouraged regarding preliminary, existing and completed projects that intersect around one of the following themes:


·      Education and Industry

·      Research and Teaching

·      History and Contemporary Practice

·      Creative Practice and Theory

·      Making and Technology

·      Sustainability and Society

·      Local and Global Communities


The conference is intended for educators, established and early career researchers, postgraduate students, practitioners and industry professionals.


Submissions with significant visual content are encouraged. Contributors can elect from the following paper formats:


Full paper:    300-500 word abstract, 3000-5000 word paper, 20-minute conference presentation

Short paper:  200-300 word abstract, 1500-3000 word paper, 10-minute conference presentation


Please submit abstracts online at:

Key Dates

Abstract deadline - 23rd February 2015

Abstract review feedback - 20th April 2015

Full paper submission deadline - 10th August 2015

Full paper review feedback- 28th September 2015

Futurescan 3 Conference - 11th – 12th November 2015

Revised full paper submission deadline - 15th December 2015


Abstracts and papers will be double-blind peer reviewed. Papers will be published in the post-conference publication, with ISBN and online open access. Papers may also be selected by editors for reworking and revising subject to normal review processes in associated conference journals:


·      Fashion Practice: The Journal of Design, Creative Process & the Fashion Industry

·      Journal of Textile Design Research and Practice


For conference enquires please email:

CFP – Futurescan 3: Intersecting Identities, Glasgow, 2015

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