Costume and Research in Finland

Costume and Research in Finland is a national-level research seminar which brings together a multidisciplinary group of researchers and practitioners based in Finland, and offers peer-support to doctoral candidates, early career researchers and academics conducting research in the field of costume or in related artistic fields involving dress and performance.

The seminar is organized for the third time by the Costume in Focus research group, following  previous events in November 2014 and June 2016.
The seminar is part of the Costume Methodologies FiDiPro research project.

Thursday, May 4th 2017 at 9:15 – 18:00
Design Factory, Studio, Betonimiehenkuja 5, 02150, Espoo

The guest respondent for this year is Dr. Aoife Monks, Reader in Theatre Studies at the Department of Drama, Queen Mary, University of London and author of The Actor in Costume, who together with FiDiPro Professor Peter McNeil and Professor Sofia Pantouvaki (Aalto ARTS) will support discussions and provide feedback.

PROGRAMME

9:15-9:30             Welcome & Introduction

Session 1
Chair: Sofia Pantouvaki, Professor of Costume Design for Theatre and Film, Aalto University

9:30-10:00        Tua Helve, MA, Doctoral Candidate in Costume Design, Department of Film, Television and Scenography, Aalto University, FiDiPro Costume Methodologies project
The notion of friendship in the costume–choreography union: a case from costume design within 21st century Finnish contemporary dance

10:00-10:30     Maarit Kalmakurki, MA, Doctoral Candidate in Costume Design, Department of Film, Television and Scenography, Aalto University
Absence of a physical body in costume design for 3D-animation

10:30-11:00     Jorge Sandoval, MFA, Doctoral Candidate in Costume Design, Department of Film, Television and Scenography, Aalto University
The RuPaul Syndrome

11:00-11:30        Coffee break


Session 2
Chair: Joanna Weckman, Post-doctoral Researcher in Costume Design and Independent Scholar

11:30-12:00     Heini Kiamiri, MA, Doctoral Candidate in Scenography, Department of Film, Television and Scenography, Aalto University
Experiential Space. Creating Scenographic Interpretations through Children’s World of Experience

12:00-12:30     Kirsi Manninen, MA, Doctoral Candidate in Costume Design, Department of Film, Television and Scenography, Aalto University
An Empathy–Oriented Drawing Method in Costume Sketching: Training Digital Drawing through Mindful Embodied Awareness

12:30-13:00     Alexandra Ovtchinnikova, MA, Doctoral Candidate in Costume Design, Department of Film, Television and Scenography, Aalto University
The Study of the Functions of Costume in the Cinema of the Soviet Poetic School (1960–1980)

13:00 – 14:00     Lunch break (lunch offered at Antell restaurant Calori, Lämpömiehenkuja 2, Espoo)


Session 3
Chair: Peter McNeil
, Professor of Design History, University of Technology Sydney

14:00-14:30     Myrsini Pichou, MSc/MA, Athens University History Museum and Independent Scholar, Greece
Performing in confinement: the theatrical activity at internment camps of the Greek Civil War and the costumes created for it

14:30-15:00     Phoenix Thomas, PhD, Visiting Post-doctoral researcher in Costume Design, Aalto University and Independent Scholar, UK
Re-fashioning Research: Addressing modes of engagement in Costume Scholarship

15:00-15:30     Suzanne Osmond, PhD, Visiting Post-doctoral researcher in Costume Design, Aalto University and National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) Sydney, Australia
Fitting Threads: Creativity and Collaboration

15:30-16:00        Coffee break


Session 4
Chair: Aoife Monks, Reader in Drama, Theatre, and Performance Studies, Queen Mary, University of London

16:00-16:30     Minna Kaipainen, PhD, University Lecturer in Craft Studies/Textile Teacher Education, University of Eastern Finland
Making Historical Garment Research with Old Photos – The Case of Jean Sibelius

16:30-17:00     Joanna Weckman, DA, Post-doctoral Researcher in Costume Design and Independent Scholar, Finland
Presenting the Post-doctoral Research project ‘Costume in Close-up – Finnish film costume history 1960-1989’

17:00-17:30     Johanna Oksanen, PhD, Visiting Post-doctoral researcher in Costume Design, Aalto University and Independent Scholar, Finland
Actor’s breath meets mask (Can you breathe wearing a mask?)

17:30-18:00        Conclusions and Discussion