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Intersectionality: Politics - Identities - Cultures Research Group


Members of iPIC engage in a wide range of scholarship, practice and collaborative projects across the following areas:

Curation: iPIC participates widely in exhibitions and related events, including  with Manchester Art Gallery. The group also contributes to the programme of exhibitions and research events at the Winchester Gallery, which is directly engaged with the School’s MA in Contemporary Curation, and supports undergraduate and postgraduate teaching across the School.

Fashion and Dress: building on the long history of engagement with fashion, dress and textiles at Winchester School of Art, iPIC members are engaged in research investigating embodied dress and fashion practices and their relationships to the intersections of gender, sexuality, age, race and class.

Gender, Politics and Technology: Research under this strand develops across three interconnected directions: questions of power, identity and difference; the changing relationship between the media and modes of political and civic agency; and the impact of digital technologies on traditional communication strategies

Doctoral Research: iPIC supports an interdisciplinary, research-led environment for both practice- and non-practice-based PhD research in the areas of art and design, curation, fashion, media and communication. Current doctoral research projects include uses of social media for feminist activism and non-traditional political discourse, feminist art and performative practices and media representations of gender and sexual identities. To find out more about the PhD programme at Winchester School of Art, see Postgraduate Research.

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Collaborations and engagement with partners [Image credit: 'Blue Yellow Red and Green Metal Bar With Metal Sprint in Low Angle' by Mike Birdy]

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