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Creative Innovation Across Disciplines

Challenges for Fashion Design in Times of Changes

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Creative Innovation Across Disciplines is a seminar series taking place in the School of Art & Design, Nottingham Trent University in June - July 2015. As part of the series, Professor Lisbeth Svengren Holm presents: Challenges for fashion design in times of changes.

  • From: Thursday 11 June 2015, 12 am
  • To: Thursday 11 June 2015, 12 am
  • Location: 21, Newton building, Main Entrance, Nottingham Trent University, City Campus, Goldsmith Street, Nottingham, NG1 4BU
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As part of the Creative Innovation Across Disciplines Seminar Series at the School of Art & Design, Professor Lisbeth Svengren Holm presents: Challenges for fashion design in times of changes.

Short abstract In the field of fashion management and design, sustainability became a topic both for research and practice. Whereas it was obvious that many fashion companies took the problem seriously, it was also obvious that they had difficulties in communicating their activities and achievements – even if these were only the first steps on the thousand miles journey – to consumers, so the consumers could act upon it, and maybe choose better solutions – and award those companies who were active. But even if consumers are engaged and committed, the journey for an increased sustainability – also in fashion – starts with design. The lecture will bring up issues of how design disciplines, rooted in materiality, have to learn also about the service-dominant logic.

Speaker biography Lisbeth Svengren Holm, PhD, is a Professor in Design Management at Gothenburg University, and Head of Business & Design Lab, a cross-disciplinary centre at Gothenburg University, since February 2015. Prior to this, Svengren Holm was a Professor in Fashion Management at the Swedish School of Textiles, University of Borås. Prior to her position in Borås, she was a Lecturer at Stockholm University School of Business, where she was head of the Marketing programme for several years, introducing design methods in the marketing education programmes. Between 2007 and 2009 she was Head of Research and Education at Swedish Industrial Design Foundation on a part-time basis. She initiated and is still the Editor of the research section of Design Research Journal, published by this foundation. She has published several articles within the field of design management.


If you are interested in attending or for further information please email

Dr Iryna Kuksa or come along on the day of the seminar.

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21, Newton building, Main Entrance


Nottingham Trent University
City Campus
Goldsmith Street

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