«PERSONAL PROFILE Jessica is a senior academic with a background in fashion and textiles and a practice led PhD from the University of the Arts, ...»
DR JESSICA BUGG
Jessica is a senior academic with a background in fashion and textiles and a practice led PhD
from the University of the Arts, London (UAL) and over eighteen years cross disciplinary
teaching and research experience in graduate and post graduate education. She is currently
Associate Professor and Deputy Head of Research in the School of Fashion and Textiles at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT). Prior to this she was Program Manager for Fashion Design at RMIT and until 2014 she was Research Development coordinator for the School of Media and Communication at the London College of Fashion (UAL), and prior to this Director of Programmes for Performance at the same institution. She has lectured and run courses in fashion design, illustration, fashion promotion and design for performance as well as delivering conference papers, publishing, exhibiting and curating exhibitions in her field both in the UK and internationally.
Her research and practice is concerned with developing methods for embodied clothing design and communication that are informed by interdisciplinary practice at the intersection of fashion, fine art and performance. She has designed predominantly for exhibition, the music industry and contemporary dance and more recently moving image. Her work has been performed and exhibited in group and solo exhibitions at galleries and venues including The ICA, APT Gallery, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Barge House South Bank, the Linbury Space, Royal Opera House, The Place and at the Bolzano Festival in Italy.
Recent work includes concept and co-curation of Fashion & Performance: Materiality, Meaning, Media at the Design Hub, Melbourne 2014 and for the Arnhem Mode Biennale 2013, Netherlands; concept, design and art direction of a costume led performance at the National Gallery, London, a garment installation performance at Wye Gallery, Berlin for Berlin Fashion Week and an Installation for Out of our Heads an exhibition funded by the Arts Council England and curated by James Putnam at The Ditch, Shoreditch Town Hall, London 2014.
ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS2007 PhD, University of the Arts London. (Funded research studentship) Title: ‘Interface: Concept and Context as Strategies for Innovative Fashion Design and Communication: An Analysis from the Perspective of the Conceptual Fashion Design Practitioner’.
Supervisors: Professor Sandy Black, Professor Helen Thomas, and Professor Christopher Breward. Examiners: Professor Maureen Wayman and Dr Joanne Entwistle.
1996 MA Textiles/ Fashion (Distinction), Manchester Metropolitan University (Paul Hamlyn Bursary) 1995 BA (Hons) Fashion (lst class), Liverpool John Moore's University
PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS2006 Research Degrees Supervision training, Brighton University. (Included on the approved register of supervisors UK) 1999 SEDA, Teacher Training Course, University of The Arts London.
MEMBERSHIP OF PROFESSIONAL BODIESCurrent- Fellow of The Higher Education Academy Current- Member of (ACTD) the Association for Courses in Theatre Design Current- Member of Theatre & Performance Research Association (TaPRA) Current- Member of the Steering Group interdisciplinary.net ‘Performance’
CURRENT POSITION2015- Associate Professor and Deputy Head Research in the School of Fashion and Textiles, RMIT University.
CURRENT MEMBERSHIP OF UNIVERSITY AND COLLEGE COMMITTEES Chair of the Research and Innovation Committee (School) Member of the Senior Executive Management Team Human Research Ethics Committee (CHEAN) (University) Mac Works PCG (University) Teaching and Learning Committee (School) Marketing Committee (School)
EMPLOYMENT HISTORY2014-2015 Associate Professor, School of Fashion and Textiles, RMIT University Advancement of teaching in the discipline including initiating program improvements, improving academic standards, leading assessment design, conduct and moderation.
Research contribution at national and international level including: developing research teams; leading publication effort of research team/s; supervising higher degree by research.
Contribution to the teaching, research and/or scholarship activities Contribution to the governance and collegial life inside and outside of the University.
Responsible for academic leadership and management of the Bachelor of Design, Fashion Program. 13 permanent staff, sessional staff and approximately 400 students.
Ensuring the ongoing Quality, Viability and Relevance of the program/s, and management of quality assurance, program renewal and accreditation processes.
Resourcing including student profile and budget planning and management and staff work planning.
Overseeing the design, development and implementation of innovative curriculum and to foster and implement key Learning & Teaching (L&T) priorities of the University 2010- Research development co-ordinator, School of Media and 2014 Communication, London College of Fashion, University of The Arts London
2004-2007 Senior Lecturer, Course Leader BA (Hons) Fashion Promotion and Imaging University for the Creative Arts, Epsom.
2001-2004 Senior Lecturer, co-ordinator Fashion Design and Illustration, Foundation Diploma in Art and Design. London College of Fashion, University of the Arts London.
1999-2001 Lecturer in Fashion Design and Illustration FAD, London College of Fashion, London Institute/ UAL 1998-2000 Associate Fashion Lecturer BA (Hons) Fashion Studies and Second year tutor, London College of Fashion, London Institute 1997-1999 P/T Design Lecturer HND Fashion Design & Technology and Foundation Diploma in Art & Design and London College of Fashion, London Institute 1996-1998 0.5 Fashion Lecturer, Manchester Metropolitan University on BA (Hons) Fashion and BA(Hons) Fashion Design & Technology.
1999 Freelance fashion designer, Light & Coley, Fulham Broadway, London.
1999 Costume design and manufacture ‘Act 2’ and costume renovation and tutu manufacture for the Northern Ballet, Manchester.
1989-91 Retailing, Management and Merchandising for High Street and designer stores in Newcastle Upon Tyne and Oxford.
RESEARCHJessica’s research and practice employs innovative design methods that are informed by interdisciplinary practice, concepts informed by the body and attention to contextual communication methods. The work investigates the complexity of communication between designer, wearer and viewer of conceptual fashion and clothing for performance in specific contexts.
Her current research focuses on uncovering related and hybrid areas of practice between fashion and performance, specifically dealing with clothing design for embodied communication as a form of sight specific practice. The research is approached through both theoretical and practice driven methods drawing on physical experience, memory, cognition, haptic and sensory perception, seeking to heighten communication with wearers and viewers through design.
PhD SUPERVISIONMy supervisory interests are in practice led research, research and design methodologies in areas of conceptual and experimental fashion design, design for dance, fashion communication and specifically interdisciplinary practice at the intersection of fashion with fine art and performance practice.
2014- Georgia Mc Corkill, PhD, Red Carpet Dress. School of Architecture and Design, RMIT.
2014- Sonia Kraan, PhD Title: Chronic Illness: Experiences embedded in Fashion Practice, School of Fashion and Textiles RMIT University.
2014- Mathew Linde, PhD Title: Free Market: curatorial speculation for propositional fashion practices. School of Fashion and Textiles RMIT University.
2014- Adele Varcoe, PhD Title: Fashioning Situations. School of Fashion and Textiles RMIT University.
2010- present Michèle Danjoux, PhD Thesis title: Design in Motion: Wearables in Performance. London College of Fashion University of The Arts London. Director of Studies from 2012-14 2012-2014 Supervisor Lorraine Henry, PhD Thesis title: Good Guys in Black; Costuming Black Masculinity and the black hero in Hollywood Films.. London College of Fashion University of The Arts London
PhD EXAMINATION2012 Internal examiner: Martina Steinmetz, Thesis title: The Modern Women’s Business Suit- An investigation into Freedom of Movement using Block-patterns for Mass-production 2014 External examiner: Takis (aka Panagiotis Chatoupis) PhD Title: The Apotheosis of Man: the Forgotten Peacock. From deconstruction to reconstruction to re-proposal of the male suit.
Alto University, Helsinki, Finland.
2014 External examination: Helene Gee Markstein. Enter the Movement: Generating stimulus from Scenography and Introducing ‘De-sign’ as a Tool for Choreographic Invention. Edith Cowan University, Perth.
PUBLISHED WORK2014 Article Dancing Dress: experiencing and perceiving dress in movement in Scene, Critical Costume special edition, Vol 2 numbers 1&2. Editors: Sidsel Bech and Dr. Rachel Hann.
Intellect publishers. ISSN 2044-3714 2014 Embodied Design and Communication: Drawing with the Body and Cloth in Embodied Performance, ed. Reilly. A, Leister.W and Zoubir-Shaw.S, Inter-Disciplinary Press.
2014 Book chapter Emotion and Memory; Clothing the Body as Performance in ‘Presence
and Absence: The Performing Body’ ISBN: 978-1-84888-121-1, Oxford:
2014 Embodied Translation: Drawing with the Body and Cloth, Ed Steven Farthing, Studio International, NY. ISBN: 978-0-9832599-5-4 2013 Ed: Bugg. J. Exhibition catalogue. Fashion & Performance: Materiality, Meaning, Media. de Niet Editions, London. ISBN: 978-0-9576851-0-9 2013 Essay Fashion & Performance; Materiality, Meaning, Media in Edelkoort Lidewjij Ed Fimmano Philip, Fetishism in Fashion, Arnhem Mode Biennale book, Frame publishers, Amsterdam, 2013. ISBN: 978-94-91727-13-9 2013 ebook Embodied Design and Communication: Drawing with the Body and Cloth, interdisciplinary.net.
2012 Book cover Image of Clam Headpiece. Bancroft, A. (2012) ‘Fashion and Psychoanalysis’, I.B.Tauris.
2011 ebook chapter, Emotion and Memory; Clothing the body as performance in Performance:
Visual Aspects of Performance Practice, interdisciplinary.net.
2011 Paper The Clothed Body in fashion and Performance, Journal of Museum of Applied Art No.7, Belgrade, Serbia. ISSN 0522-8328 UDK : 7.05:646.4]:316.728 ;
391:316.728, ID BROJ: 188182284.
2011 Book review, Alexander van Slobbe, and…and…and…, Valiz for ‘Fashion Practice’. The Journal of Design, Creative Process & the Fashion Industry, Berg 2010 Hodes. Charlotte, When Photography and Drawing meet Fashion, Group exhibition catalogue entry. ISBN: 978-1-903455-18-0 2009 Exhibition Review, Hussein Chalayan: From Fashion and Back, Fashion Practice.
The Journal of Design, Creative Process & the Fashion Industry, Berg.
2009 Article: Fashion Practice. The Journal of Design, Creative Process & the Fashion Industry, Berg. Fashion Concept and Context from the Perspective of the Designer Wearer and Viewer.
2007 Exhibition review, Kylie at the V&A, TEXT, Vol 35: 2007-8, p.50.
2004 Choom, Korean Dance magazine; 4 page Interview by Dr Kisook Cho 2000 What The interview about work in exhibition, 1.3.02. The Essex County Standard.
1999 Garments featured, 31.7.99. The Guardian, Weekend magazine.
1998 Garment design and production for Mica Paris Images featured in Pride Magazine and Qx.
1998 Design and production of dress for 12inch and CD cover Shiver, Photographer: Peter Ashworth and Stylist: Greg Fay @ The Industry.
SELECTED CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS/ PAPERS2013 Paper Perceiving Dress in Action, Performance 4 International conference, interdisciplinary.net Oxford September 2013 2013 Paper An Analysis of process; Drawing with the Body and Cloth. Research Hub Conference London College of Fashion.
2013 Flight drawing Interpretations, symposium presentation, London College of Fashion.
2013 Translation: Embodied design Drawing Out conference, RMIT Melbourne.
2012 Peer reviewed paper and published proceedings Embodied Design and Communication:
Drawing with the Body and Cloth presented at interdisciplinary.net 3rd Global conference, Salzburg, Austria.
2012- Peer reviewed paper delivered and ‘Experimental’ section curator and chair, SBTD Scene Change conference, Wimbledon College of Art, University of the Arts London.
2012 Research Methods in Marketing and Design, LCF research symposium, paper delivered on Clothing the Body in Fashion and Performance: Emotion and Memory 2011 Paper Post Modernism, Performance and the Clothed Body, Things could never be the same, Victoria and Albert Museum in conjunction with the Postmodernism Style and Subversion exhibition.
2011 Emotion and Memory: Clothing the Body as Performance and panel chair Session 8: The Visual, the Material and the Virtual in Character Expression at the 2nd Global Conference – Performance, Visual Aspects of Performance Practice, Prague.
2010 Designing for the Body in Fashion and Performance presented of new research at ‘Designing the Performance Space’ Prague Quadrennial at Faculty of Philosophy, Charles University Prague.
2010 Special lecture and published proceedings The Shifting focus: Culture, Fashion & Identity, 24th International Costume Congress: Fashion, Culture and Identity. National Museum of Korea in collaboration with Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea 2009 TaPRA, Paper, The Body, Site and Receivership, Portsmouth University.
2008 Agendas at the V&A, Collaborators in Dance, Paper: Interface; Concept, Context and Communication, Victoria and Albert Museum, London, Presentation and published proceedings, other speakers; Jean-Marc Pussant, Abigail Hammond, Peter Farley.
2008 OISTAT conference, R e S E A R C H : Designing Performance - Performing Design, Helsinki, Finland. Published paper and proceedings.