UC Davis California Lecture
Jennifer Whitty was invited to give a lecture at the University of California's art school in Davis, USA, titled 'A Fashion Designer in a Space Between'.
A fashion designer in the space between
Jennifer Whitty is a sustainable design educator, researcher, designer and activist who values and explores the space between things in our society as scope for future change. Originally from Ireland, she teaches and practices at Massey University's School of Design in New Zealand. She is focused on developing new models and systems for alternative ecologies of fashion practice, which are connected to and have an impact on society. She strongly believes in the positive aspects that fashion can impart to both the individual and to our culture. Jennifer is involved in taking action to harness this power and to catalyse change in the current system by developing alternative roles for the fashion designer through activism and social innovation.