Bias: Journal of Dress Practice “Fashion + Surveillance” CFP

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Call for Submissions

Eliza Dillard – Dress Practice Collective Member

Publication: BIAS Journal of Dress Practice

Type of publication: Academic Journal

Theme: Fashion and Surveillance

Deadline: January 12, 2015

BIAS Journal of Dress Practice is a yearly publication edited by The Dress Practice Collective, a student-run organization at Parsons the New School for Design. The DPC aims to join elements of visual culture, fashion theory, design studies and personal practice through academic and creative inquiry across various media. We are seeking academic and journalistic writing, interviews, non-fiction narratives, artwork, photography and projects based on design practice for the third issue of BIAS to be published in Spring 2015. Submissions are open to students, recent graduates and practitioners affiliated (or not) with any institution.

In a time of Net Neutrality, WikiLeaks and reality television, surveillance has become part of our daily lives on an unprecedented level. Issue three is dedicated to broadly exploring the connections between fashion and surveillance in this unique present, as well as the past and future. The following questions are possible starting points and not meant to limit interpretation of the theme:
• How does a culture of looks and looking affect our daily dress practices?
• How is technology being used in fashion to deter surveillance?
• How is fashion used to discipline the body?
• What are the connections between surveillance and fashion spectacle?

Written submissions must be 1,200 words or less and photography and other images sent at 300-600 dpi. Please send submissions by January 12th, 2015 via e-mail to

Notice of acceptance/request for revisions: End of January
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