QUT Design Lab : International Women's Day 2021 – A/Prof Alice Payne

A/Professor Alice Payne – Associate Professor in Fashion

What does International Women’s Day mean to you?

A day to celebrate the contributions and perspectives of all women while acknowledging how far the world has to go towards equality.

What does it mean to be a woman in the Higher Education / Design sector?

For me in Fashion, much of my teaching and research is with or for women. Even though everyone wears clothes, production and consumption of fashion is persistently gendered. Of particular note, the majority of our clothes are made by women who are some of the world’s most vulnerable workers.

Tell us about a recent Research highlight / achievement.

My book was published this year: Designing Fashion’s Future: Present Practice and Tactics for Sustainable Change.
Donella Meadows, one of the authors of the 1972 Limits to Growth report – her work on systems thinking changed the way I view the world.


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