Better Lives is our initiative to celebrate and promote social responsibility through the work of LCF.
LCF Year of the Woman is a year-long programme of activity led by London College of Fashion, UAL, to celebrate the centenary of Women’s Suffrage in the UK and the passing of the 1918 Representation of the People Act.
This programme includes Processions, where artist Lucy Orta will produce a banner-art work in collaboration with inmates at a women's prison, three panel debates, exploring the future and politics of feminism, as well as a series of pop up performances created by our BA Costume for Performance students, and the exhibition ‘Motive / Motif’, inspired by suffragette-embroidered handkerchiefs.
As part of LCF Year of the Woman, there will be a series of panel discussions hosted by Frances Corner, and this commenced with a New Wave Feminist Publishing discussion in February, as part of our MA18 media and communication exhibition activity.
Check back soon for information on upcoming panel discussions.
Sunday 10 June
Voices of Downview is a participatory art project currently in progress at HMP Downview women’s prison, led by artist Lucy Orta, that engages female inmates and LCF students in the collaborative production of banner artworks. The project aims to connect participants with the legacy of the suffragettes and Holloway prison through craft and textile practice.
LCF is working in partnership with Historic England to deliver the project as part of Artichoke’s mass participation artwork Processions, which celebrates one hundred years of votes for women.
Join us at the central London event. Find out more.