Opening Up the Wardrobe: A Methods Book
Published in September 2017 by Novus Press, Opening Up the Wardrobe is a radical foray into a different sort of fashion knowledge.
Edited by myself and Ingun Grimstad Klepp, the book presents a unique collection of 50 methods for exploring the actions, relationships and material contents of wardrobes. Organised as a practical guide to gathering information about people and their clothing beyond the point of purchase, it includes visual, tactile and verbal methods and others which involve making together, loitering and a session in the gym.
With contributions from four continents from both in- and outside academic circles, this book and the real lives of wearers of clothes that are its focus, create a powerful new narrative of a more diverse, resourceful, emancipatory and holistic fashion and clothing system.