Social fabric 2024 call for symposium papers

Social Fabric – Interconnectedness: Patterns and Diversity


Call for papers by 15 January 2024 – and panels, and lightning talks!

Just as fabrics are woven from individual threads into a cohesive whole, societies are composed of individuals who, through their interconnectedness, contribute to the strength, resilience, and diversity that define the very fabric of our existence. This metaphor encapsulates the essence of how societies function, how cultures are woven together, and how relationships interlace to create a collective tapestry of life. The symposium theme invites conversation around the material and metaphorical exploration of the concept Social Fabric.

For this year’s symposium we are welcoming submissions for a range of presentation formats:

* 20 minute papers

* lightning talks (7 mins, 10 minutes tops)

* panel discussions (propose a panel of 3-4 speakers)


Please submit your abstract as a Word document of up to 300 words, with a short biography, contact details and saved as surname_firstname.docx by Monday 15th January 2024 to

If this is your first time attending or submitting a paper please let us know!

Authors will be advised of acceptance or not by Friday 16th February 2024.

All papers are peer reviewed.

Applicants are not required to be members of the Costume and Textile Association of New Zealand (CTANZ).

Final papers will be eligible for inclusion in Context, CTANZ’s journal.

Any questions or ideas?

Please contact our team

Ngā mihi,

Social Fabric, for CTANZ

Catherine Davies-Colley, Angela Rowe, Tracey Wedge, Cait McLennan Whyte

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