Carrie Chan

  • "Craft The Reset" Exhibition curated by Carrie Chan and Azinta Plantenga.
  • "Minding the Digital" Exhibition curated by Carrie Chan.
  • Installation view. Image Courtesy of Stickyline.

Design Trust and the Royal College of Art are delighted to announce the 2018 Design Trust / RCA Fellow Carrie Chan. At the Royal College of Art, Carrie will be exploring how China’s Internet culture is changing self-representation and expression through fashion artefacts – both objects and images – and developing a curatorial framework for discussing fashion’s social and cultural significance through a virtual or immaterial experience. 

Design Trust and the Royal College of Art are delighted to announce the 2018 Design Trust / RCA Fellow Carrie Chan. At the Royal College of Art, Carrie will be exploring how China’s Internet culture is changing self-representation and expression through fashion artefacts – both objects and images – and developing a curatorial framework for discussing fashion’s social and cultural significance through a virtual or immaterial experience. 

The Design Trust / RCA Fellowship in Design Curation was established in 2017 with support from Design Trust, an initiative of the Hong Kong Ambassadors of Design. Open to applicants based in Hong Kong or the Greater Bay Area, the Fellowship addresses the burgeoning field of design curating in a global context and locates it within the interdisciplinary curatorial field. It enables scholars to carry out research at the RCA, supported by a tailored programme of academic training designed to broaden their knowledge and skills in curatorial practice, theory and understanding of design.

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Design Trust / RCA Fellowship in Design Curation

2018
Fellow: Carrie Chan

Carrie Chan holds degrees in MA Fashion Design and Enterprise, and Journalism and Communications from the University of Westminster, London, and the Chinese University of Hong Kong respectively. She was the Senior Curator of Design Society and curated the opening show “Minding the Digital” and oversees the curation of future exhibitions as well as public art programs. Carrie was also the editorial co-director of Minding the Digital, published by Tongji University in Shanghai, and was recently selected by the Institut Francais as one of 10 Chinese curators to engage with cultural exchange with French museums.

Organisation: Royal College of Art

The Royal College of Art is widely recognised as an international leader in the fields of curating and history of design. Established for over 25 years, the College’s Curating Contemporary Art programme offers collaborative project-based experiences and learning that integrate theory and practice. The V&A/RCA History of Design programme teaches and researches cultural, social, economic, political and technological history through artefacts and our interactions with them. Projects and expertise range across global geographies, from the fifteenth century to the contemporary, and draw on cognate areas such as geography, performance studies and design practice. The Fellow will have access to RCA’s world-leading teaching, staff expertise and networks throughout the 12-month programme. For more information please visit: https://www.rca.ac.uk/ .

Design Process:
 
 

 

Final Design: #Re-Fashioning The Internet Seminar

on 19 March 2019, a seminar hosted by Carrie Chan and  moderated by design historian Sarah Cheang (Senior tutor, Royal College of Art) on “#Re-Fashioning the Internet” that uses China as a case study to explore the Internet’s influence on fashion expression and creativities. As China’s population involves a mass consumption on the digital media to stay in trend, heavy image editing and online shopping – what effect does this have on individuality, design and manufacturing?

Following the seminar, a collaborative design workshop was conducted to present the reflections from Carrie’s research, creatives from other disciplines to create narratives and challenge the influence Internet has on design in wearables.

Carrie Chan’s #Re-Fashioning The Internet Seminar; Courtesy of Carrie Chan

Carrie Chan’s #Re-Fashioning The Internet Seminar; Courtesy of Carrie Chan

Carrie Chan’s #Re-Fashioning The Internet Seminar; Courtesy of Carrie Chan

Carrie Chan’s #Re-Fashioning The Internet Seminar; Courtesy of Carrie Chan