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Memory

Creative archives are a treasure-trove of past practice; they interact with memory in different ways. The archive is shaped by the memories of those who created it and those who interact with it. As a result, the creative archive has a memory of its own.

  • Are there traces of memory embodied in the physical contents of the archive?
  • Where do personal memories and archival memory interact?
  • How do your memories and past experiences influence an encounter with the archive?

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It’s immaterial, girls’, Today, 13 March 1995, p. 3. Sketch and fabrics for Edith’s Sisters, AW 1995 (Illustration by Helen Storey) Sketch and fabrics for Edith’s Sisters, AW 1995 (Illustration by Helen Storey) Sketch and fabrics for Edith’s Sisters, AW 1995 (Illustration by Helen Storey) ‘Front and No Back Dress’ from Edith’s Sisters, AW 1995 (Photo courtesy of British Vogue, 1995; Styled by Lucinda Chambers) ‘Fake Fox Fur Dress’ from Edith’s Sisters, AW 1995 (Photo by Ezzidin Alwan for HSF & Kingston University, 2015) Detail of ‘Fake Fox Fur Dress’ from Edith’s Sisters, AW 1995 (Photo by Ezzidin Alwan for HSF & Kingston University, 2015) ‘Fake Fox Fur Dress’ from Edith’s Sisters, AW 1995 (Photo by Ezzidin Alwan for HSF & Kingston University, 2015) Detail of ‘Front and No Back Dress’ from Edith’s Sisters, AW 1995 (Photo by Ezzidin Alwan for HSF & Kingston University, 2015) ‘Front and No Back Dress’ from Edith’s Sisters, AW 1995 (Photo by Ezzidin Alwan for HSF & Kingston University, 2015) Sketch and fabrics for Edith’s Sisters, AW 1995 (Illustration by Helen Storey) Sketch and fabrics for Edith’s Sisters, AW 1995 (Illustration by Helen Storey) Polaroids of outfits from Edith’s Sisters, AW 1995 Polaroids of outfits from Edith’s Sisters, AW 1995 Sketch for Edith’s Sisters, AW 1995 (Illustration by Helen Storey) Photo of model castings, styling and experimentation for Edith’s Sisters, AW 1995 catwalk show Photo of model castings, styling and experimentation for Edith’s Sisters, AW 1995 catwalk show Photo of model castings, styling and experimentation for Edith’s Sisters, AW 1995 catwalk show Photo of model castings, styling and experimentation for Edith’s Sisters, AW 1995 catwalk show Jak cartoon for The Evening Standard in response to Edith’s Sisters, AW 1995 catwalk show Helen Storey (1996) ‘Helen’s story’, The Guardian Weekend, 14 September 1996, p. 30. 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