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CTANZ – Call For Symposium Papers

from out of the blue studio gallery is proudly associated with CTANZ, and have listed this information from them here in case any of our greater gallery family reading our website can contribute to this symposium or maybe become more widely engaged with CTANZ.

Call for Submissions to Conference.

Social Fabric

Interconnectedness: Patterns and Diversity

Symposium dates Friday 30th August – Sunday 1st September 2024

Venue; Forum North, Whangārei

Call for papers, panels, 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)

Your paper

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

More information about CTANZ.

This organisation is The Costume and Textile Association of New Zealand. Their web page is

Well worth checking out and joining if you do not already belong.

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