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Karen Cross

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Robert Gordon University

21 October

10:25
Wide Open Spaces: Building Rural Creative Networks

Dr Karen Cross

Robert Gordon University

Academic Strategic Lead for Fashion Management, Events, Tourism and Hospitality


Speaker Biography

Karen Cross is the Academic Strategic Lead for Fashion Management, Events, Tourism and Hospitality in the School of Creative and Cultural Business, Robert Gordon University. Karen’s research interests focus on the positive impacts of fashion, whether that is through the generation of employment opportunities, the preservation of culture, heritage and artisan practices, or the role of fashion in providing a sense of identity, community, comfort and wellbeing. She is also interested in the use of immersive technologies as a means to tell stories of place, provenance and people.

Karen is currently a co-investigator on the RSE-funded Immersive Scotland project, which seeks to consolidate the immersive technology research and development activities taking place across Scotland; the AHRC-funded Augmented Fashion project, which involves Scottish fashion and textile SMEs from Lewis, Orkney and Shetland; and the NPA-funded StoryTagging (Northword) project, commissioning Scottish creative practitioners to bring traditional stories to life through their medium.

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