Centre for Applied Research of the Faculty on Digital Media & Creative Industries

MA G.B. Parry (Gwen)

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Gwen Parry is research manager at the Fashion Research and Technology (FR&T) research group, affiliated to the Amsterdam Fashion Institute within the Faculty of Digital Media and Creative Industry. Here, she works with Professor Troy Nachtigall on the FR&T group's scientific and artistic research programme into the many aspects of fashion. She also manages projects on behalf of the Institute of Network Cultures and the Visual Methodologies Collective.

Trained as a political scientist and art historian (Vrije Universiteit) and with a master's degree in art and cultural policy (Utrecht University), she is interested in the tension between power dynamics and artistic and creative expressions, in particular how class, gender (identities), and climate activism relate to the broader visual cultures within which they operate. At the Fashion Research and Technology research group, she focuses on developing and conducting research into the data needed to make new, future-proof means of making and ways of wearing imaginable and possible.

She has a background as an editor and manager of art research and publications and worked at the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam (2018-2023), the Rijksmuseum (2014-2017) and BAK, basis voor actuele kunst (2011-2014). Within these roles, she held, among others, the role of Associate Editor of the peer-reviewed journal The Rijksmuseum Bulletin and Senior Editor of the peer-reviewed journal Stedelijk Studies.

In addition to her work for the University of Applied Sciences, she works as a publishing consultant for Buro Stedelijk and as a visual arts commission member for the national arts council of the Netherlands (Raad voor Cultuur).

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