Alison Moloney

Clothing Memories

This seminar brought together neuropsychologist Professor Catherine Loveday, artist Helen Barff, writer Suzy Joinson, and fashion curator Alison Moloney to share their work on the importance of clothing as memory scaffolding in vulnerable populations. Tan, who escaped Vietnam 34 years ago on a boat, and arrived in the UK via a refugee camp, talked about the importance of clothing to him.

Presentations were followed by an interdisciplinary panel discussion of speakers: Prof Julie Twigg (Professor of Social Policy at Kent University); Professor Steve Brown (Professor of Social and Organisational Policy at the Open University) and Nasrine Matin (Head of Reducing Reoffending at HMP Downview). The panel discussed the relevance and impact of clothing in their own research and settings, as well as considering ways in which practice and policy might need to be changed.

University of Westminster, 18.06.19

Helen Barff cyanotype 2019