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Sarah May

Educator developing creative projects and research rooted in climate justice, fashion ecologies and community activism. Aiming to disrupt and challenge the current fashion system via a critical pedagogy and a values led approach to learning and unlearning fashion communication.

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I have been lecturing at the London College of Fashion, UAL within the School of Media and Communication since 2015.

My research intersects fashion ecologies, critical walking pedagogies, multi species thinking and defashion. Employing an ecological framework, I specialise in utilising fashion as a drive for social change and purpose. I have extensive experience of teaching styling as a technique to create stories that consider climate, racial and social justice ,  alongside sustainable production methodologies and research-creation.

I co- create fashion and textile workshops with local communities that have storytelling at their core and bring people together through participatory fashion design activism. I designed and led an FE Fashion Futures course for 16-18 year olds that explored fashion cultures and the language of clothing to express identity, community and challenge injustice.

Previous to teaching I was the Director of Sarah May Studio for over 10 years creating installations, props, set designs and art direction for fashion editorials, advertising and live events. Represented in New York and London by agencies Industry Art and Magnet.

I am a member of Fashion Act Now, an activist group demanding a radical de fashion future.

I am part of a three person female arts collective, with our most recent work investigating the need for an eco somatic language and new words for speaking about anthropogenic harm doing- FLINT.


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