Literature Program

Thursday, December 7, 2006

Co-sponsored/co-presented by:
The University at Buffalo's Arts Management Program

Clemens Thornqvist

The Savage & the Designed: Robert Wilson & Vivienne Westwood as Artistic Managers

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UB Visiting Scholar Clemens Thornqvist will talk about his recently completed doctoral dissertation The Savage & the Designed: Robert Wilson & Vivienne Westwood as Artistic Managers, in which he identifies and analyzes innovative collaborative methodologies in the field of design management. Thornqvist's research suggests that what might at first appear to be a haphazard enterprise by a creative individual (even genius) who has completely lost control is in fact quite the reverse: a highly organized process of collaborative management. Thornqvist will also discuss how what he learned from his research helped shaped the form of the dissertation itself.

Clemens Thornqvist, Ph.D., is head of the Fashion Program at the Swedish School of Textiles at the University College of Borås, Sweden. He is currently undertaking a three-year post-doctoral research project supported by The Wallander Foundation, Handelsbanken, as well as the Swedish School of Textiles and the School of Business of Stockholm University on the subject of collaborative artistic processes, with a special focus on fashion design. He will be in residence in Buffalo November 29-December 15, 2006.