Helena Britt

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Undergraduate Coordinator & Subject Leader Printed Textiles

Design-Fashion and Textiles

The Glasgow School of Art

Research Interests

Textile design, Printed textiles, Digital printing, Archives & collections, Historical textiles, Art & Design higher education, Practice focused methodologies

Research Profile

Dr Helena Britt is a lecturer in the Department of Fashion and Textiles at The Glasgow School of Art (GSA). Responsibilities involve undergraduate coordination, printed textiles teaching and learning, departmental research representation and PhD supervision.

Research interests for supervisory responsibilities include:
• British textiles, archives and collections; utilisation and interpretation of archival resources; material culture (MC);
• Printed textile design and creative processes; practice-focused methodologies; the impact of digital technologies (DI);
• Design education, educator roles; research/practice/scholarship and teaching linkages; industry and education connections (EADA).

Recent projects involvement includes Research Curator for ‘The Glasgow School of Art Fashion Show, 1more...

Qualifications

PhD, The Glasgow School of Art (2008)
PGCert Supervision in Creative Practices, The Glasgow School of Art (2013)
MA Printed Textiles, Royal College of Art (2001)
BA (Hons) Printed Textiles, Liverpool John Moores University (1999)

Latest Additions

  1. Pioneers of Post-War Pattern

    Britt, Helena, Shaw, Alan and Waters, Susannah (2017) Pioneers of Post-War Pattern. Reid Ground Floor Corridor, Reid Building, The Glasgow School of Art, 16 Sept - 8 Oct 2017 [Show/Exhibition]
  2. Exhibition Review - SAMPLE by Collect Scotland, The Lighthouse, Glasgow, Scotland, UK 24th March - 22nd June 2017

    Britt, Helena (2017) Exhibition Review - SAMPLE by Collect Scotland, The Lighthouse, Glasgow, Scotland, UK 24th March - 22nd June 2017. Journal of Textile Design Research and Practice. ISSN 2051-1787 (Print) 2051-1795 (Online)
  3. Beneath The Cloth: Examining 1980s Pedagogy, Creativity and Subcultures

    Britt, Helena (2017) Beneath The Cloth: Examining 1980s Pedagogy, Creativity and Subcultures. In: 47th Annual Popular Culture Association / American Culture Association Conference, 12-15 April 2017, San Diego, CA, USA.
  4. Post- War Pattern Pioneers: Commercialising archives through digital technology

    Waters, Susannah, Shaw, Alan and Britt, Helena (2017) Post- War Pattern Pioneers: Commercialising archives through digital technology. In: Textile Society Biennial Research Symposium: New Research Strategies IV, 27 May 2017, Wellcome Trust, London.
  5. Beneath the Pile: Investigating the Designers, Design Studios and Design Processes of Stoddard Templeton

    Britt, Helena (2017) Beneath the Pile: Investigating the Designers, Design Studios and Design Processes of Stoddard Templeton. In: Missing Persons: contemporary histories of textile knowledge, skills, technologies and materials, 17-18 January 2017, Nottingham Contemporary, UK.
  6. The Glasgow School of Art Fashion Show, 1947-2017

    Britt, Helena, Waters, Susannah and Stephen-Cran, James (2017) The Glasgow School of Art Fashion Show, 1947-2017. Reid Foyer, Reid Building, Glasgow School of Art, 4-26 March 2017 [Show/Exhibition]
  7. The Glasgow School of Art Fashion Show, 1947-2017

    Britt, Helena, Waters, Susannah and Stephen-Cran, James (2017) The Glasgow School of Art Fashion Show, 1947-2017. Art Libraries Journal, 42 (3). pp. 148-156. ISSN 0307-4722
  8. The Glasgow School of Art Fashion Show, 1947-2017

    Britt, Helena, Waters, Susannah and Stephen-Cran, James (2017) The Glasgow School of Art Fashion Show, 1947-2017. In: Association of Dress Historians - New Research in Dress History Conference, 25 February 2017, University of Brighton, UK.
  9. Futurescan 3: Intersecting Identities Editorial

    Britt, Helena (2016) Futurescan 3: Intersecting Identities Editorial. Journal of Textile Design Research and Practice, 4 (1). pp. 1-3. ISSN 2051-1787 (Print) 2051-1795 (Online)
  10. Classic Textiles: Commercialising 20th Century Designs through Digital Technology

    Britt, Helena and Shaw, Alan (2016) Classic Textiles: Commercialising 20th Century Designs through Digital Technology. In: Unlocking the Commercial Potential of Fashion and Textile Collections, 3-4 November 2016, Dress and Textile Specialists, National Museums Scotland, Edinburgh.