Programme: History of Art - MPhil/PhD/MSc by Research

Start date: September 2014

Mode of study: Full time

Research title: Curating dress history: fashion, institutions, cities

Alessandro Bucci is a doctoral researcher and a tutor in History of Art and Design. In the school of Design he is thesis supervisor for students working with fashion theory, fashion history, and fashion curating.  His research project, supervised by Professor Christopher Breward and Professor Mark Dorrian, looks at fashion heritage institutions and the historiographical models informing their strategies of display. It thus positions itself at the crossroads between fashion curating, fashion history, historiography and curatorial studies. His research is also developed through fieldworks at the V&A (London), MUDE (Lisbon), and MoMu (Antwerp). His work has been presented in papers in conferences in Edinburgh, Oxford, Venice, Rio de Janeiro, São Paolo, and Stockholm.

Alessandro co-convened a panel for the AAH 2016 national conference, which was held in Edinburgh. The proceedings of the conference - investigating the status of fashion studies as an academic subject with an international perspective - have been the basis for a special issue of the International Journal of Fashion Studies. 

Before starting his PhD, Alessandro has gained a MA in Fashion Studies from the Centre for Fashion Studies at the University of Stockholm and a MA in English and Russian from the University of Bari, and he has worked as a high school teacher in Manchester for two years. He has curated exhibitions of fashion photography in the UK and in Italy and has co-founded C-41, a magazine of contemporary photography.

​History of Art 2 (2015- 2016)

History of Art 2 (2016 - 2017)

Design Context 1 (2017 - 2018)

Design Context 4 (2015 - 2016)

Design Context 4 (2016 - 2017)

Design Context 4 (2017 - 2018)

MA/MFA1 "Disseminating Design Cultures" (2015-2016)​