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MAY 3, 2017 / Museum of the City, via L. Tonini 1, Rimini

  • 14.20 - 15.00


  • 15.00 - 15.30

    Greetings: Giovanni Matteucci (University of Bologna), Massimo Pulini (Municipality of Rimini), Leonardo Cagnoli (Uni.Rimini), Sergio Brasini (Rimini Campus)

  • 15.30 - 15.45

    Introduction: Antonella Mascio, Roy Menarini, Simona Segre Reinach, Ines Tolic (University of Bologna)

  • 15.45 - 16.45

    Keynote Lecture: Emanuela Scarpellini (University of Milan), Sizing: A Historical Approach / Discussant: Daniela Calanca (University of Bologna)

  • 16.45 - 17.45

    Keynote Lecture: Nathalie Khan (University of the Arts, London), Technology as Medium and Body as Material in Commercial Imagery / Discussant: Federica Muzzarelli (University of Bologna)

  • 18.00 - 19.00

    Welcome buffet

MAY 4, 2017 / Department for Life Quality Studies, d'Augusto 237, Rimini

A1 - Sizing: Theory / Chair: Stefano Marino, University of Bologna (9.30 - 13.00)

  • 9:00 - 9:30


  • Giampaolo Proni (University of Bologna), Jonathan Swift’s "Gulliver’s Travels"

  • Nello Barile (IULM University of Milan), Re-mediating Ontobranding. Fashion, Artificial Intelligence and the importance of the consumer localized  experience

  • Nathaniel Dafydd Beard (Coventry University), City-Fashion-Image: Fabricating Myths, Mediating Reality, Scaling Sizes

11.00 - 11.30 Coffee Break

  • Simonetta Buffo (Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Milan), Fashion Films and Net Aesthetics

  • Simona Ironico (Marangoni Institute, Milan), Sizing in the Postmodern Age: a Trendbook

A2 - Sizing: Body / Chair: Vittoria Caterina Caratozzolo, Sapienza University, Rome (9.30 - 13.00)

  • Giuseppe Previtali (University of Bergamo), Dimensions that Matters. The Concept of Size in Contemporary Pornography

  • Eliot Eklöw (Stockholm University), Alchemy of the Armature: Walter Benjamin’s Metaphysics of Fashion read through Rei Kawakubo’s Future of Silhouette & Rem Koolhaas’ Theorems of Bigness

  • Anna-Mari Almila (University of the Arts, London), Sizes and Scales of Fashion Research: Connecting Bodies and Garments from Skin to Globality

11.00 - 11.30 Coffee Break

  • Giulia Caffaro (University of Bologna), The Revolution of Sizes. The Pioneering Work of the Gruppo Finanziario Tessile (GFT) Through Archival Sources

  • Elena D’Amelio (University of San Marino), The Smallest Country, the Biggest Screen: San Marino and Post-WWII Film Productions

13.00 - 14.00 Lunch for Speakers

  • 14.15 - 15.15

    Keynote Lecture: Joke Hermes (Inholland University), Visible Invisibility: the Critical Visibility and Invisible Pleasure of Fashion and Media / Discussant: Giovanni Boccia Artieri (University of Urbino “Carlo Bo”)

    Aula Magna

B1 - Sizing: Fashion / Chair: Emanuela Mora, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Milan (15.30 - 19.00)

  • Sevgi Gaye Ayanoğlu (Atılım University, Ankara), Silhouette Size Changes: A Case Study of Stella McCartney Spring Collections for 15 Years

  • Gokce Coskun (Gazi University) and Basaran Fatma Nur (Gazi University), Minimizing the Amount of Textile Post-consumer Wastes via Recycling

  • Basak Bogday Saygili (Ipek University), The Physical and Psychological Effects of the Corset

16.30 - 17.00 Coffee Break

  • Satomi Sugiyama (Franklin University Switzerland), Images of Wearable Technologies

  • Marco Pedroni (eCampus University), Resizing Fashion Imaginary. Curvy Bloggers and Their Role in the Fashion Blog Revolution

  • Mariella Lorusso (University of Bologna), Bikini, Burkini, Fatkini: the Size of Fashion Words

B2 - Sizing: Celebrity / Chair: Lucio Spaziante, University of Bologna (15.30 - 19.00)

  • Cristina Colet (University of Turin), Ryan Gosling: the Celebrity and the Taste for Fashion

  • Sara Pesce (University of Bologna), Celebrity Culture and Vintage Clothing. Allied and the Bodily Proportions of the 1940s

  • Dirk Reynders (Vrije University of Bruxelles), Fashion Film & the Gay Scene

16.30 - 17.00 Coffee Break

  • Ariela Mortara (IULM University of Milan) and Geraldina Roberti (University of L’Aquila), From Celebrities to Influencers and Back. Emerging Trends in the Fashion System

  • Piergiorgio Degli Esposti (University of Bologna), Celebrity and Prosumerism

  • Stefano Brilli (University of Urbino “Carlo Bo”), Resizing the Dream of Celebrity: Representations of Fame in Italian YouTube Stars’ Books

20.00 Social Dinner for Speakers

MAY 5, 2017 / Department for Life Quality Studies, d'Augusto 237, Rimini

C1 - Sizing: Media / Chair: Giampaolo Proni, University of Bologna (9.30 - 13.00)

  • 9:00 - 9:30


  • Luca Bandirali (University of Salento), Narrative Size and Time in Contemporary TV Series

  • Daniela Cardini (IULM University of Milan), Pilots, Pilot-seasons, Serial Movies. Size Changes in TV Series from the 1980s to the 2010s

  • Luca Barra (University of Bologna), Shaping Television Comedy Series. Sizes, Formats, Distribution Models

11.00 – 11.30 Coffee Break

  • Nicola Stefani (University of Florence), Great and Uncomfortable. The Oversize of "Young Pope" Between Fashion and Fan Art

  • Carlotta Susca (“Aldo Moro” University, Bari), Structural Shifting and the Semioticity of Actors’ Bodies in "Arrested Development"

  • Raffaele Pavoni (University of Florence), Limiting Seize: Snapchat’s 10-seconds Videos. Short Video Messaging Between Market Strategies and Users’ Practices

C2 - Sizing: History / Chair: Elena Formia, University of Bologna (9.30 - 13.00)

  • Eleonora Sforzi (University of Florence), Sizing in Fashion Newsreels from the Istituto Luce (1920s–1930s)

  • Ornella Cirillo (University of Campania “Luigi Vanvitelli”), The “Mele Department Store”: Shapes and Sizes in the 'Reproduction' Process, a Step Towards the Ready-made

11.00 – 11.30 Coffee Break

  • Kjerstin Gruys (University of Nevada), True to Size? A History of Clothing Size Standards and Vanity Sizing in Sears & Roebucks

  • Andrea Serrau (University of Bologna), The Best Pages of Our Lives. "Vogue" Illustrates Architecture