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Giving a Lecture

Conference Presentations

Faerm, S. (2023). Designing a New Designer:  A Speculative Future for Fashion Designers and the Global Fashion Industry. The Korean Society of Costume Conference. Seoul, South Korea. Keynote speaker.

 

Faerm, S. (2023). The Role and Impact of Faculty Mentorship in Transformative Pedagogies. London College of Fashion & Parsons School of Design Conference. London, UK and New York City, USA.

 

Faerm, S. (2023). How to Rethink Design Education in a World of “Stuff.” The International Design Symposium. National Institute of Fashion Technology, Jodhpur, India.

Faerm, S. (2020). Understanding the Fashion Design Student’s Transitional Experience from Foundation Year to Program Major. The 27th International Conference on Learning. Valencia University, Valencia, Spain.

 

Faerm, S. (2020). Evolving “Places”: The Paradigmatic Shift in the Role of the Fashion Designer. The Popular Culture Association National Conference. Philadelphia, PA.

 

Faerm, S. (2019). A Modern Synthesis:  Performance and the Fashion Arts in the 20th and 21st Centuries. Performance: In Art and Art Education. Columbia University, Teachers College, New York, NY.

 

Palomo-Lovinski, N. & Faerm, S. (2019). The Future of the Fashion Designer: Changing Concepts of the Designer and Consumer Relationship in the Age of Sustainable Practice. International Foundation of Fashion Technology Institutes (IFFTI) 21st Annual Conference. Manchester Fashion Institute, Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester, UK.  

 

Faerm, S. (2018). Stressed Out on Campus:  Key Factors Affecting Undergraduates’ Sense of Well-Being. 2018 Latin American Congress of Design Education. The University of Palermo, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

                                                    

Blackshire, S. & Faerm, S. (2018). Implications for Arts Program Curricula per Students’ Academic, Cognitive, and Developmental Needs. Association for Theater in Higher Education Conference, Boston, MA.

 

Blackshire, S. & Faerm, S. (2018). Addressing Student Needs to Empower Entrepreneurial Artists for the 21st Century. Association for Theater in Higher Education Conference, Boston, MA.

                      

Faerm, S. (2017). Students’ Cognitive and Emotional Development During the Transition from High School to Design School. The 11th International Conference on Design Principles and Practices. George Brown College, Toronto, Canada.

                      

Faerm, S. (2017). Developing New Value in Design: Not “What” but “How.” 2017 Latin American Congress of Design Education. The University of Palermo, Buenos Aires, Argentina.                 

 

Werner, T. & Faerm, S. (2016). The Utilization of Commercial Media to Engage Marginalized Communities and Engender Positive Change. 2016 Association for Slavic, Eastern European, & Eurasian Studies – International Association for the Humanities Summer Convention. Ukrainian Catholic University, Lviv, Ukraine.         

              

Faerm, S. (2015). Year One:  Examining the Students’ Transitional Experience from High School to Design School. 2015 Latin American Congress of Design Education. The University of Palermo, Buenos Aires, Argentina.      

                         

Faerm, S. (2015). From Classroom to Design Room:  The Transitional Experience of the Design School Graduate. Harvard Graduate School of Education Student Research Conference. Harvard University, Cambridge, MA.

 

Faerm, S. (2015). From High-School to Design School:  The Transitional Experience of the Fashion Design Undergraduate. Harvard Graduate School of Education Student Research Conference. Harvard University, Cambridge, MA.

                                                                   

Palomo-Lovinski, N. & Faerm, S. (2014). Shifting Ideas of Time and Place in Fashion. Shapeshifting: Fashion and Textile Design Conference. Auckland University of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand.

              

Faerm, S. (2014). Moving from “What” to “How”:  The Future of Research, Meaning, and Narrative in Fashion Design. The 8th International Conference on Design Principles and Practices. Emily Carr University of Art and Design, Vancouver, Canada.

                                     

Faerm, S. (2013). Achieving the New Graduate Dream:  Building Sustainable Business Success at a Small Scale. 2013 Latin American Congress of Design Education. The University of Palermo, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

                                     

Faerm, S. (2013). From Classroom to Design Room: The Transitional Experience of the Fashion Design Graduate. The 7th International Conference on Design Principles and Practices. Chiba University, Chiba, Japan.

                                                    

Faerm, S. (2012). Between Pedagogy and Practice: The Fashion Design Graduates' Entrance into the Professional Practice. Arts of Fashion Symposium, San Francisco, CA.                             

              

Faerm, S. (2012). Synthesis:  Advancing Fashion Design Education with Industry. Council of Fashion Designers of America Fashion Education Summit, New York, NY. Keynote Speaker. 

 

Faerm, S. (2011). Teaching Creativity in Beijing, Paris, and New York. Arts of Fashion Symposium, San Francisco, CA.                          

 

Palomo-Lovinski, N. & Faerm, S. (2009). What is Good Design?:  The Shifts in Fashion Education of the 21st Century. The 3rd International Conference on Design Principles and Practices. The University of the Arts, Berlin, Germany.

                                                 

Faerm, S. (2008). Designing a Design Program:  Fashion Design Pedagogy. Arts of Fashion Symposium, San Francisco, CA.

Lecture

Presentations & Lectures  (Select)

"Introduction to Design Education: Theory, Research, and Practical Applications for Educators" (book talk, forthcoming).

Harvard Graduate School of Education, Cambridge, MA

"The Future of Design, Designing, and the Designer: Creating Design Processes that Foster Design Innovation"

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA

“Crafting the Design Process:  The Role of ‘Play’ and Experimentation in Design Innovation”

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA

"Fashion Forward:  Emerging Ideas in Design Education and Industry" 

The University of Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

"It's a Generational Thing: Understanding Characteristics of Millennials and Gen Z and the Implications for Teaching"

The New School​

"Hurra Hurra – ein Designpodcast der BURG:  Steven Faerm" (Podcast)

Burg Giebichenstein Art and Design University, Halle, Germany.  LINK

“Developing Your Design Thinking” 

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA

“Rethinking ‘Value’ and Design Strategies in the Future Fashion Industry”

Polimoda International Institute of Design and Marketing, Florence, Italy

 

“Branding in the New [Emotional] Marketplace”

Polimoda International Institute of Design and Marketing, Florence, Italy

 

“Stress & School:  The Impact of Stress on Learning...and What You Can Do About It” 

 Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Spark Program 

 

“Preparing for Art and Design Higher Education”

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Splash Program

“Staging Design Principles, from Fundamentals to Concepts"

Stanford University Online High School, Stanford, CA

“A New Creative Process:  The Role of Emotion and the Social Sciences in Design Practice”

Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), Providence, RI

“Inventing Process to Innovate Design”

Brown University, Providence, RI

“Achieving the New Graduate Dream: Building Sustainable Business Success at a Small Scale”

Brown University

“Process, Identity, and Brand:  How These Three Elements Coalesce for Success in the Fashion Industry”

Virginia Commonwealth Institute (VCU)

“Restraining/Advancing: Women in Postwar America—in Art, Fashion, and Media, 1947-1970”

The European Fine Art Fair (TEFAF), New York NY

Creator and Moderator

“Creating Magic: Art, Fashion, and Performance in the 20th Century (and Beyond)”

The European Fine Art Fair (TEFAF), New York NY

Creator and Moderator

“Transformative Stages: Analyzing Design Processes in Fashion Design”

Fordham University

“Fashion Design Presentation and the Narrative”

California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA

“Constructing Collections: Narrative, Fundamentals, and Analysis”

Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), Providence, Rhode Island

“Facets of Thinking and Theory in the Design Iteration Process”

Virginia Commonwealth Institute (VCU)

"Narrative in Fashion"

Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY

 

“The New Entrepreneurs: Sustaining Small-Scale Business Success”

Virginia Commonwealth Institute (VCU)

                               

“Divergent / Convergent”

Fashion Institute of Technology, New York, NY

“Strengthening Design Research in the Narrative Context”

Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design, Prague, The Czech Republic

“Moving from ‘What’ to ‘How’: The Future of Research, Meaning, and Narrative in Fashion Design”

Universidad de Palermo, Buenos Aires, Argentina      

“Design Thinking:  Define, Develop, and Apply”

The Atheneum, Nantucket, Massachusetts

 

“A Balanced Approach to the Design-Thinking Process”

California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA

“Fundamentally Speaking:  Fashion Design Fundamentals, Process, and Presentation”

Fashion Institute of Technology, New York, NY

 

“The Importance of Narrative in Design Communication” 

Parsons XRC Lab, New York, NY

“What’s in a Story?: Using Narrative to Strengthen Design Process”

Fashion Institute of Technology, New York, NY

“Fashion Design: From Concept to Runway”

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Spark Program.                        

“Beyond the Front Door: Contextualizing the Graduate Portfolio”

Kent State University, Kent, OH

                                       

“Strengthening a Studio Practice Through Design Thinking”

Bank Street College of Education and Parsons School of Design

M.S.Ed. Leadership in the Arts Program

                              

“The Senior Thesis”

Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design, Prague, The Czech Republic

             

“Manipulating Motif: The Importance of Motif for Creating Design Cohesion”

Kent State University, Kent, OH

                                                    

“Ethical Fashion”

Parsons School of Design    

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