Lydia Wooldridge is a PhD candidate under the AHRC's SWW-DTP. Her interdisciplinary research project, Materialising Migration: Transcultural Textiles in Germany, offers new insights into transcultural encounter and visual culture (textile focus). Lydia is co-convenor of the Literary and Visual Landscapes seminar series at the University of Bristol with Jade Boyd and Louise Benson-James.
Lydia studied Multi-Media Textile Design at Loughborough University, graduating with a BA Hons (1st) in 2013. Whilst completing her undergraduate degree she spent a year studying and working in Germany under the ERASMUS scheme. She studied Modern Languages (Visual Culture) at the University of Bristol, earning an MA (Distinction).
Lydia also teaches at Bristol School of Art. She is co-course leader for FdA Fashion and Textiles with Rosie Ford and is responsible for the Contextual Studies modules for the Fashion and Textiles, and Graphics. She is working closely with students to explore how art and design both influence and are influenced by society and culture. Additionally, she runs an Experimental Textile workshop, which allows students to explore the innovative magnetic textile techniques she developed as an undergraduate student.
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