Elke Gaugele on teaching activism, and decoding the political meaning of fashion for social change

Fashion is a great teacher – The fashion education podcast

Sep 29 2021 • 46 mins

In this episode you meet Elke Gaugele – a highly political cultural anthropologist, writer, and curator, she is professor for Fashion and Styles at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna and head of the Austrian Center for Fashion Research (ACfFR). Fashion is a great teacher talks to her about: intellectual activism, the impact of teaching fashion teachers, how making her own clothes determined her scholarship, and not wanting to reinvent herself as a Marxist.

Audio editing & mixing by: Moritz Bailly
Music by: Johannes von Weizsäcker
Graphic by: Studio Regular