Ruby Hoette

Staff details

Position Lecturer in Design, Programme Co-Lead MA in Design: Expanded Practice
Department Design
Email r.hoette (@gold.ac.uk)
Phone +44 (0)20 7919 7775
Ruby Hoette

Ruby Hoette is a designer/researcher exploring fashion in context. She seeks to expand what constitutes ‘fashion practice’ through her critical and experimental approach which proposes alternate modes of engaging with and producing fashion by framing the garment as a unique artefact carrying traces of social, cultural and economic interactions and transactions.

Ruby holds a BA from the Gerrit Rietveld Academy (NL) and an MFA from Parsons, The New School (USA). Ruby teaches on MA Design Expanded Practice and is a third year tutor on BA Design.

Professional Activities

  • Academic Link for BA Fashion Design and Textiles and BA Fashion Media and Industries, LASALLE College of Arts, Singapore
  • Advisory Board member Austrian Centre for Fashion Research, Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, Austria
  • External Examiner MA Fashion and Textile Design, Swedish School of Textiles - University of Borås, Sweden

Workshops and Lectures

2017      Exhibition and Panel member, Space for Fashion Thinking and Practice Symposium and Exhibition, Fashion Research Network, Coventry University London, UK

Workshop/Lecture, Disobedient Fashion Conference, Santiago Museum of Contemporary Art, Chile     

Keynote Lecture with Elisa van Joolen, Everyone and Everything as Material Conference hosted by The Swedish School of Textiles and RMIT, Borås, Sweden

Lecture, The Archive and Fashion Practice, CHASE Material Witness Event, Goldsmiths, UK

2016      Research Workshop with Elisa van Joolen, Here and Now, Iaspis Stockholm, Sweden

Guest Critic/Panel member, HelloWood/Project Village Architecture Symposium, Hungary

                  Workshop/Lecture, Fashion Education Forum (British Council), Almaty, Kazakhstan

Lecture, Visual Research in Fashion (British Council), Pakistan Institute of Fashion Design, Lahore

2015      Workshop, New Ways of Seeing for MA Fashion Media Practice and Criticism, London College of Fashion, UK

                  Lecture/Panel Discussion, What is Critical Fashion Practice?, London College of Fashion, UK

                  Guest Lecture, MA Fashion Design RMIT, Melbourne Australia

                  Mentor, Fashion DNA Pakistan program, (British Council) Karachi, Pakistan

Workshop with Elisa van Joolen, MODUS, KnowHowShowHow Summer School, Sofia, Bulgaria

2014      Workshop, Everyday Dress/Garments as Props for MA Choreography, Trinity Laban, UK

                  Guest lecturer, BFA Fashion, New Bucks University, UK

Jury Member and Mentor, New Moroccan Talent competition (British Council), Casablanca Morocco

Group Exhibitions

2018      Omega Workshop curated by Rational Dress Society, EFA project Space, New York, USA

2017      Dictionary Dressings curated by Femke de Vries, bur0 Gr0ningen, Groningen, Netherlands

2016      Dictionary Dressings curated by Femke de Vries, Onomatopee, Dutch Design Week, Netherlands

2015      FOLD curated by Beata Wilczek, Wroclaw Contemporary Museum, Poland

Publications

‘Notes on making and doing fashion’, Press & Fold Magazine, Issue #0: The Street, Editor in Chief: Hanka van der Voet, forthcoming 2018.

One-to-One Reader, Elisa van Joolen, Onomatopee, forthcoming 2018. [Editor / Author]

Opening Up the Wardrobe: A Methods Book, Edited by Kate Fletcher and Ingun Grimstad Klepp, NOVUS press, 2017.

Dictionary Dressings, Femke de Vries, Onomatopee, 2016. [Editor / Author / Designer]

Editing/consulting on Fashioning Value: Undressing Ornament, Femke de Vries, Onomatopee, 2015.

Project featured in Routledge Handbook for Sustainability and Fashion, edited by Mathilda Tham and Kate Fletcher, Routledge, 2015.

11”X17” Reader, Elisa van Joolen, Onomatopee, 2014. [Editor]

Conference / Creative Submissions

Hoette, Ruby. 2017. ‘Conversation Pieces’. In Everything and Everybody as Material: Beyond Fashion Design Methods. RMIT and The Swedish School of Textiles, University of Borås. Sweden 7-9 June 2017 (Proceedings forthcoming)

Postlethwaite, Susan, Hoette, Ruby, ten Bhömer, Marloes, Thiel, Kat and Pollman, Alexa. 2017. ‘Breaking the Script - Fashion Critiques and Conversations’. In: Everything and Everybody as Material: Beyond Fashion Design Methods. RMIT and The Swedish School of Textiles, University of Borås, Sweden 7-9 June 2017 (Proceedings forthcoming)

Hoette, Ruby. 2015. 'Unpicking the Fashion System’. In: Nordes 2015: Design Ecologies. Konstfack – University College of Arts, Crafts and Design. Stockholm, Sweden 7 – 10 June 2015.

Hoette, Ruby. 2015. col·lec·tion. 21st Century Makers and Materialities: Proceedings of the 2nd Biennial Research Through Design Conference RTD 2015, Cambridge, UK 25 -27 March 2015.

Publications

Show/Exhibition

MODUS: Open Studio
Hoette, Ruby; Stevenson, Caroline and Brauchli, Roland. 2018. MODUS: Open Studio. In: "Dutch Design Week 2018", Onomatopee Projects, Eindhoven, Netherlands.

Conversation Pieces #4
Hoette, Ruby and Stevenson, Caroline. 2018. Conversation Pieces #4. In: "Conversation Pieces", Tenderbooks, London, United Kingdom, 16 - 30 June 2018.

Conversation Piece #1
Hoette, Ruby and UNSPECIFIED. 2018. Conversation Piece #1. In: "Omega Workshop: An Experiment in Counter-Fashion", EFA Project Space, NYC, United States, 26 January 2018 – 10 March 2018.

Conference or Workshop Item

Conversation Pieces #1, #2 and #3
Hoette, Ruby. 2017. 'Conversation Pieces #1, #2 and #3'. In: Fashion Research Network Interdisciplinary Symposium and Exhibition - Friday 8th September 2017. Coventry University - London Campus, United Kingdom 8 September 2017.

Workshop – Unpicking the Fashion System
Hoette, Ruby and Prime, Sian. 2017. 'Workshop – Unpicking the Fashion System'. In: Moda Desobediente: First international meeting on critical fashion practices. Santiago Museum of Contemporary Art, Chile 13-16 June 2017.

Conversation Pieces #2 and #3
Hoette, Ruby. 2017. 'Conversation Pieces #2 and #3'. In: Everything and Everybody as Material: beyond fashion design methods. Borås, Sweden.

What is Critical Fashion Practice
Stevenson, Caroline; Hoette, Ruby; Cronberg, Anja and Reponen, Johannes. 2015. 'What is Critical Fashion Practice'. In: What is Critical Fashion Practice. London College of Fashion, United Kingdom.

Workshop – Unpicking the Fashion System
Hoette, Ruby. 2015. 'Workshop – Unpicking the Fashion System'. In: Nordes 2015: Design Ecologies. Konstfack – University College of Arts, Crafts and Design. Stockholm, Sweden 7 – 10 June 2015.

col·lec·tion
Hoette, Ruby. 2015. 'col·lec·tion'. In: Research Through Design (RTD) Conference - 21ST CENTURY MAKERS AND MATERIALITIES. Microsoft Research, Cambridge, United Kingdom 25 -27 March 2015.

Book Section

Unpicking the Fashion System – Practice as Research
Hoette, Ruby. 2017. Unpicking the Fashion System – Practice as Research. In: Kate Fletcher and Ingun Grimstad Klepp, eds. Opening Up the Wardrobe: A Methods Book. Oslo: Novus Press. ISBN 978-82-7099-893-7

Conversation Piece #1
Hoette, Ruby. 2016. Conversation Piece #1. In: Femke de Vries, ed. Dictionary Dressings. Eindhoven: Onomatopee, pp. 309-327. ISBN 978-94-91677-60-1

Edited Book

MODUS
Hoette, Ruby and Stevenson, Caroline, eds. 2018. MODUS. Eindhoven: Onomatopee. ISBN 9789491677991

Professional Activity

Member of External Board: Austrian Center for Fashion Research
Hoette, Ruby. 2017. Member of External Board: Austrian Center for Fashion Research.

External Examiner: Swedish School of Textiles - University of Borås
Hoette, Ruby. External Examiner: Swedish School of Textiles - University of Borås.

External Examiner: ArtEZ University of the Arts
Hoette, Ruby. External Examiner: ArtEZ University of the Arts.

Project

MODUS
Hoette, Ruby and Stevenson, Caroline. 2018. MODUS.

Unpicking the Fashion System
Hoette, Ruby. 2013. Unpicking the Fashion System.