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  • Philip de Langes Allé 10, Bygning 68. Indgang C+D

    1435 København K

    Denmark

20062020

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Personal profile

Curriculum vitae

CV

2013 - Associate Professor, The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Design School
2010 - Post.doctoral Research Fellow, The Danish Design School
2010 – Ph.D. dissertation defended
2007 – 2008 Maternity leave
2006 – 2007 Ph.D. Scholar, Danmarks Designskole.  On the Nature of Trends: Developing Trend Theory
2005 Research Assistant at MOKO (The Danish Fashion Consortium) under Center for Design Research (CDF)
2004 – 2005 Maternity leave
2003-2004 Freelance writer with assignments for the written press, advertising, PR and publishing.
2002 Project manager and managing editor of the newspaper Dagen
2001 – 2002 Editor in chief of Magazine produced in collaboration with Y&R.
2001 M.A. from Copenhagen University with a dissertation entitled: Plica Ex Plica: Folds and other Baroque Operations in John Donne’s Songs and Sonnets and Robert Burton’s The Anatomy of Melancholy. The dissertation explored the possibility of a Baroque literary tradition in England.
1999 Managing editor of Eurowoman Magazine.
1997 – 1999 Contributing editor to BOMB Magazine, New York, project manager for monography about the artist Janine Antoni (Cantz), studies with Rosalind Krauss at Columbia University, and freelance writer and critic for Danish magazines, newspapers and DR, Danish Broadcasting Corporation.
1994 – 1995 Exchange student at Universiteit van Amsterdam

I hold an MA in English Literature from the University of Copenhagen and a Ph.D. from The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Design. My main research interests include identity construction including issues of gender, status, power, and trend mechanisms.

Research area

  • History and culture
  • Fashion history
  • Design history
  • Media history
  • Visual culture
  • Communication
  • Social identity
  • Zeitgeist
  • Consumer behavior
  • Visual culture
  • Fashion and design mediation
  • Visual staging
  • Media culture
  • Fashion and textiles
  • concept development
  • design process
  • trend mechanisms
  • tactility
  • Sustainability
  • Theory and philosophy
  • Post-structuralism
  • Phenomenology
  • Postmodernism
  • Philosophy of design
  • Gender studies
  • Cultural studies
  • Architecture
  • Spatial analysis
  • Urban design
  • Space and modernity
  • Social Interaction and Everyday Life

Projects

Research Output

Dig og mig for evigt

Mackinney-Valentin, M., 2020, (Accepted/In press) Recycling Fashion. Red Cross

Publications: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapterCommunication

Fashion Flows

Mackinney-Valentin, M., Sep 2019, Bloomsbury Fashion Central. Eicher, J. (ed.). Bloomsbury Academic

Publications: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingEncyclopedia chapterResearchpeer-review

Theory in Practice: A Nordic Approach to Teaching Fashion Design

Mackinney-Valentin, M., Mar 2019, In : Russian Fashion Theory: the Journal of Dress, Body & Culture. Nordic Issue, 51, p. 47-68

Publications: Contribution to journalJournal article

Dreamscapes

Mackinney-Valentin, M., 2018

Publications: Non-textual formContribution to exhibitionResearch

Activities

Exhibition: Fashion & the Sea

Maria Mackinney-Valentin (Participant)

20202021

Activity: Other activity typesOther

Kronprinseparrets Kulturpriser

Maria Mackinney-Valentin (Participant)

2020 → …

Activity: Participating in or organising an event Organisation and participation in conference

The history of women's underwear

Maria Mackinney-Valentin (Lecturer)

3 May 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation Lecture and oral contribution

Teaching Fashion Theory in Practice

Maria Mackinney-Valentin (Lecturer)

10 Apr 201912 Apr 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation Lecture and oral contribution

William Morris: Design, håndværk - og aktivisme

Maria Mackinney-Valentin (Lecturer)

26 Mar 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation Lecture and oral contribution