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The Centre for Fashion Diversity & Social Change (FDSC) at Ryerson University draws on creative fashion mediums to collect, extend, analyze and share research to fuel diversity & social change.
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The Centre for Fashion Diversity & Social Change supports and hosts events bringing together fashion and social change at Ryerson University and beyond.

Ben Barry and Alison Matthews David presenting copies of David Gauntlett’s Making is Connecting (2nd ed., 2018) to the panelists at the launch of Fashion Studies, the first open-access journal in the field of fashion. Photo by Alex La. Event took place at Verity on June 25....

Panelists at the launch of Fashion Studies, the first open-access journal in the field of fashion. Photo by Alex La. Event took place at Verity on June 25....

Elizabeth Semmelhack making opening remarks at the launch of Fashion Studies, the first open-access journal in the field of fashion. Photo by Alex La. Event took place at Verity on June 25....

Ben Barry and Alison Matthews David presenting copies of David Gauntlett’s Making is Connecting (2nd ed., 2018) to the panelists at the launch of Fashion Studies, the first open-access journal in the field of fashion. Photo by Alex La. Event took place at Verity on June 25....

Panelists at the launch of Fashion Studies, the first open-access journal in the field of fashion. Photo by Alex La. Event took place at Verity on June 25....

A very packed room at the launch of Fashion Studies, the first open-access journal in the field of fashion. Photo by Alex La. Event took place at Verity on June 25....

Diversity NOW! invited Fashion Scholar-Activist Kim Jenkins (Parsons School of Design & Pratt Institute) to lecture on fashion and race. Photographed with Michel Ghanem, FDSC research assistant. The annual event took place on March 13, 2018. It occurs among other events in FSN223: Fashion Concepts......

Fashioning Reconciliation is a journey to share truths about the role of clothing in colonization and help organize the Indigenous design industry for cultural resurgence. The second annual event took place on January 30, 2018. It occurs among other events in FSN223: Fashion Concepts &......

The School of Fashion at Ryerson University hosted one of the first Canadian screenings of Straight/Curve: Redefining Body Image in Dr. Ben Barry’s FSN223: Fashion Concepts & Theory. We invited five panelists to speak on their experiences and expertise. The screening and panel took place......

The first Design Network Roundtable took place in Oakham House (Ryerson University) on December 7th, 2017. We invited Guy Julier (Professor of Design Culture at the University of Brighton/Victoria and Albert Museum) as our keynote presentation. Photo by HyeYoon(John) Ahn....

The first Design Network Roundtable took place in Oakham House (Ryerson University) on December 7th, 2017. We invited Guy Julier (Professor of Design Culture at the University of Brighton/Victoria and Albert Museum) as our keynote presentation. Ryerson Catering provided our delicious food. Photo by HyeYoon(John)......

The first Design Network Roundtable took place in Oakham House (Ryerson University) on December 7th, 2017. We invited Guy Julier (Professor of Design Culture at the University of Brighton/Victoria and Albert Museum) as our keynote presentation. Photo by HyeYoon(John) Ahn....

The first Design Network Roundtable took place in Oakham House (Ryerson University) on December 7th, 2017. We invited Guy Julier (Professor of Design Culture at the University of Brighton/Victoria and Albert Museum) as our keynote presentation. Photo by HyeYoon(John) Ahn....

The first Design Network Roundtable took place in Oakham House (Ryerson University) on December 7th, 2017. We invited Angela DeMontigny to talk about Indigenous fashion design. Photo by HyeYoon(John) Ahn....

The first Design Network Roundtable took place in Oakham House (Ryerson University) on December 7th, 2017. We invited Dr. Deborah Fels to talk about inclusive design. Photo by HyeYoon(John) Ahn....

The preparatory Design Network Workshop took place on June 22, 2017 in The Venn room (Ryerson University). We invited researchers and practitioners from across disciplines to examine systemic societal challenges in design principles and methodologies. Photo by Alia Youssef....

The preparatory Design Network Workshop took place on June 22, 2017 in The Venn room (Ryerson University). We invited researchers and practitioners from across disciplines to examine systemic societal challenges in design principles and methodologies. Photo by Alia Youssef....

The preparatory Design Network Workshop took place on June 22, 2017 in The Venn room (Ryerson University). We invited researchers and practitioners from across disciplines to examine systemic societal challenges in design principles and methodologies. Photo by Alia Youssef....