Tag Archive: John Hopkins

Jan 29

PLUSTEX Workshop at WSA- 28/11/2013

On Thursday 28th November 2013, the Plustex team at Winchester School of Art hosted a round table discussion  focused on the theme of fostering eco innovation and social responsibility in the sector. The cultural and creative industries are in a strategic position to promote smart, sustainable and inclusive growth and to contribute to economic and social transformation …

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Dec 18

Round table discussions at the Plustex project workshop, WSA

Below are the main discussion points for our round table, held at Winchester School of Art on the 28th November 2013. The workshop convened representatives from other University of Southampton subjects, including Politics and Geography, external policymakers, entrepreneurs and local authority champions for the Arts. The discussion brought about some unexpected and interesting directions on the direction …

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Jun 21

Clustering and Internationalisation of SMEs

John Hopkins, Head of  Department, Fashion and Textiles, represented the WSA team at the Hungarian thematic exchange meeting ” Supporting clustering and internationalisation of SMEs”.   The visit included a study visit to the STYL Garment Factory in Szombathely, here are some images of their workshops and equipment.      

Jun 20

From knitting samples to public policy: a case study in interconnectivity.

Below you can sample some of of the Plustex themes that are going to be presented as part of the In the Loop 3.5 conference at Mareel, Shetland Islands, from 31st July to 3rd August 2013…. Abstract: In this contribution we address the interconnectivity of European textile culture, exemplified by references to high and low …

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May 24

The WSA Plustex team and Public Policy@Southampton

The Plustex  project team at Winchester School of Art, University of Southampton, are very pleased to announce  a new collaboration with the Public Policy@Southampton unit, which will continue to the end of the project in December 2014. The Unit is an external facing, public engagement team which has been established by the University to increase the reach and impact …

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May 16


  Welcome to the pages of the Plustex project at WSA. Our pages will disseminate information on the progress of the project, our dissemination activities, external interests and our partner regions and events. Plustex is anchored by a thematic framework, so we will share the themes and good practice policies as we explore them as part of the project …

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