Author Archives: sophiebbarr

About sophiebbarr

I am an artist and a teacher in higher education. For me art is a re-organisation of stuff that's already in the world.

Anti-Fashion at Prada

Tim Blanks on Business of Fashion yesterday: “Miuccia was looking at a world where celebrity and money conspire to make ordinary people feel inadequate, and she wanted to mollify such feelings. It’s not people who are at fault, it’s the system. Exactly … Continue reading

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The Brand Nobody Knows video – finally!

I finally presented the fruit of my summer’s research at the beginning of September at the 8th  Art of Management and Organisation Conference. Here it is: The video is made up of dozens of still photographs taken over six months … Continue reading

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Utopia Closing Down

I’m not sure I need to say anything about this! Taken in Southend in September.

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The ‘Perfect’ High Street

I just found this film called ‘The Perfect High Street’ in Monocle “a magazine briefing on global affairs, business, culture, design and much more”. This vision for the global high street is unlike anything most would recognise, or have use … Continue reading

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Brands, Intangibility, Resistance

As an Associate Lecturer at the London College of Fashion I am developing my knowledge of and interest in academic fashion discourses. Fashion discourse is extremely varied and fashion theorists borrow from many other theoretical areas, many of which I … Continue reading

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New Works

Here are some new 2D works that are by-products of my Wood Green Project. I’m hoping to show them soon, please visit for news…

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Wood Green High Road – an Ordinary Street between austerity and Brexit

We find ourselves in a strange limbo somewhere between ‘Austerity Britain’ and Brexit. How might one look upon and describe Wood Green High Road, its retail culture and its vernacular aesthetics at this particular moment? What does this mean for … Continue reading

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