Dr Amanda Smith

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Associate Professor

Email: mandy.smith@aut.ac.nz

ORCID: ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5914-7088

Academic appointments:

  • Associate Head of School Research, Auckland University of Technology (2019 - ongoing)
  • Head of Textile Design Department, AUT University (2017 - ongoing)
  • Head of Fashion and Textile Design Department, AUT University (2002 - 2014)
  • Associate Professor Textile Design, AUT University (2017 - ongoing)

Qualifications:

  • Doctor of Philosophy, Auckland University of Technology
  • Master of Design, Nottingham Trent University
  • Bachelor of Fashion Design (Hons), University of Gloucestershire

Overview:

Amanda is a fashion and textile designer with more than thirty years of national and international experience within fashion and textile design. Having worked globally as a textile designer in both the UK and Japan before moving to education in New Zealand. During her time in New Zealand she has held the position of Head of the Fashion and Textile Department at AUT ran a successful independent knitwear label and is currently Associate Head of School - Research. Amanda's research is specialised with a practice-based focus on knitted textiles, technology and digital-craft translations and holding a PhD from AUT regularly supervises practice-based doctoral students. Amanda is an Associate Professor of fashion and textiles and Co-founder of the Textile and Design Laboratory at AUT. Current academic practices move across both undergraduate and postgraduate within the fashion and textile design fields, focusing on post graduate supervisions. Areas of research interest; craft- digital translations, e-textiles and health applications, cultural textile ecologies and modes of textile making.

Research interests:

Dr Amanda Smith's research engages with design possibilities of three dimensional knitted textiles primarily engaging with this notion through the use of seamless knitwear technology. With an aim to create design-led rather than production -led artefacts. Amanda approaches this research from the view point of a knitwear designer and educator within the field of knitted textiles and knitwear assembled products.

Craft- Digital translations through the use of technology

E-Textiles

Cultural textile ecologies

Seamless knitwear and three dimensional design possibilities

Teaching summary:

Postgraduate and undergraduate teaching from PhD supervisions through to first year design degree students in the areas of
Textile Design

Knitted Textiles

Seamless Knit Technologies

Fashion Design

Three Dimensional Design

Fields of research:

  • Textile Technology
  • Textile and Fashion Design

Professional activities:

Featured professional activities

  • Associate Head of School: Research, School of Art and Design (2019 - ongoing)

Appointment, affiliation, and membership

  • Associate Head of School: Research, School of Art and Design (2019 - ongoing)

Research outputs:

Featured research outputs

  • Moore, R., & Smith, A. (2019). Disrupting digital making for seamless knit design. In Textiles, Identity and Innovation. D_Tex 2nd International Textile Design Conference 2019. Lisbon. Retrieved from http://dtex.fa.ulisboa.pt/index.php/en/

  • Smith, A., & Moore, R. (2019). Digital distortion through co-creation. Journal of Textile Design Research and Practice, 1-22. doi:10.1080/20511787.2018.1524088

  • Moore, R., & Smith, A. (2018). Knit Co-design and the Designer-Maker. In In The Loop 2018. WInchester.

  • Moore, R., & Smith, A. (2018). Knitted Materials in Movement. In The 91st Textile Institute World Conference. Leeds.

  • Smith, A. E. (2013). Seamless knitwear: Singularities in design. (AUT University, Auckland New Zealand). Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10292/5761

Journal articles

  • Smith, A., & Moore, R. (2019). Digital distortion through co-creation. Journal of Textile Design Research and Practice, 1-22. doi:10.1080/20511787.2018.1524088

  • Smith, A. (2016). Harnessing the Haptic in Mass Production Seamless Knitwear Technologies. The International Journal of Designed Objects, 10(3). Retrieved from http://ijgo.cgpublisher.com/product/pub.237/prod.81

  • Smith, A. (2016). Seamless knitting: Is it/can it be used as a digital crafting tool?. Making Futures, 4. Retrieved from http://makingfutures.plymouthart.ac.uk/2015/journal-home/

  • Smith, A. E. (2016). Harnessing the haptic in mass production seamless knitwear technologies. The International Journal of Designed Objects, 10(3). Retrieved from http://www.commongroundpublishing.com/

  • Moore, R., & Smith, A. (2016). The transference of craft to digital knowledge through the medium of knitted textiles. Making Futures Journal, 4. Retrieved from http://makingfutures.plymouthart.ac.uk/media/75750/rm_as.pdf

  • Otter, S. J., Rome, K., Ihaka, B., South, A., Smith, M., Gupta, A., . . . Heslop, P. (2015). Protective socks for people with diabetes: A systematic review and narrative analysis. Journal of Foot and Ankle Research. doi:10.1186/s13047-015-0068-7

  • Smith, A. E., & Finn, A. (2015). Built for niche: Rethinking the role of manufacturing in developing designer fashion in New Zealand. International Journal of Fashion Studies, 2(1). doi:10.1386/infs.2.1.29_1

  • Otter, S., Rome, K., Ihaka, B., South, A., Smith, M., Gupta, A., . . . Heslop, P. (2015). Protective socks for people with diabetes: A systematic review and narrative analysis. Journal of Foot and Ankle Research, 8. doi:10.1186/s13047-015-0068-7

Creative works

  • Smith, A., & Moore, R. (2019). Dances With Aldous: Three costumes (No. Of Pieces: 3) [Artefact]. Q Theatre/ Auckland: Auckland Council.

  • Smith, A., & Moore, R. (2019). Baby Bump costume for Nichework (No. Of Pieces: Human/one/30 minutes) [Artefact]. McLeavey Gallery, Level 1, 147 Cuba Street, Wellington: Dancer/Choreographer/ Zahra Killeen-Chance/ McLeavey Gallery Wellington.

  • Moore, R., Smith, A., & Fraser, G. (2019). Mini Coral (No. Of Pieces: 1) [Artefact]. Ivano-Frankivs’k, Ukraine: Ludmila Egorova, Andrew Schneider Founders and organizers of the project "SCYTHIA" Members of ETN Members of the National Artists’Union of Ukraine. Retrieved from http://www.scythiatextile.com/index.html

  • Moore, R., Smith, A., & Fraser, G. (2019). Old Buddies (No. Of Pieces: 2) [Artefact]. Ivano-Frankivs’k, Ukraine: Ludmila Egorova, Andrew Schneider Founders and organizers of the project "SCYTHIA" Members of ETN Members of the National Artists’Union of Ukraine. Retrieved from http://www.scythiatextile.com/index.html

  • Moore, R., & Smith, A. (2018). Knitted artefact - Flower (No. Of Pieces: 1) [Artefact]. Slovak Republic: TXT Association.

  • Moore, R., & Smith, A. (2018). Knitted artefact - Shell (No. Of Pieces: 1) [Artefact]. Slovak Republic: TXT Association.

  • Smith, A., & Moore, R. (2017). Mini Fair Isle [Artefact]. Bostojevskeho Rad 2 Bratislava: Slovak textile Artists Association TXT. Retrieved from http://www.txt.sk/aktivity/miniatura.html

  • Moore, R., Smith, M., & fraser, G. (2016). Too Soft with a Realistic Feel, Somewhere Series #9 // Halloween Special [Artefact]. 1 Cross Street Auckland.

  • Moore, R., Smith, A., & Fraser, G. (2015). Dance Costume - Breath of Air (Atrium) [Artefact]. Auckland.

  • Smith, A. E. (2013). Seamless Knitwear: Singularities in Design (No. Of Pieces: 30) [Artefact]. 39 Symonds St, Auckland, New Zealand. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10292/5761

Conference contributions

  • Smith, A., & Moore, R. (2019). Knitted textiles cultural connections: Past to an authentic present. In A Common Thread: CTANZ Symposium 2019. Nelson: Costume and Textile Association of New Zealand. Retrieved from http://costumeandtextile.co.nz/

  • Moore, R., & Smith, A. (2019). Disrupting digital making for seamless knit design. In Textiles, Identity and Innovation. D_Tex 2nd International Textile Design Conference 2019. Lisbon. Retrieved from http://dtex.fa.ulisboa.pt/index.php/en/

  • Moore, R., & Smith, A. (2018). Knit Co-design and the Designer-Maker. In In The Loop 2018. WInchester.

  • Moore, R., & Smith, A. (2018). Knitted Materials in Movement. In The 91st Textile Institute World Conference. Leeds.

  • Wan, A., Reay, S. D., & Smith, A. (2017). Designing emotionally resonant aesthetic experiences in healthcare.. In Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on Design4Health 2017 (pp. 297-301). Melbourne Cricket Ground.

  • Moore, R., & Smith, A. (2017). New forms for fashion: Creation through digital distortion. In Everything and Everybody as Material: Conference Proceedings 2017 (pp. 160-167). Borås: RMIT University. Retrieved from http://everythingeverybodyasmaterial.com/contact/proceedings/

  • Moore, R., & Smith, A. (2016). Stitching the past to the future. In The End of Fashion. Welligton.

  • Smith, A., & Jones, L. (2016). Fashion the next generation in a post- consumerist globality. In End of Fashion. Welligton.

  • Smith, A., & Finn, A. (2016). Fashion in Fiji: The potential of design within the context of a declining manufacturing industry. In 4th International Non-Western Fashion Conference. Antwerp.

  • Smith, A. (2015). Digital Crafting Network Panel. In Making Futures 4. Plymouth. Retrieved from http://makingfutures.plymouthart.ac.uk/

  • Smith, A., & Moore, R. (2015). The transference of craft to digital knowledge through the medium of knitted textiles. In Making Futures IV (2015). Plymouth. Retrieved from http://makingfutures.plymouthart.ac.uk/

  • Smith, A. E., & Moore, R. (2015). Translating the traditional to the digital. In In The Loop 4 (2015). Knitting: From Craft to Couture. Glasgow. Retrieved from http://knithistory.academicblogs.co.uk/

  • Kalyanji, J., & Smith, A. (2014). Adding value through new approaches to 3D knitted preforms. In 43rd Textile Research Symposium. Christchurch.

  • Smith, A. E., Fraser, G., & Kalyanji, J. (2014). 3D knitted preforms and collaborative approaches to making. In Transition: Re-Thinking Textiles and Surfaces. Huddersfield: University of Huddersfield.

  • Smith, A. E. (2014). A wabi-sabi influence on seamless knit technologies. In Transition: Re-Thinking Textiles and Surfaces. Huddersfield: University of Huddersfield.

  • Smith, A. E. (2014). Past, Present and Future: A Haptic Approach to Mass-Production Seamless Knitwear Technologies. In Making Futures Vol. 3. Plymouth.

  • Smith, A. E. (2014). Harnessing the Haptic in Mass-production Seamless Knitwear Technologies. In 8th International Conference on Design Principles and Practices and the Design Principles and Practices Knowledge Community. Vancouver. Retrieved from http://designprinciplesandpractices.com/

  • Joseph, F., Smith, A. E., & Kalyaji, J. (2014). New dimensions in knit design. In Conference Proceedings: The Power of Fashion (pp. 225-235). Tokyo: Bunka Gakuen University.

  • Smith, A. E., & Smith, M. (2013). Past, Present and Future: A Haptic Approach to Mass-Production Seamless Knitwear Technologies. In Making Futures 3. Plymouth. Retrieved from http://makingfutures.plymouthart.ac.uk/mf3.php?pageID=3

  • Smith, A. E., & Finn, A. (2013). Built for Niche: Rethinking the Role of Manufacturing in Developing Designer Fashion in New Zealand. In Second International Non-Western Fashion Conference. London: London College of Fashion. Retrieved from http://process.arts.ac.uk/category/tags/amanda-smith

  • Smith, A. E. (2013). Built for Niche: Rethinking the Role of Manufacturing in Developing Designer Fashion in New Zealand. In Second International Non-Western Fashion Conference. London: London College of Fashion. Retrieved from http://process.arts.ac.uk/content/angela-finn-and-amanda-smith-video-recording

  • Smith, A. E., & Finn, A. (2013). Built for Niche: Rethinking the Role of Manufacturing in Developing Designer Fashion in New Zealand. In Second International Non-Western Fashion Conference. London: London College of Fashion. Retrieved from http://process.arts.ac.uk/category/tags/amanda-smith

  • Smith, A. E., & Smith, M. (2013). Past, Present and Future: A Haptic Approach to Mass-Production Seamless Knitwear Technologies. In Making Futures 3. Plymouth. Retrieved from http://makingfutures.plymouthart.ac.uk/mf3.php?pageID=11

  • Smith, A. E. (2013). Past, present and future: A haptic approach to mass-production seamless knitwear technologies. In Making Futures: Interfaces between craft knowledge and design: new opportunities for social innovation and sustainable practice Vol. 3 (pp. 1-10). Plymouth: Plymouth University. Retrieved from http://www.plymouthart.ac.uk/research/making-futures/

Edited books/volumes

Theses

  • Cleveland, D. (2018). Transformational Cloth: Weaving the Undervalued Threads of Textile Waste into a Value Added Change Model. (Auckland University of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand). Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10292/12002

  • Smitheram, M. (2017). The hand of the cloth: An ontological and aesthetic unfolding through digital and virtual materiality. (Auckland University of Technology). Retrieved from https://aut.researchgateway.ac.nz/handle/10292/10621

  • Smith, A. E. (2013). Seamless knitwear: Singularities in design. (AUT University, Auckland New Zealand). Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10292/5761

Oral presentations

  • Smith, A. (2017). Wool Uses beyond the Sweater. Auckland, NZ.

  • Smith, A. (2016). Design is it your future?. Suva, Fiji.

  • Smith, A. (2016). The Future and Fashion as a Career. Suva, Fiji.

  • Smith, A. E. (2014). Designing Identities. Suva, Fiji..