Dr. Mila Burcikova
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Mila works across a range of research and knowledge exchange projects, with an emphasis on alternatives to the current fashion system. Her PhD Mundane Fashion: Women, Clothes and Emotional Durability investigated emotional durability of clothing through the lens of a designer-maker practice. Mila currently holds the prestigious Sheepdrove Trust Postdoctoral Research Fellowship (2021-2024). Her project ‘Life in Clothes: Place-based organic fashion systems for human and environmental healing’ examines the interconnections and parallels between fashion making and farming practices.
Williams, D., Burcikova, M. and Buchan-Ng, M. (2021) Fashion as Sustainability in Action: A Guide for Fostering Sustainable Prosperity in Micro and Small Fashion Businesses. UAL: Centre for Sustainable Fashion.
Burcikova, Mila (2021). Mundane Durability: The everyday practice of allowing clothes to last. In: PLATE: Product Lifetimes and the Environment. Limerick, Ireland, 26-28 May.
Burcikova, Mila (2020). Mundane Fashion: Women, Clothes and Emotional Durability. PhD thesis, School of Art, Design and Architecture, University of Huddersfield.
Burcikova, Mila (2019). One Dress: Shaping Fashion Futures through Utopian Thinking. Fashion Practice: The Journal of Design, Creative Process & the Fashion Industry, 11 (3). pp. 328-345.
Burcikova, Mila (2018). Editorial paper: Fashion in Utopia, Utopia in Fashion. Utopian Studies: The Journal of the Society for Utopian Studies, 28 (3). pp. 381-397.