Teresa Potgieter

Teresa Potgieter

tepotgieter@vegaschool.com
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Fashion Design
Qualifications:
MTech Fashion Design

Research Interests: Fashion design, design-as-practice, activity theory and design for the common good.

Full Bio

Terese completed an MTech titled “Fashion design-as-practice: A case study of Johannesburg fashion designers”, in 2019. This was an empirical study that examined fashion design-as-practice and considered design as an activity. Fashion design-as-practice encompasses both the formulation of the design as an idea and concept as well as its execution, within a real-world context. The study took an activity-based approach to describe the design practice of professional fashion designers through the Activity Theory Framework. Terese also presented a paper titled “Fashion Design in Action”. The paper looked at the practices of professional fashion designers in Johannesburg through the lens of activity theory at the 2018 SAAFECS (South African Association of Family Ecology and Consumer Science) conference.