Sofia Pantouvaki

PhD, Scenography, Professor of Costume Design for Theatre and Film


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    Artistic and research interests

    Sofia Pantouvaki founded Costume in Focus (2013), the first research group on performance costume and led the research project Costume Methodologies (2014-2018) funded by the Academy of Finland. Her research currently focuses on the theory and practice of performance costume with a special interest in design for opera and dance, costume and technology, and costume and biomaterials; curation and exhibition design; scenography as theatre education; and clothing in the concentration camps of World War Two.

    Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

    In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

    • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
    • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
    • SDG 13 - Climate Action
    • SDG 15 - Life on Land

    Education/Academic qualification

    Doctoral degree, Arts and Design, University of the Arts London

    Award Date: 1 Dec 2008


    • Scenography
    • Costume in Focus
    • Costume design
    • Costume in action
    • Concentration Camp Clothing


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