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Biography

Charlotte Goldthorpe graduated from Nottingham Trent University with a First class honours degree in Design for Film and Television in 2003. She then completed an apprenticeship at the BBC in 2003 in set design and subsequently worked as a freelance art director/assistant 2003-2006 that involved creating graphics through to prop making. During this period Charlotte worked on a number of different programmes and films, encompassing a variety of genres such as Silent Witness, Confetti and Eastenders

Having qualified as a Design and Technology teacher from Goldsmiths University in 2007, Charlotte taught at The Petchey Academy, East London for several years, before completing her Masters degree in Fashion Artefact at the London College of Fashion in 2011.

Charlotte has also established a successful accessories business under her own label, where she designs, makes and promotes the brand. She has also designed for Rita Britton’s label ‘Nomad’ and slow fashion brand ‘Antithesis’.

In 2011 Charlotte relocated back to Yorkshire, and joined the University of Huddersfield in 2012; she is currently the Course Leader for Fashion Marketing and Fashion Design.

She completed her PhD in 2022 at the University of Huddersfield which explored storytelling and the transmission of memories through making. Through this she developed a new methodology, ‘narrative-led making’ that uses personal stories to inform practice. Her current research sets out to capture stories from ageing rubber fetishists to understand how their kink has positively impacted their wellbeing throughout their lives.

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 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities

Research Expertise and Interests

  • Artifact
  • Brass
  • Silicon
  • Love Lost

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