Otago Polytechnic

Research from Tracy Kennedy

Departments: College of Art, Design and Architecture


Tracy joined OP in 1998 and has been the Manager of the Dunedin Fashion Incubator since June 2009 supporting and mentoring emerging designers.
Tracy is also a Senior Lecturer in Design with a particular interest in sustainable models and social enterprsie within the fashion industry and the implications for stakeholders and educators.
In another life she worked for a large knitwear manufacturer and has run her own small knitwear design business. Tracy liaises closely with the fashion industry and the business community as part of her role as Dfi manager and educator. For more information, visit: www.dfi.co.nz and www.op.ac.nz/study/creative/design/

Journal Article

Kennedy,T. & Terpstra, C. (2013) A stitch in time saves nine: Identifying pedagogies for teaching sustainability issues to fashion students. The Research Journal of Textile and Apparel (RJTA), Vol. 17, No. 2, May 2013. Pub. Hong Kong Institution of Textile and Apparel.

Conference Contribution - Published Paper

Kennedy, T. & Terpstra, C. (2008) Sustaining Fashion 2008 FINZ Education Conference (The Future of Fashion) - Tauranga, NZ. Conference proceedings - CD Rom, 7th-8th August, 2008, 21-page written paper, 20-minute presentation.

Creative Work

Kennedy, T. (2008) "To Mrs A. Butson". Lopdell House Gallery, Titirangi, Waitakere City.
"POST Stitch - to the letter" Exhibition: 11th Dec 2008 - 8 February 2009.
One textile artwork exhibited, inclusion in exhibition catalogue and CD Rom. Curator: Kate Wells.

Research and Expertise