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Stella Lange


Stella is the postgraduate coordinator in the School of Design and a Principal Lecturer. Stella's research interests are textile craft and repair, bridging historical research with contemporary practice. Stella has a PhD on garment leather, and a Bachelor of Consumer and Applied Science (First Class Honours), both from the University of Otago. Stella has been a PhD examiner for RMIT in Melbourne and AUT in Auckland, and a Master's examiner for Massey University and AUT. She is on Otago Polytechnic's Ethics Committee, and heads the Cat B ethics committe for the School of Design. Stella believes that process is a key element of successful design and research and encourages students to look at the systems and theories that support development and understanding. Textile craft and theories of activism underpin her creative work - with results that include published/presented papers, exhibited work and published designs for hand knits.

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