Maria .E. Piene


Lecturer in Fashion on MA, BA and Graduate Diploma Creative Practice with teaching specialism including Professional Practice, Costume Archive and Design Research. Academic positions held: Fashion Department Placement Co-ordinator, Placement Tutor and Archivist for Benenden Fashion Archive at Kingston School of Art. Additional lectures delivered to: BA Fashion Promotion and Communications and MA Sustainable Fashion: Business and Practices.

Placement learning practice promotes student professional development and creativity which can be applied to the real-world and professional industry, embedding employability into the curriculum and with aim for students who are industry-ready on graduation.

Academic's industry background related to fashion archives and design research informs teaching practice, fashion archivist role and interest in the promotion of external archives for learning and future research related activity.

Academic responsibilities

Lecturer /Archivist /Placement Co-ordinator


  • BA (Hons) Fashion, Kingston University

Teaching and learning

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