Diagramming Fluidity: Designing A Research Method


Diagramming fluidity is a research project by design researcher and visual sociologist Floriane Misslin.

The project investigates how producers of fashion photography actualize the fluidity of gender in an industry that is oh so dominated by established modes of production and consumption based on the gendered binary division of women/swear and men/swear.

The project outlines the conditions in which the fluidity of gender is being actualized in the production of fashion photography.

Misslin interviewed several practitioners to discuss, question, and reflect upon the past and present of gender fluidity within the field. What gendered divisions have been made so far within fashion (photography)? Is there any room for non-binary visualizations? What is left unsaid, and what is missing?

The outcome of the series of interviews is a selection of manifestos that both textually and visually as well as diagrammatically show the different means of making a gender fluid approach to fashion more visible within visual culture.

Edited by Joannette van der Veer

Designed by Floriane Misslin

Published by Onomatopee, 2020
Printed in a limited edition of 250 copies

Softcover, looseleaf bound with elastic bound, 98 pages, Riso-printed (black single-color for text with fluorescent pink, orange, blue, and teal for additional interior spreads and pink/purple for cover), 11.7 × 8.3 inches