During my work as research assistant, workshop facilitator and doctoral student I have published a small number of journal & conference papers, as well as 2 book chapters.


Hirscher, A.L. (2013). ‘Fashion Activism – Evaluation and Application of Fashion Activism Strategies to Ease Transition towards Sustainable Consumption Behaviour.’ Research Journal of Textile and Apparel. Vol. 17:1, pp. 23-38. (Excellent Paper Award)

Hirscher, A.L. (2013). Joyful Participation in New Ways of Designing and Making Clothes – Enabling Person-product Attachment to Potentially Reduce Unnecessary Consumption. Master’s Thesis. Helsinki: Aalto ARTS.

Hirscher, A.L. & Niinimäki, K. (2013). ‘Fashion Activism through Participatory Design’. Paper presented at the Conference Crafting the Future. Gothenburg. 17-19 April 2013.

Hirscher, A.L. & Fuad-Luke, A. (2013). Open Participatory Designing for an Alternative Fashion Economy. In: Kirsi Niinimäki (ed.) Sustainable Fashion – New Approaches. Aalto ARTS Publishing.


Fuad-Luke, A., Hirscher, A.-L. & Moebus, K. (2015). Agents of Alternatives – Redesigning our Realities. Agents of Alternatives e.V., Berlin.

Hirscher, A.-L. & Valle, J. (2015). ‘Open Ends – On Chance and Attachment in Clothing.’ Making Research – Research Making, Creative Practice Conference, 10-12. Sept. 2015. Aarhus.

I’m happy to share these via academia: