Dune is a biannual, bilingual academic journal of fashion and visual culture, with open call, welcoming scientific contributions. It is directed by Maria Luisa Frisa, director of the bachelor course in Fashion Design and Multimedia Arts at IUAV University of Venice, is published by Flash Art, with graphic design by Think Work Observe.
The title refers to the infamous science fiction novel Frank Herbert published in 1965, and to the film directed by David Lynch in 1984. Dune is intended as a space for theoretical, critical and visual examination and presentation of new research. It reflects interests in research, writing methods and theoretical production of the team of the fashion courses at IUAV. Each issue is monothematic; the theme is defined by a word or a sentence that permeates contents, focusing on either pivotal figures and circumstances or the unveiling of stories that are not yet well known while giving space to the voice of young authors. Discover the publication by purchasing your copy and unpublished content by following the Instagram channel @dunejournal.
In the third Issue of Dune, the Fragment is examined in terms of its relations with the culture of design and the visual arts and the journal hosts a wide range of interpretations of its theme, pursuing an idea of crossing disciplinary boundaries that lies at the root of the editorial adventure. Fashion, design and visual culture have retained their central position but in open and constant dialogue with other languages and other forms of expression.