YeSeung Lee is Lecturer in Contextual Studies with extensive experience in the international fashion industry. With a firm foundation in fashion praxis and material culture, her research interrogates the socio-ethical aspects of contemporary fashion by examining everyday material surfaces. Her monograph, Seamlessness: Making and (Un)knowing in Fashion Practice (2016), offers a critique of the prevailing fashion system, with a particular focus on the significance of the handmade in the context of globalised and technologised production and consumption. The edited volume, Surface and Apparition: The Immateriality of Modern Surface (2020), explores how surfaces can reveal the complex relationship between human making and the technologies that facilitate it. Her current research investigates the notion of cultural heritage and collective identity by examining everyday surfaces and the processes of their making.