Katrina Sark







Berlin – Ruins and Rumination




       Gendarmenmarkt, Berlin 2009



       Klaerchens Ballhaus, Berlin 2011Gendarmenmarkt, Berlin 2009



       Mauerpark, Fleemarket, Berlin 2011



       Mauerpark Tango Berlin 2011



       Mirrors for the Destruction of Berlin’s fashion Industry at Hausvogteiplats Berlin 2009










Writer’s Bio:

Katrina Sark is a Victoria-based writer and photographer, who specializes in creative non-fiction on cities and culture, feminism, arts, fashion, film, and theatre. She is the founder of the Canadian Fashion Scholars Network that fosters, supports, and brings together a nation-wide community of fashion writers, scholars, curators, designers, journalists, and fashion professionals. She is also the co-author and co-founder of the Urban Chic book series published by Intellect Press, which explores different cities and their culture through the lens of fashion. She writes reviews of theatre, dance performance, exhibitions, films and books on her blog: Suites Culturelles. She is currently working on developing a new book series on cities and theatres.


Blog: https://suitesculturelles.wordpress.com/






  • Sark, Katrina and Bélanger-Michaud, Sara Danièle, Montréal Chic: A Locational History of Montreal Fashion. Bristol: Intellect, 2016.
  • Ingram, Susan, and Sark, Katrina. Berliner Chic: A Locational History of Berlin Fashion. Bristol: Intellect, 2011.


Short Fiction:

  • Sark, Katrina. “Berlin, May 1946.’ Descant 166: The Berlin Project. Volume 45, Number 3, Fall 2014. pp. 1-6.
  • Sark, Katrina. “Mirror,” in Chaos: Literary Arts Magazine, University of Victoria, 2002.



  • Sark, Katrina. “Berlin Freedom – November 9, 2009.” Essay in Descant 166: The Berlin Project. Volume 45, Number 3, Fall 2014. pp. 187-190.
  • Sark, Katrina. Feature Article: “Three Waves of Feminism” in The Martlet, University of Victoria, 2003, 2 pages.
  • Sark, Katrina. “City Spaces: Berlin Cinema” in CineAction, Issue 80, 2010.
  • Sark, Katrina. « Baustelle Berlin, » World Film Locations: Berlin. Susan Ingram (ed.) Bristol: Intellect, 2013.
  • Ingram, Susan and Sark, Katrina, “Berlin, City of the Imagination” World Film Locations: Berlin. Susan Ingram (ed.) Bristol: Intellect, 2013.
  • Sark, Katrina, “Disassembling Romantic Desire in The English Patient” in Canadian Writers Series, Michael Ondaatje Volume, Guernica Press, forthcoming in 2016.


Translations (German to English):

  • Philosophical letters by M. Pasch (2012)
  • Julius Klinger: Poster Artist and Graphic Designer, exhibition catalogue by Anita Kühnel. Berlin: Kunstbibliothek, 1997 (2012)
  • « Vocal Changes: Marlon Brando, Innokenti Smoktunovsky, and the Sound of the 1950s » by Oksana Bulgakowa, in: Sound | Music | Speech in Soviet and Post-Soviet Audiovisual Media, ed. Lilya Kaganovsky and Masha Salazkina (2011)
  • Documentary film transcription and translation: Chessboxing by David Bitton (2011-2012)
  • Documentary film transcription and translation: Trashopolis(TV Series 2010-) Episode 11: Berlin, by Joe Wiecha (2011)
  • Memoir translation and wed design: Das Schicksal hat viele Gesichterby Astrid Koopmann (2010)
  • Chemistry Letters by Justus Liebig (2009)





2016 – Montréal Chic: A Locational History of Montreal Fashion (Bristol: Intellect)

2013 –Wiener Chic: A Locational History of Vienna Fashion (Bristol: Intellect)

2012 – World Film Locations: Berlin (Bristol, Intellect) 2011 –Berliner Chic: A Locational History of Berlin Fashion (Bristol, Intellect)

2015 –Fashion Theory Journal 19:3 (New York) 2014 –Descant 166: The Berlin Project (Toronto) 2013-16 – Covers of Canadian Review of Comparative Literature Journal (Edmonton)

2013-15 – Photos and cover of Vielfalt – McGill German Studies Student Journal (Montreal)  2013 – Feature artist profile in Imaginations: Journal of Cross-Cultural Image Studies (Edmonton)

2013 – Newsletter of Mosaic, journal for the interdisciplinary study of literature (Winnipeg) 2010 –Inquire, Journal of Comparative Literature (Edmonton)



2014 – “Translating Street Art,” Old Arts Building, University of Alberta (Edmonton) 2013 – “The Post Card Exhibit,” Intermedia Research Studio, University of Alberta (Edmonton)    2012-15 – Photo essays, Suites Culturelles (online)  2010 – First photo exhibition at the McGill Arts and Craft Fair (Montreal)


Work History:

  • Author and book series co-founder – Intellect Press, 2009-2015
  • Professional writer, editor, journalist, researcher, and web designer – Montreal, 2009-2014
  • Lecturer – University of Victoria, 2011-2016
  • Founder of the Canadian Fashion Scholars Network – since 2014
  • Professional photographer – since 2009


Consulting, Research, and Editing Work:

  • Fashion Show: Fashion Avant-Garde Now And Then (Museum of Vancouver , 2015) – hired to conceptualize, budget, organize, and curate a fashion event showcasing Vancouver designers and fashion collectors.
  • Consulting, research (in Berlin and Vienna), translation, and editing of the finished manuscript of Julius Klinger– Poster Designer in Berlin and Vienna by Karen Etingen (2012-15)
  • Consulting, research, photography, and work at the Austrian Film Archive in Vienna for Wiener Chic: A Locational History Of Vienna Fashionby Susan Ingram and Markus Reisenleitner (2011-2013)
  • Edited translations and manuscript for Everybody Talks about the Weather… We don’t. Karin Bauer (ed.) New York: Sever Stories Press, 2008. (2007)
  • Archival work in Toronto, edited the bibliography for Victorian Popularizers of Science. Bernard Lightman, Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2007. (2004)


Invited Guest Talks, Readings, Presentations and Workshops:

  • “Berliner Chic” Emerging Local Authors Collection launch, Greater Victoria Public Library, May 2016
  • « Berlin Culture » University of Victoria, March 2016
  • « Fashion Writing and Publishing » University of Hawaii, Manoa, February 2016
  • « Canadian Fashion Writing » Canadian Fashion Scholars’ Symposium, Museum of Vancouver, November 2015
  • « Urban Chic series and Canadian Fashion Writing, » McCord Museum Montreal, October 2014
  • “Berlin 1946” at Descant magazine launch and reading, Montreal, October 2014
  • “Branding Berlin” Goethe Institut Montreal, April 2013
  • “Nostalgia for Babylon” McGill University, November 2012
  • “Berliner Chic” McGill University, Montreal, April 2012
  • “Berliner Chic” University of Victoria, November 2011
  • “Berliner Chic” FUBIS (Freie Universität Berlin International Summer School), June 2011
  • “Berliner Chic” Champlain College, Lennoxville, QC, March 2011
  • “Berlin Fashion in the Ruins” and “Fashion and Film” University of Victoria, March 2006



PhD in Cultural Analysis, McGill University, Montreal (2007-2014)



Montreal Chic: http://nymag.com/thecut/2016/06/montreal-chic-sark-belanger-michaud.html#

Berliner Chic: https://suitesculturelles.wordpress.com/about/press/



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