ANNOUNCEMENT and CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS
The ArtEZ Fashion Professorship and the Centre of Expertise Future Makers are pleased to announce that the conference
Fashion Colloquium: Searching for the New Luxury
will take place on May 31 and June 1, 2018 in Arnhem, The Netherlands.
Conference organiser: ArtEZ University of the Arts, in collaboration with State of Fashion
Academic partners: Wageningen University & Research, Radboud University Nijmegen
It is increasingly urgent to create interventions in the current fashion system and to redefine its meaning and relevance. The ‘Fashion Colloquium: Searching for the New Luxury’will explore how to transition to a more resilient, inclusive and regenerative future of fashion. We are looking for contributions that challenge our perceptions – that move our field forward.
The world needs imagination and experimentation in order to develop a new kind of aesthetics and connectivity. We need more critical fashion practices and critical theories to “fashion” a more ethical, inclusive and responsible reality. The ‘Fashion Colloquium: Searching for the New Luxury’ underlines the importance of redefining value systems – starting from our own fundamental human values.
We welcome contributions related to the following subthemes:
- New materials, living materials, biomimicry, biotechnologies
- Strategies to design for closed loops; innovation, novel business models and different types of value chains
- Emotional connectivity, aesthetic sustainability, emotional durability
- The role of purpose in moving beyond economic value, towards human values, ethical values, emotional values, social values and cultural values
- The importance of agency; embodied subjectivity, ethical subjectivity and material agency
- Developing a new kind of aesthetics, with a special role for all the senses
- Fashion’s power to create desire and imaginary worlds in order to transition into a more regenerative future society
- The role of resilience in fashion and design
- Other innovations that challenge our understanding of ‘new luxury’
For more information click the link below:
Fashion Colloquium Arnhem_Announcement and Call for Contributions
If you have any questions, please contact the conference organisers at FashionColloquium@artez.nl.