Fashioning Now: Changing the Way We Make and Use Clothes
An exhibition and symposium at the University of Technology, Sydney
28 July - 28 August 2009
Opening Tuesday 28 July 6 - 8pm
Investigating the way in which clothing is produced, used and discarded, Fashioning Now is an exhibition and accompanying symposium featuring innovative research projects from Australian and international practitioners.
Through a dynamic array of fashion garments, textile objects, photography, fashion illustration and time-based media, Fashioning Now seeks to highlight the diversity of sustainable solutions currently being explored by designers, researchers and manufacturers, while predicting possible scenarios for a future fashion industry.
Curated by Alison Gwilt and Timo Rissanen
Tuesday 28 July 2009, University of Technology, Sydney
Bon Marche Studio - CB3.01.05, 1 - 6pm
The symposium brings together practising designers, students, teachers, academics, and researchers in a knowledge-sharing forum. With invited speakers from the fashion industry and academia, the symposium aims to present examples of best practice that are currently taking place within a changing industry. The symposium will close with a keynote lecture from international author of 'Sustainable Fashion & Textiles: Design Journeys', Dr.Kate Fletcher, Reader in Sustainable Fashion at the London College of Fashion, UK.
Seating is limited. For bookings please contact: email@example.com
4 August 2009, 1 - 2pm, UTS Gallery
Join Fashioning Now co-curator Alison Gwilt for an engaging introduction to the exhibition and the issues surrounding the project as a whole.
A program of workshop activities will take place in early August, one for design educators, and to coincide with SD09 two will be offered for design students in both secondary and tertiary education.
For bookings please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Places are limited to 20 participants.
For further information visit http://www.fashioningnow.com/
This project has been assisted by the New South Wales Government through its Environmental Trust. Fashioning Now is also supported by the University of Technology, Sydney and UTS Gallery.
Fashioning Now is a Program Partner of SD09, Powerhouse Museum presents Sydney Design 09.