The Fashion Professorship aims to rethink the cracks in the fashion system and the role that fashion plays – and could potentially play – in relation to urgent social, cultural, environmental and political developments in contemporary society. We envision an alternative and more engaged future of fashion in which we do more justice to fashion’s human dimension. Through research, design and critical thinking, we analyse and develop alternative approaches, systems, vocabularies and strategies. In doing so, we aim to activate the power of fashion to reimagine future bodies, future materials and future makers to contribute to resilient futures and inclusive societies.
Crafting Wearables – Anneke Smelik & Pauline van Dongen & Lianne Toussaint & José Teunissen
08 June, 2018
State of Fashion - Het ketelhuis, Nieuwe Kade 1, Arnhem
The interdisciplinary research team of Crafting Wearables has developed several robust designs of wearable technology and adapted a variety of philosophical concepts to understand their broader social and cultural implications. What happens if we try to speak of technology in terms of textiles? Or when the inter- face is no longer a touchscreen but the jacket you are wearing? Tonight, we will challenge the audience to envision the many ways in which wearables change our senses, our perception, and our being in the world.
This research project entails a cooperation between:
// Radboud University Nijmegen: prof.dr. Anneke Smelik (project leader)
// Technical University Eindhoven: prof. dr. Ron Wakkary, dr. Oscar Tómicó Plasencia, and dr.ir. Stephan Wensveen
// ArtEZ Fashion Academy Arnhem: prof. José Teunissen
And the following private and public partners:
// Philips Research, Textile Museum Tilburg | Textile Lab, MODINT, Freedom of Creation, Solar Fiber, Inntex, Xsens
Researchers involved in the project are:
// Ph.D. with Radboud University: Lianne Toussaint MA, supervised by prof. dr. Anneke Smelik and prof. dr. ir. Peter-Paul Verbeek (University of Twente)
// Ph.D. and designer with Technical University Eindhoven: Pauline van Dongen, supervised by prof. dr. Ron Wakkary, dr. Oscar Tómicó Plasencia and dr. Stephan Wensveen