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.
The Future of Living Materials – Daniëlle Bruggeman & Jeroen van den Eijnde
25 October, 2018
DRIVE Festival, Natlab, Eindhoven.
More and more designers are actively exploring the possibilities of new kinds of materials for applications in the fields of fashion, textile and design. In order to transition into a more regenerative future society, it is essential to design with a purpose, to create ‘innovation inspired by nature’. The project The Future of Living Materials explores the future of living materials for a more regenerative society and fashion system. In a lab-like context, scientists of Wageningen University & Research, fashion and product designers and researchers from ArtEZ Future Makers collaborate to develop new kinds of materials and possible applications.
By: Nishant Shah (ArtEZ)
By: Kim Poldner (WUR)
By: Daniëlle Bruggeman & Jeroen van den Eijnde (ArtEZ)
By: Laura Luchtman & Ilfa Siebenhaar (Living Colour)