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Citylab2050 presentation_dilys_williams


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Fashion Flows is a transition project from Stadslab2050 (citylab2050)
The project explores the idea of a circular fashion chain with the city of Antwerp as a focal point.
Partners in the project are Flanders Fashion Institute, Plan-C, City of Antwerp
Antwerp-ITCCO is a learning partner

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Citylab2050 presentation_dilys_williams

  1. 1. Dilys Williams Professor of Fashion Design for Sustainability Director, Centre for Sustainable Fashion, University of the Arts London Citylab 2050
  2. 2. Fashion Design Context “Its (fashion’s) logic encroaches on the areas of art, politics and science, it is clear that we are talking about a phenomenon that lies near the centre of the modern world. Fashion affects the attitude of most people towards both themselves and others.” Svendsen (2006)
  3. 3. Fashion Industry Context Fashion’s business employs 25 million people globally. It contributes to individual and community prosperity and can offer independence, identity and social connection. It marks significant contributions to our creative industries in often delightful ways. Yet it is also a significant contributor to the degradation of natural systems, social injustice and societal dis-ease. It exemplifies the machine of consumerism, which has come to be one of its defining features.
  4. 4. Fashion Thinking Context “The shape of the global future rests with the reflexivity of human consciousness – the capacity to think critically about why we think what we do – and then to think and act differently.” Raskin (2008)
  5. 5. Our current state: A geological classification defined as the (first) period during which human activity has been the dominant influence on climate and the environment. The Anthropocene
  6. 6. Commitment to Purpose “We will strive for the ideals and sacred things of the city, both alone and with many, we will transmit this city not less but greater, better and more beautiful than it was transmitted to us.” Oath for Athenians 500 BC
  7. 7. Credit: Stephen Walter The new wildernesses on our planet, waiting to be explored, are information, knowledge, history and time. These are altering our relationship with the physical world and the old traditional landmarks. Credit: Betsy Issacson
  8. 8. Personal Community Member Cultural Member Academy Member Economic Power Public Participation Earth MemberPolitical Voice Multi Layered Citizenship
  9. 9. Circular Design: cherish and be cherished
  10. 10. Engage Citizen Participation: Local loops and shared value
  11. 11. Engage Citizen Participation
  12. 12. Engage Citizen Participation: Local loops and multiplier effect
  13. 13. Extended value and re-shored manufacture Mulberry
  14. 14. London Cloth Company Tender William Kroll Geographic and extended value
  15. 15. Engage Citizen Participation: Global loops of extended value M&S Shwopping
  16. 16. Engage Citizen Participation: Fashion services Rentez-Vous
  17. 17. Engage Citizen Participation: Fashion services Nudie Jeans Repair Shop Mud Jeans ‘Lease a Jeans’ APC Butler Worn-Out Denim Series
  18. 18. Engage Citizen Participation: Design services Antithesis “Our multi-functional pieces aim at contributing to a new consumerism philosophy advocating quality over quantity.”
  19. 19. Engage Citizen Participation: Design services Tom of Holland Visible Mending Programme
  20. 20. Material Resourcefulness Michelle Lowe-Holder
  21. 21. Christopher Raeburn From Somewhere Material Resourcefulness
  22. 22. Design for the Circular Economy at Scale: decoupling success from the degradation of nature Nike ‘Mobilize Makers’ project
  23. 23. nikemakingCSF Specialist Informers: Humanising Data
  24. 24. Specialist Informers: Technical Innovation V&A Fashion Climate Hackathon Michelle Lowe-Holder, FIREUp participant: 3D printing project
  25. 25. Hackney Fashion Hub Are we tending to the leaves whilst continuing to sever the stem?
  26. 26. Metabolism or Mechanism? Source: The Gaia Atlas of Cities
  27. 27. Katharine Hamnett The Voice of the Designer: what is your design ethic?
  28. 28. Dr. Noki Design Activism: I speak for nature and people
  29. 29. Sewing Bee / Shoreditch Sisters The voices of maker and wearer: participatory design Craftivist Collective Meet ups
  30. 30. “It is our choices...that show who we truly are, far more than our abilities.” J.K. Rowling A Networked Society
  31. 31. “Once we know and are aware, we are responsible for our action and our inaction. We can do something about it or ignore it. Either way, we are still responsible.” Jean Paul Sartre Environmental Profit and Loss
  32. 32. The reform of our education and training systems will have to be large scale and dramatic. Every job in Britain will change to some extent and many will change substantially. Aldersgate Group Circular mindsets
  33. 33. Content Product Innovation Business Innovation Process Innovation (New Methods and Curriculum) Innovation systems: making them work
  34. 34. Design in an Ethic A point of View Design Disruption Change perceptions Design in Resourcefulness Use Nothing New Design 9 Lives The Gift, the service Design Magic Rapid one use, replenish earth Design inspired by means Shaping technological application Circular Design Frameworks (as different speeds and scales)
  35. 35. “We are leaving a world designed for efficiency in repetition and entering one where value comes from contributing to change... Because change is the opposite of repetition, this requires mastering a set of human social skills as a prerequisite to being able to contribute — including empathy, teamwork, change making...” Ashoka CEO Bill Drayton Mapping vs. Measuring Source: Chris Kenny
  36. 36. Synthesizing and creating are also intellectual / cognitive capacities... more important in the 21st century than ever before. But educators have less experience in training these ‘habits of mind’ and unless teachers themselves have these latter skills, they will not be able to inculcate them effectively in students. Howard Gardner, Professor of Cognition and Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education A crisis of perception: a crisis of imagination
  37. 37. Long live imagination!