Today the world is facing an existential threat - the climate crisis. The fashion industry is recognized as the 3rd most polluting. On top of ecological damage, the industry has systemic unethical practices of exclusion, racism, exploitation and appropriation. Despite the increasing research and recognition of the damage that the fashion industry brings, consumption of fashion garments has been growing for the past 15 years and is unlikely to stop without serious rethinking and action.
In the reality that is increasingly visual, people use and will use fashion to connect and express themselves, manifest belonging. According to ELEPHANT.ART the latest millennial design trajectory is definitively maximalist.
So, aren’t these developments the ultimate sustainability antithesis?
This online panel discussion will ask a broad question: How do we repair the relationship to the environments that we share with other species and each other through creativity and fashion? Can fashion even be sustainable under capitalism?
Our guest speakers will explore how can artists and creatives kickstart a real change? How to use creativity to build inclusive communities around sustainable fashion? What is the mission of a creator in communicating, sharing, and engaging the public in the conversation? What is the mission of formal educational institutions in giving platform to creative innovation for
This panel will bring together Christoph Thun-Hohenstein - the General and Artistic Director of the Museum of Applied Arts in Vienna and two young fashion designers of the city - Natalie Zipfl and Brandan Josh. Our speakers will share their unique vision and perspectives on the topic and engage with the audience during a Q&A session.
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Meeting ID: 962 4857 0240