Summer School Circular Fashion


Target Group

The programme is developed for designers, scientists and professionals working in the fashion industry who want to learn more and contribute to the creation of a fairer, cleaner and more sustainable fashion industry. PhD and MA students working on this topic are also invited to participate.


After working in multi-disciplinary teams, you will be able to redefine the underlying value systems of fashion, to think and act as a change maker, and/or as a visionary leader within your organization, being part of a larger social movement and critical fashion community aiming to fundamentally transform the fashion system in terms of ecosystems.

Practical Information

  • The course fee is € 2495.- for industry and € 1995.- for PhD’s.
  • Closing date registration: 19 August 2019
  • Locations: Wageningen Campus, ArtEZ University of the Arts, and locations around the Netherlands
  • Three weeks before the start of the Summer School, participants receive more information and a detailed programme.
  • Maximum number of participants: 35
  • The programme is organized by Wageningen University & Reseach and the Fashion Professorship and the Centre of Expertise Future Makers, ArtEZ University of the Arts.
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It is increasingly urgent to activate the power of fashion to create socio-cultural and economic transformation. We need to move beyond the problematic linear fashion system and its ‘throw away’ fast fashion culture. How can we become change makers in the field of circular fashion? In this critical fashion learning community, we move beyond the ego-driven nature of fashion and learn from eco-systems in nature. We actively learn to bring together art, design and science to contribute to a cultural paradigm shift based on alternative value systems.

Course Leader
The Summer School leader is dr. Kim Poldner, Wageningen University & Research, in collaboration with the Fashion Professorship and Centre of Expertise Future Makers of ArtEZ University of the Arts.