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.
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.
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.