The Art of Change >>
Jan
1
to Dec 31

The Art of Change >>

At a time of significant national and global uncertainty, the 2018 season of Barbican Centre explores how artists respond to, reflect and potentially effect change in the social and political landscape.

Across Cinema, Music, Theatre, Visual Art and their learning programmes, they will be presenting work that focuses on changing times – how artists have shone a spotlight on the issues of their day; changing perceptions – giving a platform to communities underrepresented in the arts world; and changing society now – how artists are dealing with current issues, seeking to engage audiences and inspiring people to take action.

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Deconstruction Patterns >>
Feb
1
to Dec 1

Deconstruction Patterns >>

  • The Francis Crick Institute (map)
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This new science exhibition is led by three unique artist commissions, which were developed through extensive conversations and close collaborations with Crick researchers. The resulting artworks offer alternative ways of exploring and describing the microscopic patterns that so intrigue the Crick scientists.

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forever YOUNG (forever) >>
Feb
10
to Sep 2

forever YOUNG (forever) >>

Together with CCHA/Culture Centre Hasselt, Hasselt Fashion Museum explores the imagination of children, youth, youthfulness and all other kinds of socio-cultural constructs and connotations of youth and youthfulness in the present and the past at the interface between fashion and photography. Today's contemporary ‘youthquake’ forms the starting point for this challenging double exhibition that addressing topics including but not limited to Integrity, gender, youth culture as a source of inspiration and eternal youth.  

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Somewhere in Between >>
Mar
8
to Aug 27

Somewhere in Between >>

What does it mean to be human in the 21st Century? Four collaborations between artists Martina Amati, Daria Martin, Maria McKinney and John Walter, and scientists give shape to intangible ideas, exploring what lies beneath, beyond and between. 

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Creative innovation: Art meets Science >>
Mar
10
to Nov 11

Creative innovation: Art meets Science >>

  • Wageningen University & Research - Impulse, building number 115 (map)
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What happens when ten artists work together with twenty scientists? As part of their 100 years anniversary Wageningen University & Research is teaming up with Creative Innovation. Ten (novice) artists have been selected to each work together with two scientists for two months on campus. Together they will explore useful innovations that fit into the scientists’ research and education domains. With this project, WUR aims to inspire both researchers and artists to reinforce each other and their domains.

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Fashioned from Nature >>
Apr
21
to Feb 27

Fashioned from Nature >>

The first UK exhibition to explore the complex relationship between fashion and nature from 1600 to the present day. This exhibition will present fashionable dress alongside natural history specimens, taxidermy and unprocessed plant and animal fibres, inviting visitors to think about the materials of fashion and the sources of their clothes.

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OVERPR!NT AG!TATE  ACT!VATE >>
Apr
27
to Sep 16

OVERPR!NT AG!TATE ACT!VATE >>

  • Museum Centre de la Gravure et de l'image imprimée (map)
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Museum Centre de la Gravure et de l'image imprimée presents a unique co-exhibition of students and alumni of some of Europe’s top art schools, all members of The Printmaking Union: Central Saint Martins London, Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp, La Cambre Brussels, R&D Royal Academy of Art The Hague and Hochschule fuel Grafik und Buchkunst Leipzig.

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Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination >>
May
10
to Oct 8

Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination >>

The Metropolitan Museum of Art reveals the fascinating dialogue between fashion and medieval art, examining fashion's ongoing engagement with the devotional practices and traditions of Catholicism and highlighting the enduring influence of liturgical vestments on designers. A unique opportunity to discover the heavenly creations of papal robes and accessories from the Sistine Chapel sacristy.

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The Future Starts Here >>
May
12
to Nov 4

The Future Starts Here >>

  • Victoria and Albert Museum (map)
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Exploring the power of design in shaping the world of tomorrow. From smart appliances to satellites, artificial intelligence to internet culture, this exhibition will bring together more than 100 objects as a landscape of possibilities for the near future.

Image: Victoria and Albert Museum, The Future Starts Here

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Orla Kiely: A Life in Pattern >>
May
25
to Sep 23

Orla Kiely: A Life in Pattern >>

  • Fashion and Textile Museum (map)
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The Fashion and Textile Museum are putting the spotlight on British fashion designer Orla Kiely.  A privileged insight into her colourful world with over more than 150 objects and photographs, also emphasising the role of ornament and colour in our everyday lives. A must-see opportunity for everyone interested in the changing look of the 21st century environment.

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Frida Kahlo: Making Her Self Up
Jun
16
to Nov 4

Frida Kahlo: Making Her Self Up

  • Victoria and Albert Museum (map)
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The extraordinary exhibition Frida Kahlo: Making Her Self Up at the Victoria and Albert Museum displays Kahlo's most intimate personal belongings and reveals through clothes and, artefacts her compelling life story. Gain a fresh perspective on this extraordinary artist who continues to captivate everyone with her charisma and powerful sense of style. 

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METIS We Know Not What We May Be >>
Sep
5
to Sep 9

METIS We Know Not What We May Be >>

Time is running out: against the clock, we need to imagine a better future. A collaborative and immersive experiment for the invention of the future, We Know Not What We May Beinvites you to ‘rehearse’ possible tomorrows. From AI and robotics to responses to climate change, this performance installation takes big ideas and puts people at the heart of the decision-making process.

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Creative Futures 4
Sep
13
6:30 PM18:30

Creative Futures 4

A must hear panel discussion about the current relationship between technology and the new digital consumer organized by Tiger Heart. Dissecting the ever-evolving relationship between humans, the new digital consumer and technology! Guest speakers include Adam Peacock (The Validation Junky), Janne Baetsen (MIND FASHION), Vanessa Whiteside (Contented Brothers), Gavin Williams (Quander) and Viviane Paraschiv (Have FA/TE). 

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CHANGE Festival >>
Nov
2
to Nov 4

CHANGE Festival >>

Want to imagine a better future for all of us? Join the first edition of CHANGE Festival, a multi-arts celebration, and explore together ways to improve wellbeing and environments, and (re)consider what we eat, how we spend our money, our relationship with nature and much more. Expect performance, music, talks, installations, workshops, debates and events! 

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Copenhagen Fashion Summit 2019 >>
May
15
to May 16

Copenhagen Fashion Summit 2019 >>

The 7th edition of one of the world’s most important events on sustainability in fashion. A meeting platform for the fashion sector’s decision-makers, leading NGOs, experts, policy-makers and academia, that creates a common understanding and gaines industry-wide commitment on the most critical issues facing our industry and planet.

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The Fashion Dialogue: a CLASH of VALUES
Jun
17
2:00 PM14:00

The Fashion Dialogue: a CLASH of VALUES

Join FASHIONCLASH and internationally-renowned guests José Teunissen, Adam Peacock, Dai Rees, Ben Wubs, Mariangela Lavanga, Maaike de Haardt and Susanne Vegter (moderator) during this unique conversation about the current and future role that fashion plays in individuals' lives, our society and today's economy. 

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FASHIONCLASH Festival 2018: Fashion My Religion!  >>
Jun
15
to Jun 17

FASHIONCLASH Festival 2018: Fashion My Religion! >>

  • Maastricht The Netherlands (map)
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FASHIONCLASH presents Fashion My Religion!, the 10th edition of the international &
interdisciplinary fashion festival in Maastricht. During this three-day festival over more than
100 emerging designers and (performing)artists from all over the world get the opportunity
to show their work to a diverse, international audience. The program contains fashion
shows, theatre and dance performances, awards and The Route; an inspiring pilgrimage past exhibitions, fashion talks and performances in the fashion city of Maastricht.

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London Tech Week >>
Jun
11
to Jun 17

London Tech Week >>

Where creativity, talent and innovation come together. 2018 will see our week long programme of events return to inspire creativity and foster collaborations. The LeadersIn Tech Summit, TechXLR8 and the Prince's Trust Gala Dinner will be on the line-up once more. They are also introducing the AI Summit and Future of Workconferences, as well as the exhilarating F1H2O Powerboat Racing, alongside an extended social calendar. 

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OPEN SENSES: Ideas in Progress
Jun
8
7:30 PM19:30

OPEN SENSES: Ideas in Progress

An 2 hours informal space to play and test out ideas and new work responding to the latest research and developments in the world of sensorial practice. Open Senses: Ideas in Progress is linked to closeness and belonging: including migration, politics of touch and tactile deprivation, and the identity of people with learning disabilities across history.

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Defrag: IAM >>
Jun
5
6:45 PM18:45

Defrag: IAM >>

An evening exploring the post-technological futures of everything together with Barcelona-based platform IAM. An invitation to subvert paradoxes, question the status quo, challenge dominant cultural narratives, binary mindsets and programmes; refreshing the meaning of subversion by stimulating planetary, long-term & critical thinking and doing.

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The Graduate Fashion Week 2018 >>
Jun
3
to Jun 6

The Graduate Fashion Week 2018 >>

The leading international event for fashion graduates, providing a platform for students from the UK and around the world to showcase their talent. Showcasing the work of over 1,000 of the very best students and graduates from the most influential and inspiring universities around the world, Graduate Fashion Week represents the future of creative design talent. Attracting 30,000 guests each June, the annual event features 22 catwalk shows, exhibitions from over 40 universities and an acclaimed Gala Award Show alongside a packed live talks and workshops schedule featuring leading names from the fashion industry. 

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State of Fashion: Searching for the New Luxury >>
Jun
1
to Jul 22

State of Fashion: Searching for the New Luxury >>

How can we make fashion fairer, greener, and future proof? During 7 weeks of exhibition, conferences, talks and events in Arnhem State of Fashion explores new definitions of luxury in response to urgent environmental and social issues: less waste and pollution, more equality, welfare and inclusiveness.

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Consumer Goods Industry vs. AI & Machine Learning >>
May
30
6:00 PM18:00

Consumer Goods Industry vs. AI & Machine Learning >>

As Artificial Intelligence (AI) is taking the retail world by storm [and will continue to do so], Women of Wearables is putting the spotlight on various aspects of the consumer goods industry that are currently being affected by AI technology. Founders, researchers and technologists will be share their fascinating stories and interesting views on all things AI, Machine Learning, Blockchain, Consumer Goods, Wearable Tech and everything in between!

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HowTheLightGetsIn Festival 2018 >>
May
25
to May 28

HowTheLightGetsIn Festival 2018 >>

  • HowTheLightGetsIn Festival (map)
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A unique festival of ideas and music hosted by The Institute of Art & Ideas. HowTheLightGetsIn returns to Hay-on-Wye next summer with more ideas, magic, music and wonder than ever before. On the edge of the Black Mountains, alongside the river Wye, you'll find the world's leading thinkers debating cutting edge ideas. Speakers will include political theorist Noam Chomsky, physicist Lawrence Krauss, Shadow Home Secretary Diane Abbott, former Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams, film director Sophie Fiennes and many more. All this alongside an inspiring programme of music, comedy, culture and performance all set in atmospheric and intimate venues.

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Footnotes: Intimate Stories of Shoes
May
21
11:30 AM11:30

Footnotes: Intimate Stories of Shoes

A fascinating exhibition of artist responses to the London College of Fashion's historic shoe archive hosted throughout Sutton House. For the first time objects from London College of Fashion, UAL’s eclectic archive will be revealed, includes 1930s orthopaedic footwear, silk slippers from the 1800s and even a shoe made for a sheep. 

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Lessons in Love: Handcrafted Metaphorical Shoe Installation by Jo Cope >>
May
9
to May 11

Lessons in Love: Handcrafted Metaphorical Shoe Installation by Jo Cope >>

During London Craft Week Mind Fashion partner & Artist Jo Cope collaborates with YKK London Showroom to create a conceptual fashion installation and an opening night performance. Showing how shoes are vessels and provocateurs to explore life metaphors, pushing shoe-making to its limits.

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Fertility Fest 2018 >>
May
8
to May 13

Fertility Fest 2018 >>

Want to know more, discuss or get inspired by fertility, infertility, modern families and the science of making babies? Don't mist the world first Art Fertility Fest! Over 150 artists and fertility experts will be part of this week-long programme of events, entertainment, debate, solidarity and support! 

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and & summit & festival >>
May
2
to May 5

and & summit & festival >>

A one of a kind summit and festival at the intersection of health, tech & creativity
curated for the curious in Leuven( Belgium)! Expect a worldwide connection of over 100 thinkers, inventors, artist and entrepreneurs of all backgrounds who will explore the impact of health, tech & creativity on future city life. Get inspired and challenged during four days and nights filled with inspiring talks, a start-up & scale-up forum, avant-garde music acts, a tech expedition & art interventions in public space.

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Next Wave Fashion Tech: Sustainability & Smart Textiles >>
Apr
25
6:00 PM18:00

Next Wave Fashion Tech: Sustainability & Smart Textiles >>

To raise awareness about some of the challenges of fashion industry, as well as possible solutions,  Marija Butkovic of Women of Wearables  brings together five female founders who will share their entrepreneurial stories and views on all things fashion tech, sustainability, smart textiles and everything in between. 

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D&AD Festival: Creativity Shapes Culture >>
Apr
24
to Apr 26

D&AD Festival: Creativity Shapes Culture >>

  • The Old Truman Brewery (map)
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Discover today's and future voice of creativity & design during the D&AD Festival, a three-day creative spectacular celebrating the world's best design and advertising in London.  Fascinating keynotes, Q&As and workshops wil be exploring the interdependency of creativity and culture, addressing the world's state of flux and the power of stories and creativity to instigate positive change. 

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Fashion Revolution Week UK >>
Apr
23
to Apr 29

Fashion Revolution Week UK >>

Fashion Revolution Week is the annual #whomademyclothes campaign of Fashion Revolution in April, which happens at the time of the Rana Plaza factory collapse, where 1,138 people were killed and many more injured on 24th April 2013. Fashion Revolution uses this week to encourage millions of people to ask brands ‘Who made my clothes’ and demand greater transparency in the fashion supply chain.

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SUSTAINABLE PSYCHOLOGY MASTERCLASS >>
Apr
21
1:30 PM13:30

SUSTAINABLE PSYCHOLOGY MASTERCLASS >>

What are unsustainable behaviors? How do they arise? During this Masterclass you can explore the maps of consequences for unsustainable and sustainable behaviours. Discover the psychology of Sustainable Development and learn how the psychology of the individual, community, culture and corporation can affect the immediate and meta-environment. 

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The Future of Textiles: Textile Art 2028 >>
Apr
19
6:00 PM18:00

The Future of Textiles: Textile Art 2028 >>

Join the opening lecture in a series of annual talks by the 62 Group at the Fashion and Textile Museum. Guest speaker Jessica Hemmings, Professor of Crafts at HDK, University of Gothenburg will time travel to 2028' and imagine the future of textile art. Textile artist Caron Penney will showcase 62 Group’s new exhibition, CTRL/Shift.

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Sustainability Summit 2018 >
Mar
22
9:00 AM09:00

Sustainability Summit 2018 >

Join the global effort to create an inclusive and environmentally sustainable marketplace during The Economist Events Sustainability Summit 2018 and connect with those at the forefront of the sustainability effort! Among the quest speakers are chief executives of Sainsbury's, E.ON and Nespresso plus speakers from the European Commission, Google, Greenpeace, Maersk Line and more. 

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London Fashion Tech >>
Mar
21
to Mar 22

London Fashion Tech >>

A two-day fashion tech conference where you can meet founders, investors and thought leaders in the fashion and technology industry. Learn more on how technology is shaping the fashion industry including topics as Sourcing Investment, Advanced Machine Learning, Digital Fashion Interfaces and the future Omnichannel Retail world. 

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Theatre and Performance Design Pedagogy >>
Mar
15
to Mar 16

Theatre and Performance Design Pedagogy >>

The conference will bring together teachers, academics and researchers from a range of international institutions engaged with the teaching of theatre and performance design to explore current pedagogy and provide a discursive platform for exploring new approaches to learning and teaching across the subject.

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