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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
Discover the most personal project to date of the amazing, in Brussels based, fashion photographer and director, Pierre Debusschere. MAD, the Brussels platform for fashion and design presents this first extensive exhibition of Debusschere that explores the question of uncovering, intimacy and protection.
This free exhibition features the work of more than 30 artists who have used drag to explore or question identity, gender, class and politics, from the 1960s to the present day. DRAG presents a multitude of voices that explore cultural shifts of the past 50 years and touch on topics that include the 1980s AIDS crisis and post-colonial theory.
As new materials and textile innovations are changing our current fashion industry, how will the future of circular fashion look like and how do you make circular clothes? That are one of the questions the exhibition Fashioning the Future aims to address and answer by showing the results of a collaboration between ArtEZ Centre of Expertise Future Makers and Wageningen University & Research in the form of two projects, The Future of Living Materials and Composing the New Carpet.
What if you could change your body as quickly as you could change your clothes? That's precisely the question Society of Spectacle, a live entertainment storytelling brand founded by Simon Huck, aims to address through an immersive theatrical art experience. A. Human blurs the line between reality and fantasy, opening up dialogue on today's relevant questions about our definitions of self-expression.
The Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) explores the fascinating debts of the many realities, nuances, dimensions, and meanings of pink. From innocence and femininity to seductive and independent, the color is nothing if not divisive and balances between Barbie dolls, stereotypes of pink-for-girls versus blue-for-boys, the Women’s March pink pussy hats and flamboyant vulgarity.
During Design September, resident designers of the MAD LAB, the laboratory of the MAD Brussels Fashion and Design Platform, open the doors of their studios to showcase their creative process. It is the opportunity to discover the interior of this unique hub for innovation and co-creation in Brussels, before it moves to another location!
Buy Now Pay Later symbolizes and confronts us with today's highly pragmatic reality of blind, thoughtless consumption. In line with one of MIND FASHION's favorite questions "Are we Humans or Consumers?" the exhibition explores and disrupts the codes, directly addressing viewers' concerns as consumers. To break with the deadlock of the linear economy in which waste continues to pile up, it will be necessary to design products that can be easily reused, repaired, reinvented and recycled.
This exhibition highlights the importance of the questions that Belgian designers have around the choice of form and function in designs. The items selected for Between Art and Design. The Belgian Scene put a spotlight on the tension and grey zone between art and design.
A unique exploration of tattooing, art, photography through augmented reality and other mediums. For the first time in the UK, a series of metallic prints by Machlev and British photographer Ben Hopper of Machlev's blackwork tattoo will be on display. The exhibition will take place exclusively at The V&A Design Festival, the London Tattoo Convention and its East London gallery space.
Can we share love with robots? Discover the answer at ROBOT LOVE in Eindhoven, an up close & personal with robots-experience for everyone with an interest in art, design and technology. ROBOT LOVE is a large-scale, international expo experience about how humans, robots and Artificial Intelligence relate and includes an exhibition of contemporary art, various events, a fascinating education program, the ROBOT LOVE Academy and the ROBOT Café.
HOOKED is the first ever Science Gallery London season in their new home! Delve into the complex world of addiction and recovery. The free exhibition HOOKED brings together 25 King’s researchers, artists featured in the exhibition and people with lived experience of addiction. From gambling to gaming, smartphones to social media, HOOKED questions what makes us as humans vulnerable to addiction and considers the underlying factors and routes to recovery.
Always wanted to have a sneak peek behind the scenes of a fashion show? Or a glimpse of the backstage, the place that the public rarely gets to see? Where all the magic starts: buzzing with models, stylists, make-up artists and designers? Discover at Modemuseum Hasselt the backstage world of fashion and go behind the scenes of shows from leading designers and fashion houses such as Dries Van Noten, Yohji Yamamoto, Dior and John Galliano.
Discover the artworks of over 20 international artists that alter or disrupt our sense of space and re-orient our understanding of our surroundings, either subtle or dramatic. The artworks in Space Shifters interact with our senses and initiate responses that are both physiological and psychological.
In this dynamic and rapidly evolving world we all know: tomorrow is unstoppable! During this one-of-a-kind event visionary minds, technologies, solutions, and insights come together. Get a glimpse of tomorrow's answers, dive into a new reality and experience yourself how we will work, eat, live, relax and move in the future, or listen to the music of tomorrow!
It's highly likely that blockchains and smart contracts will change every industry in the next 10 years, including fashion. During The Future of Fashion & Retail - Blockchain Technology leading Blockchain innovators in fashion & retail will dive into the world of blockchain technology and explore how it will challenge and support the fashion industry
An evening beyond stereotypes; a conversation about how gender fluidity became natural in the narrative of the work of Max Barnett (Editor in Chief at Pylot Magazine), Bex Day (fashion and documentary photographer), Masha Mombelli (stylist and art director), and Jacob Mallinson Bird (model and drag queen). Learn more about their insights and experience in the fashion and photography industry as well as the importance of controlling our own narrative in visual culture to keep an open discussion.
With Soft? Tactile Dialogues MoMu enlightens the freedom with which artists move between various realities; from media, unexpected textile applications and tactility and aversion to textures and the skin of sculptures. This is the first time that MoMu broadens and crosses the horizons of fashion to textiles, presenting a fascinating dialogue between Belgian textile artists from the 1970s and '80s and contemporary artists who express themselves freely in textiles.
Somerset House will be presenting the first solo exhibition in the UK since 2015 of the British artist (and Somerset House Studios resident) Hannah Perry. A major body of new work of Perry will be on display, presenting a captivating and poignant exhibition featuring large-scale dynamic sculpture, sound and film, in a candid and personal exploration of mental and emotional health in our contemporary, hyper-networked society.
A two-day festival on future-proof fashion that crosses over to different art disciplines in Antwerp, De Studio. MOOI features not only inspiring Belgian designers but also international fashion minds within sustainability, technology & innovation. This year's edition is curated by fashion designer Murielle Victorine Scherre, founder of la fille d'O.
For anyone who has design on their mind the Dutch Design Week is definitely one not-to-be-missed design experience! Dutch Design Week Eindhoven is the largest design event in Northern Europe and presents work and concepts from more than 2,600 designers to more than 335,000 visitors from home and abroad. Expect a week full of creative connections,
Definitely hats off to this exhibition! Spielzeug Welten Museum Basel presents a unique celebration of hats: from everyday object of around 1750 to today’s fascinating designer creations. Take a journey through the history of the hat while also admiring hats from famous modern-day hat designers and artists.
Sustainability has become a global buzzword across all industries, but many independent brands struggle to include aspects of eco-fashion to make their business both profitable, impact and sustainable. The seminar 'The Ethics of Fashion' of the UK Fashion & Textile Association aims to some of the most important issues that small business face when it comes to the question of sustainable and conscious fashion and we will look at different aspects of an ethical brand.
Fibre-Fixed presents the developments of the past five years as well as breakthroughs that can be expected in the years to come. The exhibition puts the spotlight on how (the use of) composites in design can influence social challenges such as climate change, ecological impact, sustainability, mobility, the ageing of the population and digitisation.
Join the Fashionbytes: Fashion Sustainability talk and dive into the world the most revolutionary and sustainable materials, together with Kresse Wesling MBE (Co-Founder Elvis & Kresse) and Anne Prahl PhD (Design & Innovation Textiles).
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!
The Ellen MacArthur Foundation will stage the fifth Disruptive Innovation Festival (DIF), an online (free)festival of ideas that asks the question: What if we could redesign everything? DIF brings together thought-leaders, entrepreneurs, businesses, makers, learners and doers to catalyse system-level change for a future economy, using a mix of online and face-to-face events to explore the economy through a different lens.
This year's Global Innovation Forum in London will challenge its speakers and audience of innovators, entrepreneurs and inventors what it is to 'Be More Human'. Join this unique 2-day event with a tremendous agenda buzzing with experienced speakers, key messages, global players and intense networking, and discuss the latest trends in innovation, design, creativity, R&D and new product development.
THE annual invitation-only gathering of big thinkers, movers, entrepreneurs, shakers and trailblazers who are shaping the (fashion) world. Addressing today's themes, issues and opportunities impacting the global fashion industry, organized by The Business of Fashion.
FEBRUARY 2019 (the exact days will follow). ECHO Dubai is an annual art, design and technology festival. It is a platform that will provide artistic concepts powered by technological innovations and installations. It will seek to open people’s minds through educational sessions, surprise them through immersive experiences, engage through business discussions and have them wonder what the future holds.
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. In 2019 London Fashion Tech will be exploring Health, Beauty & Sport.
Are you curious about what you might be wearing in the future? Or do you want to try on the latest wearable technology or learn more about new textile materials and intelligent clothing? This is your change! During London Fashion week Imperial Lates presents a (cat)walk through the future of fashion; join digital embroidery workshops, speak to AI fashion consultants and discover the latests technology trends!
Join the global effort to create an inclusive and environmentally sustainable marketplace during The Economist Events Sustainability Summit 2019 and connect with those at the forefront of the sustainability effort! For the fourth time the Sustainability Summit 2019 will bring together industry leaders, policymakers, entrepreneurs and researchers from around the world.
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.
Join the 3-day Glossy Summit (Miami, Florida) and the biggest names in fashion and beauty, from legacy brands to the new frontier of innovators. During the Glossy Summit today’s rapidly changing fashion playscape will be addressed and new connections and smart, honest insight will be presented.
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.
FASHIONCLASH presents the 11th 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, exhibitions, fashion talks and awards.
Want to know more about the latest mind-blowing developments in Artificial Intelligence, human-machine interaction and potential future worlds? Well, during the London Design Festival the V&A grants all your digital design wishes and offers a two-day programme filled with creative electronics workshops, experiments with robotics and demonstrations or talks from today’s cutting edge practitioners in demonstrations or talks.
Join our MIND FASHION friends and holographic experts DoubleMe and the V&A Research Institute's artist in residence, Rachel Ara for a behind-the-scenes look at her new mixed reality installation ‘The Transubstantiation of Knowledge’. The installation interweaves stories from Franciscan nuns, computer code and contemporary technologies to investigate systems of knowledge and power.
During London Fashion Week you can join the annual Sustainable Fashion London symposium! The Sustainable Fashion London symposium will connect industry, organisations and leading researchers in fashion sustainability with innovative talks and presentations, which address the key themes of sustainable design, ethical production, retail and consumption, and education.
The not-to-be-missed 16th annual celebration of London as the design capital of the world! London Design Festival takes over dozens of venues, museums and institutions with hundreds of international and national exhibitors and an impressive programme with special events, all across the city. With 11 Design Districts, 5 Tradeshow Design Destinations, 4 Design Routes, numerous inspiring Landmark Projects and a Global Design Forum it is the ultimate chance to discover design (and London) at its very best!
During London Design Festival the Global Design Forum puts the spotlight on innovative design thinking and the minds shaping its future at the V&A. You can expect inspiring talks, debates, tours and workshops of industry's innovators from all corners of the global design community.
Join guest speakers Jeremy Myerson (Helen Hamlyn Chair of Design), Sîon Parkinson (Dundee Design Festival & Tilde Arts curator of Dundee’s installation at LDB 2018) and Sumantro Ghose (Managing Director LDB) during a fascinating panel discussion that explores wellbeing and mental health in cities and looks at how design can affect social cohesion and human experience in the urban environment.
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 Lara Mazzoni (Bodi.Me), Janne Baetsen (MIND FASHION), Vanessa Whiteside (Contented Brothers), Gavin Williams (Quander) and Viviane Paraschiv (Have FA/TE).
Today's world bombards us with (social) media messages, that - consciously or uncounsciously - influence our thoughts on what we define and promote as beauty, diversity and inclusivity. But, how can we actively champion and create a culture of body positivity, for all, for good? Join Fashion Roundtable in an evening of thought-provoking discussion on biases and ideas around inclusivity and diversity within fashion.
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.
How does design influence our emotions? Discover how 40 countries, cities and territories at Somerset House reflect their vision on this year's London Design Biennale theme: Emotional States! The London Design Biennale is a must see, and much loved highlight of the global design calendar, presenting some of the world’s most exciting, inspiring and ambitious designers, innovators and curators.
Arcade East, London College of Fashion’s new project space, presents a summer programme that focuses on Sustainability and Innovation. Ranging from A Toolkit for the Future, Hybrid Bodies Workshops, a day of speculative design workshops in collaboration with the V&A’s The Future Starts Here exhibition programme, to a series of events during the London Design Festival in September
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Following the brilliant inaugural conference held at Edinburgh Napier in May 2017, organised by Lindsey Carruthers, Shelly Kempand Gillian Hill, the gears are turning for the 2018 conference, organised by Ian Hocking, Karl Jeffries, Carolyn Mair and Paul Sowden. Expect more of the same—plus some surprises!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.