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.
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 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.
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,
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.
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.
Recent advances in ‘equality’ have seen an explosion of pride within the LGBT community but what has been gained and what has been lost by insisting that we are proud to be gay? In this day-long symposium they will cast light on contemporary manifestations of the relations between shame and stigma, exposure, conformity and power.
This symposium will analyse the modern British artist Gluck’s life, art and dress from biographical, curatorial, material culture and art historical perspectives. It will explore an artist (1895-1978) who is now recognised as a role model in gender fluidity and identity, and a strong LGBTQ* presence in the UK socio-cultural scene of the 20th century.
This symposium will explore approaches to collecting and analysing male clothing within the context of archives and collections. Featuring papers from a range of speakers who represent archives with different private, public and commercial agendas, the symposium will consider both incidentally and purposefully formed collections. The idea of menswear as a growing area of collecting will also be addressed. In particular, the day will highlight and explore lesser known objects, narratives, collections and collaborations which engage with the subject of masculinities
What Should White Culture Do? brings together a number of artists, writers and scholars to discuss the workings of race and white privilege. This day long symposium will explore its theme in relation to a variety of subject areas, including contemporary art, politics, sociology and philosophy.
Furtherfield, in collaboration with the Art/Design and Science Research Group (Central Saint Martins), presents an evening of discussion on the emerging diagnosis of internet addiction.
This event celebrates the publication of Are We All Addicts Now? Digital Dependence edited by Vanessa Bartlett and Henrietta Bowden-Jones. It brings together psychologists, philosophers and artists to explore the seductive and addictive qualities of the digital age. Convened by curator Vanessa Bartlett, this book and event accompany the exhibition and research project Are We All Addicts Now? open at Furtherfield until 12 November (open Sat & Sun 11-5 or by appointment).