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‘Ways of Caring – Practicing Solidarity’ online on APRIA now

How to move beyond the injustices and inequalities in industrial fashion? How to open up alternative fashion systems?

The conference ‘Ways of Caring—Practicing Solidarity,’ which took place on June 30 and July 1, 2022, explored how to practice solidarity in fashion.

The conference kicked off on the first day with a unique digital event. The inspiring online programme was curated by 11 fashion platforms and collectives from around the world. Participants included Sueli Maxakali and Paula Berbert, Rio Ethical Fashion from Brazil, Fashion Revolution, the Union of Concerned Researchers in Fashion, Ricarda Bigolin and Chantal Kirby from Australia, Bhaavya Goenka from India, Fashion Act Now, Amy Twigger Holroyd, House of Re-Fashion and the Research Collective for Decoloniality & Fashion.

The conference continued on the second day live in Arnhem with demonstrations, lectures, workshops and discussions by critical fashion practitioners, including Anna Piroshka Tóth, Louise Croff Blake, CAULFIELD-SRIKLAD, Chepkemboi Mang’ira, Ben Barry, TOTON, Schepers Bosman, Patchwork Family, Kate Fletcher & Anna Fitzpatrick, Katherine May, Z O M E R K A M P, Mila Burcikova & Monica Buchan-Ng, among many others.

>> The online portions are now available for replay on APRIA [click here]. Rewatch the exciting and stimulating discussion that happened during the 11 online events, which were curated by 11 fashion platforms and collectives. You can also rewatch the lively roundtable discussions that offer an in-depth introduction to the theme of solidarity in fashion from diverse perspectives. And don’t forget to listen to the podcast ‘Laverie Sentimentale’ developed by Anna Piroshka Toth, which turns the functional space of a laundromat into something you never thought it could be: a place for intimacy and collectivity.



The event was organised by the ArtEZ University of the Arts / ArtEZ Fashion Professorship and State of Fashion, in collaboration with the ArtEZ B.A. in Fashion Design and the M.A. in Critical Fashion Practices, and with Fashion Revolution.


Watch the online parts of the programme here: 



DATE PUBLISHED December 23, 2022