The Fashion Professorship aims to rethink the cracks in the fashion system and the role that fashion plays – and could potentially play – in relation to urgent social, cultural, environmental and political developments in contemporary society. We envision an alternative and more engaged future of fashion in which we do more justice to fashion’s human dimension. Through research, design and critical thinking, we analyse and develop alternative approaches, systems, vocabularies and strategies. In doing so, we aim to activate the power of fashion to reimagine future bodies, future materials and future makers to contribute to resilient futures and inclusive societies.
The MOOC 'Circular Fashion: Design, Science and Value in a Sustainable Clothing Industry', developed by Wageningen University & Research in collaboration with ArtEZ, will officially re-launch on April 7th.
We bring together art, design and science to move beyond an ego-centric approach of fashion and start from an ecosystems perspective. Our mission is to empower learners to become change makers in circular fashion.
With contributions by scientists, designers and experts in the industry, such as: Kirsi Niinimäki, Louise Fresco, Douwe Jan Joustra, Nishant Shah, Tjeerd Veenhoven, Jeroen van den Eijnde, Gwen Cunningham, Arne Hendriks, Kim Poldner, and Daniëlle Bruggeman.