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 Fashion School - Kent State University, Ohio, the United States
The 22nd annual IFFTI 2020 Conference will take place in Kent Ohio, the United States from the 24th of March until the 26th of March. The theme of the conference is “Between Individual and Society: Social Justice Through Fashion” which seeks to examine and put the role of fashion in personal and community expressions of social justice, activism, inclusivity, design responsibility, technology, media and business to the test. The conference will be a medium for dialogue centered on the powerful opportunity that the fashion industry and academia have to help shape a fair and sustainable future.
ArtEZ University of the Arts is a member of the International Foundation of Fashion Technology Institutes.