Imagine making clothes that fill our hearts instead of our landfills;
Imagine fashion free from exploitation and pollution;
Imagine knowing how garments are made;
Imagine making it happen together.
The fashion textiles industry is a fast-paced one. It is able to adapt to trends within a matter of weeks or days. Yet, this industry has a hard time adapting to the latest standards in sustainability, labour and (digital) innovation. The exhibition “reVISIONing textile” presents the quest for a new design landscape. It is sculpted and imagined by designers, artists and developers who feel the need to revise and re-envision the future textile world.
Textile Academy by Waag Society
For the past four months, this group of designers and artists from various disciplines and countries came together at the Textile Academy in Amsterdam. They critically examined and challenged existing and emerging textile techniques. How can we replace synthetic and finite resources with natural and renewable alternatives? What is the role of physical textile in a world that is becoming increasingly virtual and digital?
The reVISIONing textile exhibition showcases the result of their research so far. The works and installations build new awareness, propositions and mindsets for the way we relate to fashion and textiles. From dyeing with bacteria, to designing for artificial intelligence and taking part in a fashion assembly line, reVISIONing textile hopes to challenge the way you envision the textiles that are all around you.
Caroline Bronkers (NL), Adriana Cabrera (CO), Monique Grimord (US), Dagmar Grote (NL), Maartje Janse (NL), Joris Lam (NL), Laura Luchtman (NL), Kim Meijer (NL), Brigitta Ruven (NL), Ilfa Siebenhaar (NL), Marloeke van der Vlugt (NL).
reVISIONing textile exhibition
Opening: 27 January 20:00 at Waag Society
Friday 27 January 20:00 - 22:00
Saturday 28 January 12:00 - 18:00
Sunday 29 January 12:00 - 17:00
Location 1: Waag Society, Nieuwmarkt 4, Amsterdam
Location 2: Schatjes arts + event, Oudezijds Voorburgwal 119, Amsterdam
Entrance is free.
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