TCBL round table workshop

Round table workshop: recrafting craft

Do you want to get feedback on your ideas and work from professionals from the broad field of fashion, technology and/or education? Do you want to meet and collaborate with fashion design students from other institutes? Are you the agent of change we are looking for? 

Waag and Mascha van Zijverden (ArtEZ) offer a round-table workshop for a small group selected 3rd and/or 4th year fashion design students coming from art schools across The Netherlands. 

Although the world is changing, the fashion industry adapts slowly. Pressing issues around ethics, sustainability and transparency in a digital era challenge the fashion, textile and clothing industry. As well as emerging technologies such as digital fabrication and biotechnology and shifting consumers’ values.

This raises questions about the future role of the fashion designer, responsibility, the notion of (digital) crafts and craftsmanship, fashion education, the meaning and value of fashion and the role of the consumer. Round table workshop. 

So, what are we going to do?
First of all, we're curious about your vision. During the first meeting you will collaboratively set the agenda for the second meeting by mapping out a model of The Future Fashion Professional. The collective presentation of this model will be the starting point for a discussion and iteration during the second meeting with the experts. This context is at the same time the backdrop of your individual feedback on your own work and questions.  

Free admission - there are limited spots available, so be quick!

We aim for a diverse group of students, so we will select around ten students that can participate (based on motivation and interest). Everyone who subscribed for the event will receive an e-mail a week before the workshop. 

Workshop dates

  • Workshop #1 | Tuesday 24th May 2016 
    Preparatory Meeting (students only)
  • Workshop #2 | Thursday 26th May 2016 
    Expert Meeting (students + experts) 

Both round table workshops are from 19:00 tot 22:00. The doors will be open from 18:30.
We take care of snacks + drinks. 

This Master Class is part of a collaboration between Waag, who is partner in the four-year European research program Textile and Clothing Business Labs, and Mascha Van Zijverden, who is a member of the Research Group of the Professorship Fashion Theory & Research (ArtEZ Modelectoraat) and is working on research and projects at the ArtEZ Professorship of Education in Arts and Culture at ArtEZ Institute of the Arts. This Master Class is part of her research for the Master Education in Arts of the Piet Zwart Institute: RECRAFTING CRAFT: on the future position and notion of crafts and craftsmanship within fashion design education at art schools in The Netherlands.




Waag, Nieuwmarkt 4, 1012 CR Amsterdam


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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement no. 646133.