Posts Tagged ‘Craft of Use’

A big thank you to Vancouver & NYC

Over the last couple of weeks the Local Wisdom project team has been travelling to Vancouver and NYC to gather more stories of the doings and saying associated with garment use.

We wanted to extend a huge THANK YOU to all of you who participated in the project and our fabulous teams in both of these great cities for their work on the ground, on the day and in the lead up.

The images and stories will be online in the next few weeks :)

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Local Wisdom returns to London

The Local Wisdom project returns to London on 5th December 2012 to take photographs and gather more stories of the ‘craft of use’ of the general public. We’ll be at the Carnaby Book Exchange in Kingly Court (between Regent Street and Carnaby Street) between midday and 7pm. Please come along and share with us how you use clothes and get your portait taken in your piece! More on the London photoshoot including exact location and categories listing the sort of things we are looking for can be found here.

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Alternative Fashion Systems talk at Parsons, NYC

On Thursday 11th October at 6pm, I’m giving a presentation at Parsons the New School of Design on Alternative Fashion Systems.

I’m going to explore the effects of consumerism and economic growth on our fashion systems and investigate ways to value a broader range of fashion activity than is currently recognized, drawing upon examples of the ”craft of use” in my project Local Wisdom. I’ll touch on alternative ways to organize traffic in order to promote awareness, attentiveness and mobility, and will reflect on what this may mean for fashion, proposing alternative ideas around a new sort of fashion-ability.

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Announcing two new Local Wisdom community photoshoots!

The Local Wisdom project goes Stateside to record the ‘Craft of Use’ in San Francisco over the weekend of 21 & 22 July! We are gathering stories about how you wear you clothes and want to take your portrait! On Saturday 21st, we will be in the Mission District at the Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts. On Sunday 22nd, we will be in Marin City at the Recreation Center at 630 Drake Avenue. Come and join us!

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Local Wisdom Dublin


Join us in Dublin, Ireland on Saturday 28th April for the next community photoshoots run as part of the Local Wisdom project. Come along to 6 Castle Market Street, Dublin 2 between 10am and 5pm and share stories of how you use your garments and have your portrait wearing them taken as part of an ongoing fashion research project from London College of Fashion.

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Local Wisdom Oslo

Join us in Oslo, Norway this Sunday for the next community photoshoots run as part of the Local Wisdom project. Come along to DogA between 12 midday and 4pm and share stories of how you use your garments and have your portrait wearing them taken as part of an ongoing fashion research project from London College of Fashion.

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