HKDI Master Lecture Series: Sustainable Swiss Fashion Design & Innovative Textiles in the New Era
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Sustainable Swiss Fashion Design
A crucial element of garment production is resource management. Unfortunately, the current conventional sourcing methods too often involve catastrophic exploitation. In this master lecture, the speaker will introduce viable solutions from three Swiss fashion brands: fin-project, QWSTION and Rafael Kouto. These brands operate in different styles and price sectors, and have developed inspiring ways to produce products that embrace sustainable values without resorting to greenwashing.
Artistic-scientific Associate, Zurich University of the Arts, Switzerland
Innovative Textiles in the New Era
In this master lecture, the speaker will introduce her research on blended performative processes and practices (resonance, effect and matter) with feminist, queer and postcolonial theories. This research proposes a new ontological queer-paradigm: the post-digital turn – Crafting 4.0. This paradigm emphasises the physical dimensions of spatio-temporal engagement and reconceptualises digital technology through sensory experiences of the human body. It highlights generative design as a form-giving process, engagement and practice, rather than as a symbolic, disembodied rationality.
Dr. Verena Ziegler
Research Associate, Interaction Design Department, Zurich University of the Arts, Switzerland
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