Local Fashion Communities
The Competence Center Culture, Management and Policy invites you to the 4th edition of the Non Western Fashion Conference about local fashion communities.
Fashion can be an important engine in the environmentally, culturally and economical sustainable development of communities with the potential to be a crucial element in the cultural ecosystem that nourishes identity formation. With this academic conference, we explore the contribution of small and medium fashion companies to the sustainable development of their local communities.
Highlights of the programme
23 November 2016 - doctoral workshop
Complementary workshop to provide (PhD-) researchers the opportunity to present and discuss their research. A panel of international experienced PhD supervisors provide critical feedback, led by Prof. dr. Ian King (University of the Arts London / London College of Fashion).
24 November 2016
- Victoria Rovine (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA): 'Local Means Global: African Fashion in Transcolonial Networks'
- Archana Surana (Founder and Director of the ARCH Academy of Design in Jaipur, India): ‘Heritage Crafts in Fashion Business - Tradition to Modernity’
- Panel discussion about the role of fashion in 'The Antwerp Ecosystem'
- Movie 'Political Dress' (Adam Mickiewicz Institute)
- Visit to ModeMuseum: exhibition 'Rik Wouters & The Private Utopia'
25 November 2016
- Co-creation session with shoe designer Dr. Catherine Willems
- Round table: interdisciplinary research in fashion
Abstracts and biographies
In order to prepare yourself for the conference, you can download the abstracts and biographies of the presenters.
Discover the full programme of the conference here.