Tuesday, 29 October 2019

Taskforce Fashion - Fashion After Flood

The first pilot of Taskforce Fashion - Fashion after Flood will be presented with an exhibition on 3 to 6 November at the Jan van Eyck Academy.

Taskforce Fashion initiators FASHIONCLASH, M-ODE and State of Fashion have challenged 15 Dutch fashion designers to reflect on a climate change reality and urgency: the rising sea level. If climate change continues at its current pace, Amsterdam, The Hague and Rotterdam will disappear completely under water in the year 2300. By then, The Veluwe has become an island, giving refuge to Arnhem, Ede and Apeldoorn. Maastricht has become a hub for coastal towns such as Tilburg and Eindhoven. This future scenario - which received public attention earlier this year via Vrij Nederland - outlines a possible reality that requires not only imagination, but also solutions for new forms of society, business models and design practices.

Fashion After Flood 
During the past four months the designers researched the impact of their work, and used their knowledge, vision and expertise to investigate how fashion can be of value from this future perspective. From 3 until 6 November 2019 the research results and ideas of the Fashion After Flood pilot are presented in the Jan van Eyck Academy in Maastricht. In a unique theatrical scenery, you can experience the speculative scenario of Fashion After Flood as a reality first-hand. While reflecting on the rising sea level due to climate change, our future is viewed through the eyes of the fifteen talents who collaboratively make a life with water tangible and visible to all.

The Fashion After Flood fashion designers are: Rosanne van Wijk, Karin Vlug, Christa van der Meer, Jessica van Halteren, Dewi Bekker, Carmen Hogg, Linda Valkeman, Vera de Pont, Yamuna Forzani, Almamoun Benmira, Gino Anthonisse, Lidewij van Twillert, Lisa Konno, Anouk van Klaveren and Anouk van de Sande.

They were guided in this by architect and urban developer Tim Prins, fashion industry expert Susanne Vegter and industrial designer and design thinker Tjeerd Veenhoven.

The interim results and ideas of the Fashion After Flood pilot are presented in the exhibition at the Jan van Eyck Academie. The exhibition is part of FASHIONCLASH Festival 2019 and Jan van Eyck's Urgency Marathon.

The exhibition is open from 3 November - 6 November, free of charge.
Opening hours: 3 November: 12.00 - 17.00
4 - 6 November: 09.00 - 17.00

Follow the process
Follow the process and development of the project further through taskforcefashion.nl and discover how fashion designers can enrich a future reality based on their ambitions, ideas and intended social impact.

Taskforce Fashion is a research-based collaboration and multidisciplinary partnership of FASHIONCLASH, M-ODE and State of Fashion. Taskforce Fashion is commissioned by Creative Industries Fund NL and is made possible with the support of the municipality of Maastricht, the municipality of Arnhem and the Amsterdam Fund for the Arts.

Instagram @taskforcefashion 

photo from Fieldtrip Maastricht

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