Upcoming events

Upcoming public events:

I will be talking about Anti-trend and and how we can legitimise designing new things in a world overflowing with unwanted things and product waste at the Exploring Next Future Conference on Tuesday the 21st of June.

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Recent past public events:

I am talking about anti-trend and immaterialism at Pej Gruppen’s trend conference in May/June (in Danish!)

“Vores tid er præget af en voksende immaterialisme, som er blevet næret af både de forløbne to års pandemi og en øget miljøbevidsthed. Der er en længsel efter (fællesskabs- og dele-)oplevelser og et tiltagende behov for demokratisk bæredygtigt design, der kan udgøre en antitese til forbrugerismens køb-og-smid-væk-mentalitet. 

Immaterialismen kan betegnes som en anti-trend, forstået på den måde at den udgør en modpol til trend-baseret overforbrug af uholdbare ting. Gennem en indgående analyse af begrebet opnås en forståelse af hvad begrebet vil sige lige nu samt indblik i, hvorfor sådanne anti-trends opstår og udvikler sig, og hvordan man igennem bæredygtigt produkt- og koncept-design kan imødekomme de værdier, der ligger til grund for dem. 

I oplægget vil jeg desuden berøre følgende spørgsmål: Hvorfor har Slow Living fortsat så stor tiltrækningskraft – og hvordan materialiserer denne tendens sig? Hvorfor er der øget efterspørgsel efter håndlavede produkter? Og, hvorfor er nydelses-forbrug i højere og højere grad baseret på sansestimulering?”

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Keynote at the Berlin Fashion Week Summit with the title Antitrend – Aesthetics and the Power of Regenerative Cultural Systems March 16th 2022

202030 — The Berlin Fashion Summit is a cross-disciplinary platform, where avant-garde creatives meet industry stakeholders for constructive critical debates on the future of fashion. The aim is to bridge the gap between existing sustainability innovations and solutions with the industry’s need for pragmatic transformation guidelines and to envision tangible new alliances for new value chains for a sustainability-trendsetting future of fashion.

This year, 202030 – The Berlin Fashion Summit will focus on the theme „Regenerative Fashion Systems – Implement Positive Impact.“ We challenge industry professionals to imagine ways in which we can continually push our understanding of sustainability to a new level, creating a holistic Positive Impact that helps our planet and each other – thrive. Through the framework of regenerative sustainability, we aim to restore biodiversity, reverse global warming, build diverse creative economies and culturally restorative systems, and create equity across entire supply chains. Over the course of three days, expert panels, presentations, and workshops will tackle the themes of the Global Perspective, the Local Perspective, and Implementation Guidance, to collaboratively create new, radical, integrative fashion systems.

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Book launch and Film Premiere Anti-trend and Perpetual Plastic at The Bridge Green School March 25th 2022.

Come and celebrate with us the book launch of Anti-trend, Resilient Design, and the Art of Sustainable Living from our beloved Green School parent Kristine Harper and the Bali Premiere of the documentary film Perpetual Plastic by artist Liina Klauss.

Open to the community and public!

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Keynote on ethical fashion and anti-trends at the one-day symposium Responsible Fashion: how do we make our ideas a reality? arranged by Istituto Marangoni London November 24th 2021

About this event: The pandemic has provided space to step back and to reflect, to ask questions about the meaning, value and potential of fashion in a post-Covid world. How can the industry move forward in a responsible way? How must it change? What does responsible fashion really mean? What is it that we actually want to sustain? We know the problems, so let’s find solutions.

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