Thursday 19th June 2012, 9 am – 5 pm
Green Room, Chelsea
At Midsummer in 2012 we had the pleasure to host Swedish and Danish MISTRA Future Fashion researchers in London for 24 hours of textile events at Central Saint Martin’s and Chelsea Colleges.
The first day started with an afternoon tour of the MA Textile Futures show at CSM, led by Caroline Till, and finished with a seminar session – When Scientists meet Designers – featuring Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg and Professor Jim Haseloff, and chaired by Carole Collet, Deputy Director of TFRC. The lectures concluded with a conversation between the speakers that also included Dr Asa Ostlund, the MiFuFa Deputy Director.
After an evening of networking and ideas swopping by the Regents Canal, the researchers continued the next morning with a breakfast tour of the Chelsea degree shows. At 11am the group then began a workshop with TFRC Director Rebecca Earley – where participants were asked to arrive as sustainable fashion consumers, then become designers, before taking an advisors role. We tried the new TED’s TEN workbooks out with the participants, and asked everyone to make their particular recommendations for achieving systemic change.