Fashion Fictions brings people together to generate, experience and reflect on engaging fictional visions of alternative fashion cultures and systems. The aim is to understand how radically sustainable fashion cultures and systems might be imagined and experienced, and discover which historical or contemporary real-world examples we can draw on in the process of exploring them.
The project has a three-stage structure, with Stage 1 inviting people to submit concise written outlines of parallel worlds in which invented historical junctures have led to familiar-yet-strange sustainable fashion cultures and systems. At Stage 2’s prototyping workshops, diverse groups of participants will add complexity to a selection of these fictions, while in Stage 3’s ‘everyday dress’ projects, participants will performatively enact the prototyped cultures and systems.
As described on the website’s Participate page, I am seeking people with diverse expertise to take part – including academic fashion and sustainability researchers, who are the focus of this call.
Interested? Participation could involve:
- authoring a Stage 1 fiction based on your research, either independently or via an online workshop – a great opportunity to share your work and area of interest with an international audience
- taking part in Stage 2 prototyping workshops and Stage 3 ‘everyday dress’ projects, either in Nottingham (UK) or online
- running an affiliated Fashion Fictions project with undergraduate or postgraduate students
Please express interest by emailing Dr Amy Twigger Holroyd, Associate Professor of Fashion and Sustainability at Nottingham Trent University: firstname.lastname@example.org
I look forward to hearing from you!