Have you read the getting started page?
Ready to explore the possibilities for your Fashion Fictions activity?
On this page you can find twelve different methods for running a Fashion Fictions activity, which are organised by stage and include an indication of duration. We recommend that you browse the methods and then choose one that feels like a good fit for your context.
Before getting stuck in to the methods below, please make sure you read the getting started page and this introductory information:
Using the methods
You should find everything you need to understand and use a method within its drop-down section, including links to any relevant forms or resources. The amount of information varies from method to method: some have video case studies and full workshop plans or ‘recipes’, while others have less formal guidance.
All of the methods are flexible and are published under a Creative Commons licence: you are welcome to adapt, combine and reinvent them to suit your needs and interests, , as long as you credit us as the creator. The same applies to any resources we have provided!
Introduction and reflection
At the start of your activity, you’ll probably want to introduce the Fashion Fictions project: a link to our 3-minute introduction video is included in each method. You might also need to introduce the social and environmental issues surrounding the real-world fashion system – or you might find that discussion of these issues will arise organically during the activity itself.
We recommend that you include some reflection at the end of your activity in order to consider what lessons you might bring from the fictional world to the real world. A link to our flexible wonder-capture activity is included within each method. Alternatively, you could use writing or guided discussion as a means of reflection; we have included sample prompts in some methods.
Sharing outcomes and images
If your participants create new Stage 1 fictions (Worlds) or Stage 2 visual or material prototypes (Explorations), they can submit them for showcase on the website. This is an optional extra, as it requires a bit of time and extra effort on your part. To submit an outcome, participants need to complete an online form; relevant links are included in each method. Please note that contributors must agree to apply a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International licence to their submission to support the open and collaborative nature of the project. This licence does not restrict the creators’ ability to publish and share their own work, but allows others to build upon it, with appropriate credit.
You are also invited to share images of your Fashion Fictions activities with us. Your images help us to celebrate the diversity of activity happening around the world, but we need to have the appropriate permissions in place to use them. A link to the sharing images page, which provides guidance, is included in each method.
Please fill in the tell us about your activity form when you’ve finished, even if your activity was very small in scale. This information is crucial for us to understand the impact of the project and relay news of this impact to our funders. It also helps us to inspire others to get involved and develop the support we can offer.
We are also very keen to gather information about the impact of Fashion Fictions activities directly from participants. We have created online forms which can be integrated to your activity and give us direct access to the participants’ responses. Links are included in each method. Alternatively, you could integrate our questions to your own feedback form or find creative ways to integrate them to your activity. If you do this, you can share the participants’ responses with us via the ‘tell us about your activity’ form.
Need help? Have feedback?
If you have a question, try reading the FAQs on the Getting started page. If you are still stuck we are happy to answer questions by email or have a chat online. Drop Amy a line to ask for help or to give feedback on this section of the website.