August 16, 2012 by renee
The RITE Group hold an annual conference on issues surrounding sustainable textiles and clothing every year which attracts a fantastic array of delegates from the fashion industry, media and government. The RITE Goup are looking for student volunteers to assist with the 2012 RITE conference. All volunteers will receive one free delegate ticket to attend the conference sessions and refreshments and lunch throughout the conference. There are 10 places for volunteers and it will be first in first served!
Volunteers will need to be available on the evening before the conference and the day of the conference itself:
- Tuesday 9 October 7pm – 9pm
- Wednesday 10 October 8am – 6pm
And will help with preparing delegate packs, note-taking during breakout sessions, front of house with registrations and answering general delegate enquiries.
If you are interested in volunteering please email firstname.lastname@example.org
For further information about the RITE conference or if you wish to purchase a ticket please click here
Tickets are £195, or £70 for students who are not volunteering.
August 15, 2012 by rmallinson
2 October 2012 – 31 March 2013
Opening Ceremony: 1 October
Museum of Contemporary Art, China
9th Shanghai Biennale
For the 9th Shanghai Biennale Professor Lucy Orta is commissioned to make three large-scale interventions for the Museum of Contemporary Art: OrtaWater Purification Factory, Antarctica World Passport Delivery Village and Nexus Architecture.
OrtaWater Purification Factory is a fully functioning, mobile water purification system. The work will draw from Shanghai’s Huang Pu River and will pump water up 20 metres into the museum’s third floor. It will be purified in a bamboo ‘factory’ and then clean drinking water snaked around the museum for the visitors to taste, enjoy and take away in the specially designed OrtaWater bottle.
Due to the effects of global warming it is estimated that sea levels will raise to 1.4 metres over the next 100 years. Antarctica World Passport Delivery Village is comprised of a collection of small huts made from reclaimed materials, erected on stilts and interconnected by a raised platform of bamboo. A Metisse Flag will indicate the delivery bureau, where a passport officer will hand out the third edition of the Antarctica World Passport. Printed in Chinese for the occasion of the Shanghai Biennale, tens of thousands of passports will be distributed to museum visitors. New members will be welcomed into the Antarctica world community based on the founding principles of the Antarctic Treaty.
Nexus Architecture is both an installation and a performance artwork. During these ephemeral interventions, performers and passers-by will become physically involved in the construction of choreographed scenarios. By climbing into specially conceived suits and zippering the Nexus, participants challenge the premise of interdependence, asserting chosen community as a means to personal liberation. The Shanghai Biennale is the highest-profile contemporary art event in the city and the most established art biennial in China. The 9th edition foregrounds art education, art and the self-organization of the society, knowledge production and common destiny.” target=”_blank”>9th Shanghai Biennale Professor Lucy Orta is commissioned to make three large-scale interventions for the Museum of Contemporary Art: OrtaWater Purification Factory, Antarctica World Passport Delivery Village and Nexus Architecture.
6 September – 11 November 2012
Travelling Exhibitions, Tufts University Art Gallery
On September 6, 2012 University Art Gallery inaugurates the first comprehensive exhibition of the work of Lucy + Jorge Orta available to American museums. This exhibition will explore how the artists’ unique visual language tackles the global issues affecting our lives. Three projects – Food Water Life – spanning close to two decades of collaborative work, will be presented: Hortirecyling (1997-2005), OrtaWater (2005-2007) and Antarctica (1990-2009).
This exhibition will tour to Zikha Gallery, Wesleyan University (January 22–March 3, 2013), Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University (January 25–May 25, 2014) and Richard E. Peeler Art Center, DePauw University, Greencastle (February 5–May 7, 2015) with other venues to be announced.
Lucy + Jorge Orta’s artwork communicates widely to audiences beyond the field of contemporary art, demonstrating the importance of art as a creative agent for awareness and change. During the next three years, the artists will stage on-location workshops, ephemeral interventions, residencies and master classes that explore the crucial themes of the contemporary world: the community, autonomy, dwelling, migration, sustainable development and recycling.
This exhibition has been guest curated by C2|curatorsquared.
August 13, 2012 by renee
The Sustainable Angle is a not for profit organisation focused on projects that highlight lowering the environmental impact of the fashion industry and consumers. They are currently looking for volunteers who are passionate about sustainable fashion and textiles to help with the 2012 Future Fabrics Expo held at the London College of Fashion.
This role is very varied, and may include a combination of research, helping with the building and dismantling of the installation, welcoming visitors, answering queries, looking after display, selling and distributing booklets and information. We are also happy to discuss any specific experiences or strengths you would like to contribute during your time volunteering.
This role will suit people who have a strong interest in sustainable fashion and textiles, and are enthusiastic to learn more and to get stuck in to a variety of important tasks both big and small. Specific education and experience of sustainable textiles are a bonus.
- Ladbroke Grove studio (Sept/Oct)
- London College of Fashion, 20 John Princes Street (week 5th – 10th Nov)
Event time 7th – 9th November 2012
Volunteering Time Flexible – preferably 1 day per week Sept/Oct, and 3-4 days during event week, please get in touch to discuss availability
Reimbursements Travel and lunch up to £10/day
Training we provide
- Before the expo you will be briefed about the organisation and event.
- You will have an opportunity to increase your knowledge of sustainable textiles and become familiar with the expo fabrics collection.
To apply please e-mail email@example.com using the subject ‘Future Fabrics Expo Volunteer’, and provide the following information:
- Any educational and professional background you have with sustainable fashion and textiles
- Any specific areas of interest in sustainable fashion and textiles
- Availability between beginning of September and 13th November 2012 (see above for work times)
- Phone number
August 8, 2012 by renee
In a recent up-cycling project: Tailor Made to Go, London College of Fashion student and staff got together with Hackney school students and day patients from St Joseph’s Hospice to create a range of bags made from donated clothing.
The beautiful bags that were created will be on sale at Broadway Market, Hackney E8 4PH on Saturday 1 September 9am-5pm.
All monies raised will be donated to St Joseph’s Hospice.
Keep your eyes opened for more initiatives from this project later in the year!
August 2, 2012 by rmallinson
Knitting: Fashion, Industry, Craft
V&A Daytime Lecture
15th November 2012
Discussing her new book, Knitting: Fashion, Industry, Craft, Sandy Black, Professor of Fashion and Textile Design and Technology at the London College of Fashion, University of the Arts London, will chart the development of knitting from a domestic handcraft to one of the most sophisticated computer-controlled textile production processes used in fashion. With stunning new photography, the book draws on the V&A’s superlative collection of knitted fashions and artefacts to tell this story.