SHIFT at Southbank
29 January – 1 February 2010
Queen Elizabeth Hall Foyer, Southbank Centre, London
In January 2010, Southbank Centre plays host to Cape Farewell‘s SHIFT festival, a stimulating, provocative and energising programme of climate-focused cultural events. SHIFT is a festival with a climate focus inspired by Cape Farewell’s expeditions to the High Arctic and the rainforests in Peru. Leading up to two special concerts – Marcus Brigstocke with special guests (29 January) and Robyn Hitchcock presents a Maritime Evening with special guests (30 January) – Southbank Centre hosts free events engaging artists, architects and scientists in discussion about climate change and showcasing creative work in response to questions of sustainability.
We at the Centre for Sustainable Fashion are proud to be a part of the festival, showcasing fashion’s creative responses to the social, cultural and ecological dilemmas of our era.
Within the Queen Elizabeth Hall Foyer across four days, we will bring together three projects as our contribution to celebrating the power and beauty of fashion as a communicator, providing us with opportunities to shift the way we think and behave on a daily basis, whilst offering space and time to marvel at the wonder of human ingenuity and innovation.
As part of SHIFT from 29 January – 1 February the Centre for Sustainable Fashion will present:
The first ever graduate showcase from London College of Fashion’s MA Fashion & the Environment
The work on display will explore a range of opportunities and design challenges where ingenuity and resourcefulness are inspired through living within nature’s limits, putting human wellbeing at the heart of creativity and questioning the current status quo.
On Monday 1 February we are inviting industry representatives, press and prospective students to hear presentations from the students on their work. Contact us if you would like to attend.
More on MA Fashion & the Environment
Highlights from Fashioning the Future 2009 – The international student awards for sustainability in fashion
Fashioning the Future brings together a global community of creative thinkers and doers, designers, innovators and entrepreneurs with many different skills, locations and perspectives on the many facets of fashion.
More on Fashioning the Future
Local Wisdom by Kate Fletcher
30 & 31 January, 12.00 – 17.00
Local Wisdom seeks to recognise and honour sustainability activities in fashion that exist at the level of the user. This project captures and celebrates personal stories relating to garments, giving fashion a platform to flourish and inspire. Reader in Sustainable Fashion Kate Fletcher will be leading a live session on 30 & 31 January from 12.00 – 17.00 where members of the public are invited to share the story of their clothes with the project team and be photographed wearing them.
More on Local Wisdom
Interactive sewing workshop from ReMade in Leeds
Saturday 30 January, 12.00 – 17.00
MA Fashion & the Environment graduate Lizzie Harrison uproots her social enterprise to London for one day only. ReMade in Leeds makes beautiful clothing from local waste working using all the different skills within our community. Meet the team of local knitters, embroiders, seamstresses and designers who make the collection and participate in an open creative sewing session. The hands on workshop will focus on reworking recycled materials throught different craft techniques and invites visitors to the exhibition to join in the collaboration process. The workshop will use vintage wind up sewing machines, knitting machines and hand techniques to work together to create local fashion.
More on ReMade in Leeds
Friday 29 January 17.00 – 22.30
Saturday 30 January 12.00 – 22.30
Sunday 31 January 12.00 – 22.30
The exhibitions in the Queen Elizabeth Hall Foyer are open to the public and free to attend.