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Photographer Yushi Li & Sophia Rahman


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 21 -23 September 2018 Amsterdam

https://unseenamsterdam.com


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Victoria & Albert Museum


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vam.ac.uk/FashionedfromNature

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ySuzQ5TE3Eo

The exhibition tells this story through dress and accessories drawn from the V&A’s collection and loans from leading designers such as Stella McCartney, Giles Deacon and Ermenegildo Zegna. Natural history specimens, taxidermy, film and images add context. A specially commissioned soundscape brings nature into the exhibition space in another way gradually merging birdsong with the sounds of machinery to suggest the increasing impact of human activity as technology advanced and the population grew.

Throughout, Fashioned from Nature highlights the role of campaigners in raising awareness of the negative impact of fashion, from the founding members of the Royal Society for the Preservation of Birds to Katharine Hamnett and Vivienne Westwood. Importantly, it focuses on solutions and draws attention to the exciting interdisciplinary research taking place today which is driving the development of cleaner, less wasteful processes and materials.

At a time when environmental protection and the use and disposal of precious resources are hotly debated topics, the exhibition provides a forum for discussion. Fashioned from Nature asks what we can learn from the past in order to design a better fashion industry for the future. It not only challenges designers to create clothes that are both beautiful and responsible, but also encourages us all to consider more carefully our own clothes.

Written by Edwina Ehrman, Senior Curator of Fashioned from Nature

Fashioned from Nature opens 21 April 2018.


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Bio Design


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The Nature Lab at RISD is pleased to announce Biodesign: From Inspiration to Integration, an exhibition curated in collaboration with William Myers that marks the culmination of our 80th anniversary celebrations. The exhibition runs from Aug 25—Sept 27 and showcases recent examples of design and art that inform our complex relationship with nature and help us decipher how it may evolve in the future. Located at the Woods Gerry Gallery, the show is free and open to the public.

To launch the exhibition, we hosted a half-day symposium that brought together international artists, designers, scientists and educators for talks, discussions and presentations on topics such as valuing non-human forms of life as collaborators, artistic and scientific modes of inquiry, and ethical considerations in bioart and biodesign practices.

https://www.biology-design.com/fullscreen-page/comp-jlqeeivj/fa4b0572-a6dd-4152-9f59-e52210b0c4b5/0/%3Fi%3D0%26p%3Dqwnh2%26s%3Dstyle-jlqeej84

 https://naturelab.risd.edu/80-year-celebration/


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Interview with Caroline Roux about growing a dress from plant roots, which features in the Victoria & Albert Museum ‘Fashionioned from Nature’ exhibition.