The Craft of Use and other stories of change

Creative Innovation Across Disciplines Seminar Series

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In this seminar from the School of Art and Design, Professor Kate Fletcher, from the Centre for Sustainable Fashion at the London College of Fashion, will explore the ideas and practice of usership as a way of providing for our fashion needs and expression within the limits of the clothes we already have.

  • From: Thursday 17 January 2019, 1 pm
  • To: Thursday 17 January 2019, 3 pm
  • Location: 005A/B, Barnes Wallis Building, Shakespeare Street, Nottingham, NG1 5LT

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Abstract

What if we pay as much attention to using things as to making them? What happens to us and everything else?

In this talk I will explore the ideas and practice of usership as a way of providing for our fashion needs and expression within the limits of the clothes we already have. I will do this with reference to the findings of international research that spanned three continents, eight years and multiple design projects. I will also talk about what such findings mean for our understanding of how to design for longevity.

Biography

Kate Fletcher is research professor at the Centre for Sustainable Fashion in University of the Arts London. She works on nature and design, localism and directional fashion and sustainability projects including the Craft of Use. She has written seven books and is the most cited researcher in the field.

Further information

This seminar will be hosted by Dr Katherine Townsend, Associate Professor in Fashion, Textiles and Knitwear Design.

Attendance at this event is free. For any queries, please contact Dr Katherine Townsend.

Image credit: Danai Tsoufala.

Programme

13:00-13:30 Light lunch

13:30-14:30 Lecture

14:30-15:00 Q&A

Location details

Address:

Barnes Wallis Building
Shakespeare Street
Nottingham
NG1 5LT

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