De-Fashioning Education: A Critical Thinking and Making Conference – Tagung

De-Fashioning Education

‘Is the earth’s balance, for which no-growth – or even degrowth – of material production is a necessary condition, compatible with the survival of the capitalist system?’[1] André Gorz, 1972

De-Fashioning Education is a call to action as much as contemplation. A collaborative, critical, and creative re-thinking and re-making of fashion education. An exploration of different fashion learning cultures. Education for essential de-growth calls for radically different educational models and approaches: a community of learners who aim to co-create shared and diverse futures, relationships with nature, and with one another.[2] 
De-Fashioning Education explores how to bring the learning and practices of fashion into balance with nature’s limits and needs and the equality and well-being of all human beings. An education for being, not only for having.[3] ‘The classroom remains the most radical space of possibility in the academy […] Urging all of us to open our minds and hearts so that we can know beyond the boundaries of what is acceptable, so that we can think and rethink, so that we can create new visions…’[4] bell hooks, 1994 


[1] Gorz, André (M. Bosquet), 1972 'Proceedings from a public debate' in: Nouvel Observateur. Paris, p. 397.[2] Degrowth / Rosa Luxembourg Stiftung (2014) ’Dimensions of learning for a de-growth society’ Degrowth conference Leipzig, 3 September[3] Fromm, Erich (1976) ‘Introduction: The Great Promise, Its Failure, and New Alternatives’ in: To Have or to Be? New York: Harper & Row, pp. 1–12.[4] hooks, bell (1994) Teaching to Transgress: Education as the Practice of Freedom. New York: Routledge, p. 12


Link zum Programm

Anmeldung zur Teilnahme ab dem 15.Juni

Kontakt: multilogue_



Franziska Schreiber, Prof, “Fashion I Body I Digitality”, Berlin University of the Arts

Renate Stauss, Prof Dr, Fashion Studies, Department of Communications, Media and Culture, The American University of Paris & Associate Lecturer at Berlin University of the Arts

Valeska Schmidt-Thomsen, Prof, Fashion Design, Institute of Experimental Fashion & Textiles Design, Berlin University of the Arts, Fashioning Education


Unterstützt durch die Einstein FoundationBerlin University of the ArtsThe American University of Paris und  InKüLe


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