interaction & involvement


1–2 October 2021

organizers: Franziska Schreiber & Renate Stauss

contributions by


Zowie Broach
(Royal College of Art, London)

Christina Moon
(Parsons School of Design, New York)

Dilys Williams
(Center for Sustainable Fashion, London)

facilitated and supported by The American University of Paris, Culture(s) de Mode, Netzwerk Mode Textil, Teaching and Learning Center (TLC), The Governing Mayor of Berlin Senate Chancellery

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conference | online

The Digital Multilogue on Fashion Education 2021


A Conference on Learning and Teaching Fashion in Theory and Practice



Education holds the potential to reinforce systems and to revolutionise them. Fashion education has served and fed the current global fashion system. It has also inspired and driven change in the fashion system.

What kinds of fashion education are needed to build a more inclusive, just and beneficial (fashion) system? What kinds of fashion educational practices exist, can we share to learn from each other, and can we build together? How can we turn our reflections into actions?


These questions led the second Multilogue on Fashion Education – A Conference on Learning and Teaching Fashion in Theory and Practice. The Multilogue on Fashion Education is a series of participatory and outcome-oriented conferences focused on the learning and teaching of fashion at tertiary level organised by the fashioning education members Franziska Schreiber and Renate Stauss. It aims to explore and illustrate the diversity and complexity of the field and the practices of fashion education. The conferences purpose to foster a greater understanding of methods, values and didactic, pedagogic and epistemological questions.

While the Multilogue 2020 brought the community of fashion educators together, created multiple dialogues and initiated some collaboration, this year’s two-day global conference focused on building and acting together – on the connective, constructive and transformative forces of fashion education. fashioning education members Zowie Broach, Christina Moon and Dilys Williams supported the Multilogue series as advisors and have contributed with enriching provocations.


Enjoy recordings here.



FASHION IS A GREAT TEACHER –
the fashion education podcast

hosts: Franziska Schreiber & Renate Stauss
sound edit: Moritz Bailly
music: Johannes von Weizsäcker
graphic: Carsten Giese, Studio Regular


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podcast | episode 5

Christina Moon on cultivating community and collective wisdom, and teaching between revolution and pragmatism




In this episode you meet fashioning education’s member Christina Moon, Professor of Fashion Studies at Parsons School of Design in New York, an anthropologist who works on social ties and cultural encounters between design worlds and manufacturing landscapes across Asia and the Americas. Fashion is a great teacher talks to her about: cultivating community and collective wisdom, making culture in a 90-minute class, not holding on to one view, her learnings from teaching a baseball team.

Fashion is a great teacher because it provides a fantastic lens to learn about the world and its people, about history, politics and culture. Join Renate Stauss and Franziska Schreiber, professors of fashion theory and fashion design in Paris and Berlin to discover more of the most inspiring voices in fashion education, their take on the how and why of learning and teaching fashion, their doubts and hopes, their lessons from fashion.

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26 May 2021

organisers: Franziska Schreiber & Renate Stauss
researcher: Sara Wynn, The American University of Paris


contributions by

Nadine Gonzalez
CASA93
(Paris, France)


Mikele Goitom
& Arabella Stewart
ARAKELE
(Addis Abeba, Ethiopia)


Kim Hou
ABOUT A WORKER
(Paris, France)


Franziska Schreiber
& Renate Stauss
FASHION IS A GREAT TEACHER
(Berlin Germany)






talk & discussion  |  online


The End of Fashion Education ? → Towards New Beginnings




What can fashion education do? With its first public event fashioning education explored the potentials of fashion education beyond the tertiary level. Against the backdrop of some of the fundamental shifts and challenges in fashion education “The End of Fashion Education? Towards New Beginnings” acknowledged the need for reform and re-orientation in the way fashion is learnt and taught. It invited different perspectives on the positive educational impact: more humane, more social and more collaborative/collective. Nadine Gonzalez of CASA 93 (Paris, France), Mikele Goitom & Arabella Stewart of ARAKELE (Addis Ababa, Ethiopia) and Kim Hou of ABOUT A WORKER (Paris, France) shared their respective works framed by an introduction of Franziska Schreiber & Renate Stauss of FASHION IS A GREAT TEACHER (Berlin, Germany).





Nadine Gonzalez, CASA93
(Paris, France)


As founder and director Nadine Gonzalez introduced CASA93 a school with a free professional fashion training program for young talents from priority areas. CASA93 reinvents fashion education by proposing a methodology of pedagogical, social, human and urban innovation based on the collective. Nadine Gonzalez is also the founder and director of Casa Geracao, created in 2013 in Rio de Janeiro, as the first and only fashion school in a favela, free for young people from disadvantaged neighborhoods.

   



Mikele Goitom & Arabella Stewart, ARAKELE
(Addis Abeba, Ethiopia)


Mikele Goitom and Arabella Stewart are joint General Managers of ARAKELE plc which is a social enterprise Fashion Design College located in Addis Abeba, Ethiopia. ARAKELE plc specifically provides underprivileged women with certificate and diploma level training in sewing and design since 2014. They also jointly direct the charity Project Pencil Case (PPC) which supports needy Ethiopian students with essential stationary items.






Kim Hou, ABOUT A WORKER
(Paris, France)

About a worker is a design studio, creative factory and a platform for the actors of the creation and production scene to meet, reflect and build inclusively on possible scenarios for the future of the industry. It is by co-led by the design graduates Kim Hou and Paul Boulenger. Their mission is to give workers a voice, to expose their conditions, to value their craft abilities and creative talents by using design.






Franziska Schreiber & Renate Stauss,
FASHION IS A GREAT TEACHER
(Berlin, Germany)

Fashion is a great teacher is a collaborative laboratory on learning and teaching fashion. A research and development project, and educational platform, and a connective consultancy. In 2020 Fashion is a great teacher launched its podcast and the conferencing format Multilogues on Fashion Education. Fashion is a great teacher is driven by our love for making and wearing fashion, for learning and thinking through fashion, and our belief in its connective, educational and transformative potential.


Enjoy the full-length record here.



FASHION IS A GREAT TEACHER –
the fashion education podcast

hosts: Franziska Schreiber & Renate Stauss
sound edit: Moritz Bailly
music: Johannes von Weizsäcker
graphic: Carsten Giese, Studio Regular


all episodes

podcast | episode 3

Zowie Broach on fashion as a privilege and a drug, on freedom and wisdom





In this episode you meet fashioning education’s member Zowie Broach, one half of the legendary label Boudicca and the Head of Fashion at the Royal College of Art in London. She has fostered a highly individualized approach to teaching fashion, fusing fashion and science, philosophy and poetry, challenging existing processes and products. Fashion is a great teacher talks to her about education as an experimental place not bullied by the industry, feeling alive through teaching, fashion as a drug and a harsh teacher, and not knowing how to teach right now. (interview by Renate Stauss)

Fashion is a great teacher because it provides a fantastic lens to learn about the world and its people, about history, politics and culture. Join Renate Stauss and Franziska Schreiber, professors of fashion theory and fashion design in Paris and Berlin to discover more of the most inspiring voices in fashion education, their take on the how and why of learning and teaching fashion, their doubts and hopes, their lessons from fashion.

listen to episode



FASHION IS A GREAT TEACHER –
the fashion education podcast

hosts: Franziska Schreiber & Renate Stauss
sound edit: Moritz Bailly
music: Johannes von Weizsäcker
graphic: Carsten Giese, Studio Regular


all episodes

podcast | episode 1


Dilys Williams on her reality and utopia of fashion education and enabling students to fly




In this episode you meet fashioning education’s member Dilys Williams. She has been described as ‘The Rockstar of sustainable fashion education’. Dilys Williams is the founder and Director of The Centre for Sustainable Fashion at London College of Fashion. Fashion is a great teacher talks to her about her greatest fashion teachers, pioneering fashion education for sustainability and her grandmother’s sewing kit. (interview by Renate Stauss)

Fashion is a great teacher because it provides a fantastic lens to learn about the world and its people, about history, politics and culture. Join Renate Stauss and Franziska Schreiber, professors of fashion theory and fashion design in Paris and Berlin to discover more of the most inspiring voices in fashion education, their take on the how and why of learning and teaching fashion, their doubts and hopes, their lessons from fashion.

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