interaction & involvement


12 October 2022
6-9 pm (CEST)

organizers: Franziska Schreiber & Renate Stauss

contributions by


Tanveer Ahmed
(Seniour Lecturer for Fashion and Race, CSM, London)

Clare Farrell
(Extinction Rebellion, London)

Lesiba Mabitsela
(Fashion practitioner, co-founder African Research Institute AFRI, Johannesburg)

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facilitated and supported by The American University of Paris, Culture(s) de Mode and Netzwerk Mode Textil


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Register Now: The Digital Multilogue on Fashion Education 2022




What can fashion education do?


If ‘the great aim of education is not knowledge but action,’ (Spencer), then: What can fashion education do? This question leads the third edition of the Digital Multilogue on Fashion Education ­­– a series of participatory and outcome-oriented conferences focused on learning and teaching of fashion at tertiary level organised by Franziska Schreiber and Renate Stauss. The Multilogues aim to explore and illustrate the diversity and complexity of the field and its practices, and to foster a greater understanding of methods, values, and didactic, pedagogic and epistemological questions – in creating a global exchange. While the Multilogue 2021 brought the community of fashion educators together for a two-day conference to create multiple dialogues and initiate collaboration, this year’s edition will be a rich three-hour online experience geared towards global connection and interaction to explore activist learning and transformative teaching in fashion education. Clare Farrell (Extinction Rebellion, London), Lesiba Mabitsela (fashion practitioner, co-founder African Research Institute (AFRI), Johannesburg), and Tanveer Ahmed (Seniour Lecturer for Fashion and Race, Central Saint Martins College London) will join and voice their provocations. The event will be moderated by conversation designer Ruben Klerkx.
  

We invite to join & share, collaborate and co-create.



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 7


Tanveer Ahmed on the freedom and violence of fashion education, and love as a way to reform it




In this episode you meet fashioning education’s member Tanveer Ahmed, senior lecturer in Fashion and Race at Central Saint Martins College, University of the Arts London. She is also a PhD candidate at The Open University, to investigate how to develop ways to teach anti-racist and non-capitalist forms of fashion design.Fashion is a great teachertalks to her about: education as a space for freedom and raising critical consciousness, about brutal educational experiences, about wanting to teach differently and a decolonial framework of love to reform fashion education.

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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19 Mai 2022

project presentations by
Laya Chirravuru (India): Roots Studio
Lesiba Mabitsela (South Africa): The Cutting Room Project
Stephanie Barker-Fry(UK): ReGo

and long table contributions by
fashion students Timisola Shasanya (CSM, UK) & Melchior Rasch (UdK, Germany) and members offashioning education Dilys Williams (CSF, UK), Oliver Ibert (IRS, Germany), Tanveer Ahmed (CSM, UK) et.al.


hosted at the Berlin University of the Arts
funded by Einstein Foundation Berlin

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Transformation
through fashion education ?→Towards Systemic Change


In the modernist logic of the global west fashion was constructed as the favorite child of capitalism. Fashion was defined as essentially transient, modern, urban – thus western. Fashion Education has fed a system based on this narrative. Ever faster. Ever more. One of the fastest growing educational sectors. To contribute to regenerative formation, fashion education has to become unfashionable. It has to disrupt itself, to re-configure itself – to be disruptive.

“Transformation through fashion education? Towards Systemic Change”

project presentations by:

Laya Chirravuru (India): Roots Studio
Lesiba Mabitsela (South Africa): The Cutting Room Project
Stephanie Barker-Fry(UK): ReGo

and long table contributions by

fashion students Timisola Shasanya (CSM, UK) & Melchior Rasch (UdK, Germany)
and members of fashioning education
Dilys Williams (CSF, UK),
Oliver Ibert (IRS, Germany),
Tanveer Ahmed (CSM, UK) et.al.

With its second public event fashioning education continued to explore the transformative potentials of different fashion educational settings. It debated the extent to which fashion education can contribute to regeneration – from within. It invited opposing positions to a long table discussion supplemented by showcases of social fashion educational projects dedicated to new ecologies of community based on principles of collectivity, collaboration and care – proposing transformative tactics.



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


all episodes




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)


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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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