Thursday, September 28th
$95 general admission (for tickets please contact Chloe at email@example.com)
For too long we have ruthlessly consumed our Earth’s assets and drained it of its resources. Forests become furniture, oceans are polluted and minerals are over-mined. For future generations it is crucial to consider a new approach: a transformation from over-consumption towards sustainable development that is in harmony with nature, with increased respect for our environment and for each other. Edelkoort Inc. has created a thought-provoking trend presentation that directly connects these ideas with contemporary textiles, materials and design.
As Edelkoort explains, “This young century has brought about a moment of reflection and radical change, making up for a century of ecological abuse, consumption, greed and violence. For the first time, a post-fossil society is emerging, using natural ingredients, offering alternatives and giving us hope for the future.” Areas such as design, art, photography, fashion and textiles are increasingly driven by a new creative energy that is inspired by natural materials and sustainability. From land to sea, from forest to mountain, a wealth of ideas sprout from the Earth, analysing and cataloguing its components: transformed into new materials, recycled remnants, oxidized alloys and vegetal colours. This informative and inspiring visual presentation alerts us to consider how we over-consume Earth’s resources, but also celebrates the beauty of our planet.
3:00 EARTH MATTERS: sustainable textiles & materials
4:20 NEW YORK TEXTILE MONTH 2017
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