Fashion For Future

WE ARE FASHION REVOLUTION IN BOLZANO

20.–24. April 2024

This year, as part of Fashion Revolution Week, we are focusing on the three pillars of sustainable development. Society can only function well if ecological, economic and social aspects are given equal consideration. We will introduce people and their projects that show how things can be done better, we will talk about new approaches, we will learn from each other and have a good time together. Some keywords in advance: fair and sustainable production practices, transparency, EU supply chain law, (innovative) materials, consumer behavior… The program includes workshops, lectures, swaps, panel discussions, aperitivi, cinema and much more. Are you joining us?

Fashion For Future (Photo: Anna Mayr)

Full Program

Saturday 20.04.

KICK-OFF EVENT: SWAP PARTY
Refresh your wardrobe – exchange your clothes and accessories
From 10:00–18:00h (16:00h Aperitivo)
Location: Ahoi! Minigolf BZ
FREE ENTRY

Sunday 21.04.

WORKSHOP: BEYOND LABELS
Participatory workshop with dancer and performance artist Nina Sandino (English spoken)
From 10:00–13:00h
Location: MUSEION / Museion -1 (underground)
REGISTRATION LINK (FREE ENTRY / LIMITED SEATS)
Photo: Marisel Bongola

Monday 22.04.

WORKSHOP: SCREEN PRINTING
Bring a t-shirt or tote bag and make your own piece of (slow) fashion with the Blauer Schnipsel collective
From 11:00–13:00h
Location: BITZ unibz fablab
NO REGISTRATIONS (WALK-IN WORKSHOP)
Photo: Anna Mayr

TALK: WITH HERMAN KÜHEBACHER
Susanne Barta in dialogue with one of the few active hand weavers in South Tyrol (German spoken).
Starting at 15:00h
Location: Parkhotel Mondschein / Luna Bar
FREE ENTRY

WORKSHOP: DIY UPCYCLING HEMDKLEID
Upcycling with Caterina Marchettini (German and Italian spoken)
From 17:00–19:00
Location: BITZ unibz fablab
REGISTRATION LINK (FREE ENTRY / LIMITED SEATS)
Photo: Florian Dariz

EVENT: ESCAPE GAME FOUL PLAY
Get together with swap party and Textile Factory Escape Room (German spoken)
From 20:00–22:00
Location: Captain Kehl’s (Youth Center), Via Goethe 42
REGISTRATION LINK (FREE ENTRY / LIMITED SEATS)

Tuesday 23.04.

WORKSHOP: THE P(LAST)IC SUPPER
Create your own alternative (and even edible) textile materials in the science lab / community kitchen with Nina Sandino & Alexandra Fruhstorfer (English / German spoken)
From 10:00–14:00h
Location: BITZ unibz fablab
REGISTRATION LINK (FREE ENTRY / LIMITED SEATS)

INTERACTIVE INSTALLATION: FERAL WOOL
Designing with a vibrant matter in times of uncertainty. A research project exploring the concept of overflowing wool in South Tyrol, Italy, as part of iNEST – Interconnected Nord-Est Innovation Ecosystem by Seçil Uğur Yavuz, Merve Bektaş, Camilo Ayala Garcia
From 10:00 – 18:00h
Location: unibz – Faculty of Design and Art / Room C0.05
FREE ENTRY

INTERACTIVE INSTALLATION: THE SECRET LIFE OF…
An interactive experience making the invisible visible. Experience your own plastic microfibre emissions! The interactive experience is a first prototype in a collaboration between Alexandra Fruhstorfer, Dr. Seçil Uğur Yavuz and Dr. Maria Menendez Blanco
Starting at 14:30 (with guided tour) – Open until 18:00
Location: unibz – Faculty of Design and Art / Room F4.06
FREE ENTRY

INSTALLATION: CENTOVENTI
What if a table (a gathering place by definition) turns into an embroidery hoop? Would you take a stitch? Centoventi invites you all to experience stitching together, to go interlace one dimension with another, passing through the textile. It draws inspiration from traditional embroidery hoops, but its scale is meant to welcome multiple users to share work and conversation. Please choose your color, leave a sign. Centoventi is designed and produced by Adele Buffa and Amedeo Bonini.
From 15:30 (Guided tour at 18:30)
Location: unibz – Faculty of Design and Art / Room F6
FREE ENTRY

LECTURE: THE LINEN PROJECT
Joan den Exter sharing an investigative and participatory project on reactivating the economic viability of small-scale local flax cultivation and linen production in the Netherlands (English spoken)
Starting at 15:30h
Location: unibz – Faculty of Design and Art / Room F6
REGISTRATION LINK (FREE ENTRY / LIMITED SEATS)
Photo: Ellen Rooijakkers

LECTURE: ABOUT THE SWAPSHOP
A real world example focused on extending the lifespan of clothing with co-founder Laura Suijkerbuijk (English spoken)
Starting at 16:30h
Location: unibz – Faculty of Design and Art / Room F6
REGISTRATION LINK (FREE ENTRY / LIMITED SEATS)

LECTURE: SLOW FIBER
Dario Casalini about the Slow Fiber movement as good, clean and fair business model for Italian textile-makers (Italian spoken)
Starting at 17:30h
Location: unibz – Faculty of Design and Art / Room F6
REGISTRATION LINK (FREE ENTRY / LIMITED SEATS)
Photo: Slow Fiber

MOVIE: A WORLD TO SHAPE
Two Dutch designers exploring alternative ways of living and making for a more sustainable tomorrow (English subtitles).
Starting at 20:00h
Movie followed by online Q&A with Nienke Hoogvliet (English spoken), Moderation: Aart van Bezooijen
Location: Filmclub BZ, Via Dr. Streiter 8/D
FREE ENTRY
Photo: Elbe Stevens Films

Wednesday 24.04. – Conference Day

KEYNOTE LECTURE: From Toxic Textile Troubles to Fabulous Fiber Futures
People, planet and profit issues of the fashion and textile industry (English spoken)
Alexandra Fruhstorfer (Vienna)
From 10:00h
Location: unibz – Faculty of Design and Art / Room F6
REGISTRATION LINK (FREE ENTRY / LIMITED SEATS)
Photo: Valerie Marie Voithofer

PANEL TALK: MATERIAL STORIES
Focusing on the tangible side of the textile and fashion industry (English spoken)
With Joan den Exter (The Linen Project), Franziska Haller (Spinnradl) and Dario Casalini (Slow Fiber)
Moderation: Susanne Barta
From 11:00h
Location: unibz – Faculty of Design and Art / Room F6
REGISTRATION LINK (FREE ENTRY / LIMITED SEATS)

PANEL TALK: CHI HA FATTO I MIEI VESTITI
A closer look at the working condition in the textile and fashion industry (Italian spoken)
With Lisi Tocca (CORA happywear), Ala Azadkia (Shirin Persia) and Simona Stoppa
Moderation: Valentina Gianera
From 14:30h
Location: unibz – Faculty of Design and Art / Room F6
REGISTRATION LINK (FREE ENTRY / LIMITED SEATS)

PANEL TALK: CONSUMO ERGO SUM?
Alternative ways of consumption in making slow fashion a daily practice (German spoken) With Mirjam Smend GREENSTYLE munich), Verena Dariz (OEW) and Stephanie Höcker (Leinup.Austria)
Moderation: Susanne Barta
From 16:30
Location: unibz – Faculty of Design and Art / Room F6
REGISTRATION LINK (FREE ENTRY / LIMITED SEATS)

CLOSING / APERITIVO
Sharing thoughts, business networking and starting new endeavours
From 18:00h
Location: unibz – Faculty of Design and Art / Room F6
REGISTRATION LINK (FREE ENTRY / LIMITED SEATS)

unibz camopus building
Free University of Bozen–Bolzano (Universitätsplatz – piazza Università)
Free University Bolzano-Bozen Design & Art

Side Events

We recommend the following side events happening in and around Bolzano as part of this year’s Fashion Revolution week.

  • ZIPLAB x FASHION REVOLUTION / 23.04.2024 from 10:00–18:00h in Bolzano / More info: @ZIPLAB_SARTORIA_ECOSOCIALE / Registrations: EVENTBRITE
  • OPEN DAY – ALEJANDRA DEAZA SILVA FASHION STUDIO / 22–24.04.2024 from 16:00–19:00h in Bolzano / More info: @ALEJANDRA_DEAZA_SILVA
  • SHIRT RECYCLING WORKSHOP / 22.4. from 9:00–12:00 and 23.04.2024 from 17:00–20:00h in Bolzano / More info: FLYER (Deutsch) / FLYER (Italiano)
  • SWAP PARTY / 20.04.2024 from 14:00–17:30h in Vereinshaus Neustift / More info: FLYER (Italiano/Deutsch)
  • KLEIDERTAUSCHMARKT / 20.04.2024 from 9:00–12:00 and 15:00-18:00h in Saut / More info: FLYER (Deutsch)
  • KLEIDERTAUSCHMARKT / 12.04.2024 from 16:00–18:00 in Mühlbach / More info: FLYER (Deutsch)

Fashion For Future Bolzano is organised by Aart van Bezooijen/unibz – Faculty of Design and Art, Brigitte Gritsch/Botteghe del Mondo – Weltläden, Verena Dariz/OEW and Slow Fashion Journalist Susanne Barta.

Coordination at unibz: Massimo Eccli (Event management). Student team 2024: Mahya Hashemi and Anna Lienbacher (Design and Communication), Filippo Ciriani (Photography), Iraitz Gerriko, Margherita Poli and Luis Richter (Event support).

Stay tuned for upcoming program details. Get in touch?
Write us at info@fashionforfuture.bz.it