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Beyond Green

From 10am till 6pm on Wednes­day 12 Novem­ber the AM­FI - Am­s­ter­dam Fash­ion In­sti­tute, ArtEZ In­sti­tute of the Arts (Fash­ion De­sign / studi­um gen­erale dA­capo) and the Sticht­ing Mode­be­wust foun­da­tion are hold­ing an in­ter­na­tion­al sym­po­sium en­ti­tled Be­yond Green, A Fash­ion Odyssey in the World Fash­ion Cen­tre in Am­s­ter­dam. A va­ri­ety of guests, in­clud­ing trend­fore­cast­er Li Edelkoort, will be giv­ing their per­son­al per­spec­tives on the the­me.

>> Sticht­ing Mode­be­wust

>> Re­port Be­yond Green (with im­ages tak­en at the sym­po­sium)

The aim of the sym­po­sium is to provide in­for­ma­tion to stu­dents and teach­ing staff in high­er ed­u­ca­tion, and to stim­u­late them to de­vel­op a vi­sion of their pro­fes­sion­al re­spon­si­bil­i­ties which goes fur­ther than mere­ly fol­low­ing 'green' fash­ion trends. This year's sym­po­sium starts where last year's event Be­yond Green, Pro­gress in Fash­ion and Sus­tain­abil­i­ty end­ed: with the con­clu­sion that sus­tain­abil­i­ty in fash­ion and tex­tiles must look to­wards in­no­va­tions and de­vel­op­ments in science and tech­nol­o­gy.

This year the sym­po­sium al­so in­cludes a Be­yond Green Ex­hi­bi­tion pro­gram­me, with pre­sen­ta­tions on in­no­va­tive pro­jects by young de­sign­ers and grass-roots or­ga­ni­za­tions, and ex­hi­bi­tion stands manned by nu­mer­ous com­pa­nies con­nect­ed with fash­ion, tex­tiles and sus­tain­abil­i­ty. Par­tic­i­pants are for ex­am­ple Max Have­laar, Schone Kleren Kam­pag­ne and the Fair Wear Foun­da­tion.

On the same day, two new ArtEZ Press / d'Jonge Hond pub­li­ca­tions will al­so be pre­sent­ed: Be­yond Green, Sus­tain­abil­i­ty & Fash­ion (var­i­ous au­thors, based in part on the last sym­po­sium) and Moulage (by Rixt van der Tol and An­net­te Duburg).

The sym­po­sium will be held in English, and is aimed prin­ci­pal­ly at the stu­dents and staff of Dutch fash­ion and de­sign in­sti­tutes. It will be held from 10am till 6pm on 12 Novem­ber 2008 in the World Fash­ion Cen­tre (Koning­in Wil­helmi­naplein 13, 1062 HH) in Am­s­ter­dam.

More in­for­ma­tion: con­tac­t@­mode­be­wust.nu

Press can reg­is­ter via the AM­FI-Am­s­ter­dam Fash­ion In­sti­tute: m.m.van.de.beek@h­va.nl

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