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Curated by senior lecturer in fashion, Rachael Taylor, Fashion as Community 2020 is a platform that explores alternative possibilities within how fashion and art can be used as tools for sustainability, well-being and social change.

The themes for 2020  will focus on how caring and sharing are alternative forms of protest that can build resilience to empower ourselves and our communities.  How engaging with what exists within our lived experiences of everyday life can connect us with creative ways that embrace meaningful exchanges, open conversations and new creative opportunities for change. 

Programme of events

Join us for a series of talks and workshops delivered by inspiring creatives within industry, the community, and Solent University.

Monday 13 January

Workshop: Self-Love Stories
Time: 1-3pm
Location: HC030, Solent University

Drawing on her own experiences, personal coach, VieNess will share tips to build self esteeem, how to love you for being you, and positively change how you see yourself.

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Making Powerful Caring Spaces
Time: 11am - 12.30pm
Location: HC006, Solent University

Artist and writer, Stacey Heale shares her transformative journey of caring creatively and transforming fear into growth at a time when her partner was diagnosed with stage 4 bowel cancer.

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Tuesday 14 January

Empowering Clothing Resilience
Time: 11am - 12.30pm
Location: HC006, Solent University

During this session, we'll explore how engaging in real-life experiences of fashion in everyday life can empower self-expression and create shared experiences of clothing.

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Wednesday 15 January

The Art of Active Protest
Time: 11am - 12.30pm
Location: HC006, Solent University

This talk features Kaye Dunnings who created Shangri-La, an underground area within Glastonbury Festival that connects with activism, art, music, culture and waste. She will be joined by Rachael Taylor, a senior lecturer in fashion at Solent, and an artist, who will discuss her collaborative project The Waste Exchange, featured at Shangri-la.

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Image credit: Connie Lewis