Reimagining Reuse: Is how and what we see as vintage fashion changing?
10 – 11am
Green Room, Ampersand Inventions, 4th Floor, Commercial Union House, 39 Pilgrim Street, Newcastle, NE1 6QE
FREE | Please book here
Louisa Rogers from online vintage marketplace Trendlistr will talk on the different strategies we can use to reinvent our relationships to clothing, in particularly to relinquish our cultural addictions to fast fashion and restore our faith in more long-lasting, creative and self-defined ideas of how we dress.
Newcastle-based but global in reach, Trendlistr is one of a number of innovative vintage marketplaces using new technologies to reimagine the importance of older, traditional ways of being in the world, including bricolage, remaking, and reusing; importantly, Rogers will have us rethink some of the outdated stereotypes attached to ‘reuse’ and in particular ‘vintage’ clothing and fashion.
This talk is part of the Shift and Signal School, three days of workshops, sharing, live recordings and celebration of our commitment to work together for a flourishing future.
Shift and Signal is a commission by Dr Alex Lockwood, that creates a space in which to imagine how we can go deeper in our adaptations to the crises of the contemporary moment such as social inequality, climate change, and species extinction. The project is an attempt to shift us beyond the usual stuck conversations about how we implement change, and signal towards better ways of living that are now appearing.
The Shift and Signal School is part of Deep Adaptation. An ongoing programme of commissions, talks, events and workshops looking at how current social, civic and economic issues can be understood in relation to climate change.