Lifecycles will feature high profile speakers including:
Jon Lewis - “Portraits from the Edge” Kiribati – Putting a Face to Climate Change
Jon Lewis is a co-founder of Greenpeace Australia and one of the
country’s leading photographers. His most recent body of work “Portraits from the Edge” Kiribati – Putting a Face to Climate Change, will be
presented at this seminar.
It records the impact of climate change on the people of the small Republic of Kiribati, a series of small atolls in the Equatorial Pacific that is gradually being subsumed by water.
Bronwyn Darlington - The Potential for Sustainable Supply Chains to Build Social, Ethical and Cultural Capital
Bronwyn Darlington has worked extensively in the fashion manufacturing and mining industries in addition to finance, engineering and local government. This has been in both internal and consulting capacities with sustainability as a core focus.
Her presentation at this seminar will be a consideration of how we can apply social, ethical and cultural benefits to supply chain management in the fashion and textile industry. In addition to setting up Darlington Consulting, she was the founder of Rise Up Productions and until recently served as a member
of the Australian Government’s Textile Clothing and Footwear (TCF)
Industry Innovation Council.
Mark Liu – Zero Waste
Fashion and textile designer Mark Liu launched his Zero Waste range at London Fashion Week in 2007. The Central St Martin’s graduate focuses on the pattern cutting process to produce garments that utilise all the fabric. The innovative process and the conceptual framework that underlies it will form the basis for his presentation at this seminar.
Lui has worked for leading fashion designers such as Alexander McQueen and Ghost.
Alison Gwilt – The Fall and Rise of the Fashion Neighbourhood
UTS fashion design academic Alison Gwilt explores sustainable solutions and
strategies for fashion and textile design practice through her practice-based
research activities and PhD studies.
Her presentation will focus on the use of positive design interventions that challenge the current fashion design paradigm within the fashion design methodology. Alison is co-editor of the forthcoming book, Fashioning Now, to be published by Earthscan later this year.
- 6 April 2010 to 8 April 2010
- 09:00 - 11:00
- City - Broadway CB01 Tower 10.2.470
- All Welcome
- Prof Marie O’Mahony