This 12 months I took half within the vogue residency Taskforce Trend 2020. Taskforce Trend began in 2018, as a singular, multidisciplinary and research-based collaboration between vogue platforms FASHIONCLASH, M-ODE and State of Trend, commissioned by and in shut collaboration with the Inventive Industries Fund NL. In co-creation with Dutch design expertise and in dialogue with the (inter)nationwide vogue subject and different disciplines, the three platforms examine the transformative position of vogue in relation to social points with numerous experiments.
Taskforce Trend – Residency for Accountable Trend
This 12 months’s residency revolved across the query “As a designer, how would you prefer to take social duty inside your observe?” Collectively, we attempt to make a constructive contribution to the world round us by taking up a rising duty; whether or not it’s by serving to the aged, combating racism, reducing segregation or battling another social-cultural matter that stands in the way in which of collaboration, mutual understanding and solidarity.
Collaboration and the design course of are central to Taskforce Trend. For the 2020 Residency for Accountable vogue fifteen vogue skills had been chosen, who – each individually and in groups of 5 – zoom in on three cities within the Netherlands: Maastricht, Tilburg and Rotterdam. I used to be a part of Crew Tilburg.
Crew Tilburg investigated how vogue generally is a technique of social intervention. By extending the idea of vogue past clothes, with an emphasis on private fashion and id, a neighborhood mission is realised in collaboration with younger individuals from the northern Tilburg district, Tilburg Noord.
We organised two photoshoots concerning the energy of variety; variety in individuals and in vogue kinds. With the assistance of an area staff, Crew Tilburg portrayed the hanging and numerous youth of Tilburg Noord: the outcomes, greater than 25 portraits, had been offered in the course of the pop-up photograph exhibition ‘De Stijl van Noord’ in NS16 in June 2021.
De Stijl van Noord provides the younger individuals of Tilburg Noord a face. With out fuss, with out filter, however with plenty of fashion and persona. No skilled fashions, however (future) position fashions. The pictures and the exhibition put these genuine younger individuals from underexposed Tilburg North within the highlight in a constructive manner.
From January till March 2022, all three Taskforce Trend tasks will we exhibited in TextielMuseum Tilburg, the identical museum the place I developed my Chromarama tapestries. The exhibition is a part of the primary exhibition Lengthy Reside Trend! and might be offered on the Panoramadeck, the place the TextielMuseum exhibits shows from companions. Situated on the third ground of the museum, there’s an attractive view over the location, together with the chimney of the previous textile manufacturing facility.