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Call for Creative Practices
‘Ways of Caring - Practicing Solidarity’
30 June—1 July 2022
Location: Arnhem, The Netherlands

International Conference organized by ArtEZ University of the Arts (Fashion Professorship, MA Critical Fashion Practices, MA Practice Held in Common, BA Fashion Design) & State of Fashion in collaboration with Fashion Revolution


This is a call for all critical fashion practitioners that embrace solidarity in their practice.


The conference ‘Ways of Caring – Practicing Solidarity’ explores how to practice solidarity in fashion. In response to the Covid-19 outbreak, we’ve heard many calls for solidarity, a more solidary fashion industry, and more solidary practices of making and wearing. Yet, what are solidary ways of making, wearing and doing fashion? What does practicing solidarity actually mean? What or whom do we need to be solidary with? What does it mean to be solidary with each other, with animals, or with the earth, for example? How should we learn to do so? What should we unlearn? And how can we create the conditions to perform solidary behaviour on the long term?


In this conference we want to create encounters, open up conversations, and facilitate actual dialogues to collectively explore possible ways of practicing more solidarity in fashion. In close collaboration with Fashion Revolution, we invite platforms, educational institutes, artists, designers, collectives, researchers, performers, activists, healers, farmers, and/or critical fashion practitioners to share and present their visions on how to practice solidarity in fashion, and what that could – should – entail in the future. We value sharing knowledge, exchange and interactions, strengthening relations, collectivity and communities.


More information about the conference and how to participate here