Stitching Together Cultural Threads | Occupy Baltan

  • Creating a local community for circularity in the textile industry 

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    Creating a local community for circularity in the textile industry

    Event by Viviana M.Calderrón de la Barca as part of OccupyBaltan

    Within the “Occupy Baltan Social Design Residency” which hosts three residents that currently occupy the Lab, documentary and fiction screenwriter Viviana M. Calderón de la Barca invites you to her event: Stitches of Cultural Threads

    A social event for everyone to sew a (very large) quilt together, to help spread the message over Circular Economy in the textile sector and make it a reality.
    Participants will learn over alternative materials and textile innovation, to create a positive sociocultural impact and increase awareness to renew ties with nature.

    Your admission ticket includes all materials, a welcoming drink, live music, and the chance to win unique surprises made by women artists and textile designers. See the program here:

    17:00 | Doors open
    17:30 | Welcome speech
    17:40 | Short - New Order of Fashion interviews
    17:45 | Stitching together at table (materials will be already there for each participant)
    18:00 | Raffle

    PLUS, the final collective textile work will be part of an art video installation as the conclusion of the artist’S Baltan Residency.

    This is an intergenerational event. All ages are welcome.
    The admission fee of 7,50 euros pp, (students 5,00) will also help to finance post-production costs.
    Reserve your spot via Eventbrite

    More about Viviana’s project:

    Cultural Thread aims to document (written as well as audio-visually) the intergenerational consumer behaviour and sustainable approaches to textile design.
    The aim of this is to empower and share information with the community, as one response to sustainable consumerism in the textile and fashion industry in Eindhoven. Eventually, this project will be included to Life Is a Cultural Thread (2022) documentary, planned to premiere in 2022.

    While the target outcome is to share over intergenerational consumer behaviour and sustainable design aspects in this project, other sociocultural topics (such as intergenerational collaboration, post-retail consumerism, eventual reuse of textiles and clothing, creating awareness of over consumerism, or slow fashion) are part of the theoretical research.

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