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Biennial 2022 | Ways of Caring

State of Fashion Biennale 2022 | Ways of Caring

03 June – 10 July 2022

Exhibition, interventions, Workshops, Lectures, Seminar

With the theme Ways of Caring, the State of Fashion biennial 2022 once again draws attention to the state of fashion, this time specifically to repairing the broken connections and disrupted relationships in the world of fashion.

‘A society that cares, is a society prepared for repairs’

Traditionally, fashion is a networked system of relationships through which we communicate about who we are, how we feel, and how we relate to each other, to other animal species and to nature. Over time, the industrial fashion system, with growth and profit as its main objectives, has gained a dominant position and resulted in an industry that is caught up in a cycle of overproduction, feeding a culture of over consumption.

In close collaboration with its curator-team, consisting of Fashion Open Studio and NOT____ENOUGH collective, State of Fashion wants to find alternatives for this system, which perpetuates inequality by choosing one specific perspective and interest over many others. There are countless ways of practicing fashion that are not yet recognized in the mainstream. How do we create space for different fashion systems to co-exist? ‘A society that cares is a society prepared for repairs,’ states the team. They invite everyone to take part in their interventions: from repairing clothing to redesigning dysfunctional systems together.

With a series of exhibitions, interventions in the centre of Arnhem including repair workshops, clothing libraries, fashion designers in residence and a Recovery garden in park Sonsbeek, the theme Ways of Caring is shared with the public. Soon you will find more details about the locations and the involved makers and designers on this website.

Do you want to contribute to repairing the relationships in the world of fashion? Do you want to help us guide the audience? Then get in touch via: info@stateoffashion.org

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