Design Intelligence;FASHION is a full two-day creative and knowledge-sharing experience taking place in New York on September 18–19. The event offers workshops, lectures, networking and different social activities.
While the workshops and the social activities are by invitation only the lectures on September 19 are open for the public. The lectures are free; no tickets or reservations required, and take place between 8.50am and 4pm at the Tishman Auditorium, The New School, 66 W 12th Street, New York.
Here’s the the full program for the lectures:
Introduction by Designboost: What is Design Intelligence; FASHION.
Welcome speech by Joel Towers, Executive Dean of Parsons the New School for Design
Inaugural address by Annika Rembe, Director-General, Swedish Institute
9.20am SESSION ONE
Hazel Clark, research chair of fashion, Parsons the New School for Design
Ulrica Berglund, PhD Student, Centre for Fashion Studies at Stockholm University
Gudrun Sjödén, designer and founder, Gudrun Sjödén
Eric Stubin, owner and CEO, Trans-Americas Textile Recycling Inc
10.45am Energizing break
11.00am SESSION TWO
Marcus Bergman, head of sustainability, Gina Tricot
Otto von Busch, assistant professor in integrated design, Parsons the New School for Design
Sarah Scaturro, head of the Conservation Laboratory at The Costume Institute, Metropolitan Museum of Art
12.00pm Lunch break
1.00pm SESSION THREE
Sabine Seymour, assistant professor in Fashionable Technology, Parsons The New School for Design
Michael Bricker, chief innovator, People for urban progress
Emy Blixt, creative director, designer and founder, Swedish Hasbeens
Martina Arfwidson, owner and president, Face Stockholm
2.30pm Energizing break
3.00pm SESSION FOUR
Rebecca Earley, researcher, MISTRA Future Fashion
Isabel Encinias, consultant in creative direction, Urban Zen
Timo Rissanen, assistant professor of Fashion Design and Sustainability, Parsons The New School for Design
Design Intelligence;FASHION is a collaboration between the Swedish Institute and Designboost. With support by Parsons The New School for Design, Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum, Fashion Center, the Consulate General of Sweden in New York, Svensk Form, Swedish Trade Council, and fashion brands, organizations and individuals from Sweden and the US.
There is a Facebook page for the lectures here. The official hashtag is proposed to be #DIFNY.
Design Intelligence;FASHION is part of the initiative Swedish Fashion Goes New York. The initiative also include the event Northern Exposure on fashion fair Capsule, where Swedish and Finnish labels are presented on New Museum on the 17th of September, as well as the seminar “Swedish fashion – H&M, Acne and much more” which is arranged by Svensk Form on Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) on the 13th of November.