The Fashion Professorship aims to rethink the cracks in the fashion system and the role that fashion plays – and could potentially play – in relation to urgent social, cultural, environmental and political developments in contemporary society. We envision an alternative and more engaged future of fashion in which we do more justice to fashion’s human dimension. Through research, design and critical thinking, we analyse and develop alternative approaches, systems, vocabularies and strategies. In doing so, we aim to activate the power of fashion to reimagine future bodies, future materials and future makers to contribute to resilient futures and inclusive societies.
As of today the second print run of the book of Dr. Daniëlle Bruggeman: Dissolving the Ego of Fashion: Engaging with Human Matters, is available again on ArtEZ Press.
Dissolving the Ego of Fashion: Engaging with Human Matters explores critical theories and practices that help to better understand and rethink the cracks in the fashion system. In doing so, this publication examines the role that fashion plays – and could potentially play – in urgent socio-cultural, environmental and political developments in contemporary society. Daniëlle Bruggeman focuses on the importance of envisioning a more engaged future of fashion that does more justice to fashion’s human dimension. This entails fundamentally redefining the value systems from which we work and live, as well as reconsidering how we engage with each other and the material resources of the earth. Due to its power of imagination, fashion can function as a tool to conceptualize and realize a more meaningful, inclusive, resilient – and above all more human – future society.