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On Creativity: Found In Translation

The CultureJukebox team always have their ears to the ground for exciting young creative people looking to work cross-discipline – so we’re really looking forward to London College of Fashion’s new exhibition Found In Translation.

It’s coming to the progressive House Of Vans space in Waterloo, open between February 16th and 26th.

Found In Translation

Found in Translation is a dynamic showcase of work from the School of Media and Communication Postgraduate courses at London College of Fashion, UAL. The eight day exhibition showcases new graduating talent with work from courses MA Fashion Curation, MA Fashion Journalism, MA Fashion Photography, MA Fashion Media Production, MA Costume for Performance, MA Fashion Cultures and Graduate Diploma in Fashion Media Styling.

This exciting interactive and multi-disciplinary exhibition will be combined with a series of related events, talks and workshops that spotlights a new generation of talent from fashion and music, style and talent.

image c/o House Of Vans

Highlights from the running programme of events include;

PERSPECTIVES ON FASHION CURATION
Friday 17 February | 4 – 7pm
Presented by the Centre for Fashion Curtion at LCF, an evening of talks, films and panel discussions to explore the practice of fashion curation from multiple perspectives. Bought to you from LCF’s Fashion Curation team, this will be an opportunity to dig deeper into the importance of this discipline in the context of fashion narratives, history and preservation.

CELEBRATING FEMALE FASHION IMAGE MAKERS
Sun 19 Feb | 12.30 – 1.45PM
An increasing number of fashion’s image makers are female and making waves in this once male dominated world. New graduate talent from London College of Fashion including Clara Giaminardi and Camilla Glorioso will present their work and discuss the relevance of gender in fashion photography.

KATHRYN FERGUSON ON FEMINISM AND FASHION FILM MAKING
Sun 19 Feb | 3.00 – 5.00PM
Selfridges in house film maker and LCF researcher, Kathryn Ferguson’s work has throughout her career explored female identity and representation. Through fashion film, Ferguson is able to speak with mainstream audiences and present thought-provoking messages. This will be an opportunity to see Ferguson’s work in the round and hear the film-maker discuss her unique perspective with Nilgin Yusuf. 

WHAT IS THE FUTURE OF SUBCULTURES? WITH I-D
Saturday 25 February | 3 – 5pm
In an age of super-fast online transmission, do sub-cultures still have a chance to develop and grow? Two documentaries commissioned by i-D’s Talent Producer and LCF alumni, Declan Higgins will be screened and a panel discussion chaired by Caryn Franklin will examine the current state of global sub-cultures.

Other exclusive events planned include masterclasses on fashion photography, film making and styling, digital fashion and culture talks, film screenings, and panel discussions.

All events are free. For the full  programme of events please see the LCF website

 

On Data: Dress For Our Time explores global migration

Dress For Our Time, by award-winning artist is a unique installation that brings statistics and fashion together to explore one of the world’s most pressing issues – migration.

The installation has been created by designer Helen Storey MBE RDI (London College of Fashion, UAL Centre for Sustainable Fashion). By using innovative technology, the latest data and Helen’s unique voice in fashion, Dress For Our Time delves into the complex matter of human displacement in a pioneering endeavour to change the social narrative of this complex topic. A really impressive idea.

image c/o Holition
image c/o Holition

The dress itself is a decommissioned refugee tent which once housed a refugee family in Jordan and was gifted to the project by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). In giving the tent a meaningful reincarnation as a public installation, Dress For Our Time transcends both data and fashion by humanising the numbers to tell a bigger story.

“Worldwide, one in every 113 people on the planet is now either a refugee, internally displaced, or seeking shelter – but numbers means nothing, if they don’t affect your own heart. This project uses the power of fashion to help us connect to the previously unimaginable and asks how each and every one of us can remain a humanitarian in such a time of colossal and irreversible change”. ~ Helen Storey, Professor of Fashion and Science at London College of Fashion, UAL

The UNHCR has logged a record 65.3 million people currently displaced worldwide and 21.3 million refugees.  Dress For Our Time uses the very latest data, representing one year’s worth of UNHCR statistics collected by its Field Information and Coordination Section. This information will be used to visualise the refugee crisis and demonstrate its true human element, through a striking animation that will be projected onto the dress itself using data visualisation developed by Holition. The animation is formed of points of light, each representing one hundred human lives and creatively illustrates the journey each one takes in search of a better life. The lights flow from six points, depicting the continents where the refugees have moved from, before populating the countries in which they find shelter. The image that emerges is not a world map of countries but a map of human migration.

 

The piece opened to the public earlier this month, and will be on show at The Science Museum until September 4th. For more information click here and follow the hashtag #Dress4OurTime. A powerful, timely and beautifully produced idea.