Mark your diaries! Another UCRF Local Assembly is scheduled, this time taking place in Oslo on 11th September 2019. More information will follow in due course.
A local assembly of UCRF took place in Arnhem, The Netherlands on 5th June 2019 and involved around 70 people. Following an Open Space methodology, the local assembly put forward a range of urgent themes for debate and voted to discuss nine of them — a summary of the conversations follows. In addition, seven priorities for further action and consideration were put forward, the Arnhem communique in which the Union should seek to foreground:
- Lightness and play
- The knowledge and practice to grow out of growth
- The global living wage
- Connecting and communicating with the outside world
On 5th June 2019, the Union of Concerned Researchers in Fashion is holding its first Local Assembly in Arnhem, the Netherlands, and we invite you to come and take part.
The Local Assembly will take place within a ‘Community Event’ of the ArtEZ Fashion Professorship and MA Fashion Held in Common. It will be organised using open space methodology and will discuss urgent questions and issues around fashion and sustainability. Our intention is to draft a communiqué from the Arnhem Assembly to share will the rest of the Union.
The event runs from 13:00 – 18:30 CET.
5th May 2019
As the programme for the 2019 Copenhagen Fashion Summit has now been published, the Union of Concerned Researchers in Fashion issues the following public comments on the programme. In particular, the Union wishes to highlight the paradoxical or even misleading use of language in describing “sustainable fashion” activity.