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Path Breaker: Ursula Franklin

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“Technology involves organization, procedure, symbols, new words, equations, and most of all, it involves a mindset.” (Franklin 1999, 17)  As part of the UCRF initiative ‘Path Breakers — Path Finders’ where we celebrate the many voices who have inspired and guided the work of change over many years, including systems change in fashion, we turn our attention to Ursula Franklin. Thank you to UCRF member Dr Mark Joseph O’Connell for nominating Professor Franklin. University of Toronto Professor Emerita, Ursula Franklin […]

Path Breaker: Manfred Max-Neef

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As part our initiative to celebrate the many voices who have inspired and guided the work of systems change over many years, we are focusing today on Manfred Max-Neef. UCRF’s hope is to diversify the paths and journeys within the field, led by local guides. “I severed my ties with the trends imposed by the economic establishment, disengaged myself from “objective abstractions” and decided to “step into the mud”. In 2019, Manfred Max-Neef passed away. […]

Path Breakers — Path Finders

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One of UCRF’s goals is to create an ‘activist knowledge ecology’, and as part of this we wish to to also acknowledge the ‘path breakers’ of our field. However, while it is tempting to “stand on the shoulders of giants,” we also want to stand, sit and lie down elsewhere, and in so doing acknowledge the multitude of ways sustainability in fashion must be studied and practised. The landscape of sustainability is rich and diverse, […]