Our 3-day Exhibition Design Hub and Pop-Up event – APPEARANCE – will take place from 23.09. – 25.09.2022 at the Design Zentrum Hamburg in the harbour city, it explores how colonialism, racism and capitalism in fashion interact through a discursive, performative and artistic programme. The focus is on a critical examination of fashion’s colonial past, coloniality and its continuities in our present. For this reason, we mainly want to present marginalised positions of BIPoC as well as “fashion” practices from the global south, e.g. through fashion installations/workshop/ exhibition. While highlighting “alternative” views, we also discuss contemporary issues related to these practices in the here and now.
The project comprises two main themes:
1) Colonial Reappraisal, 2) Deconstructing Fashion.
We will look at existing structures through a decolonial and power-critical lens and explore the knowledge implications and relations through art and fashion. Finally, we want to define the next steps to overcome existing ideologies and move towards a more sensible and conscious fashion and design production. This kind of artistic production benefits from the synthesis of different academic disciplines, artists, activism, artistic genres and formats to create an innovative conglomerate.
Source: Fashion Africa Now.