Taskforce Fashion – Team Maastricht
Taskforce Fashion – Residency for Responsible Fashion
Commissioned by and in close collaboration with the Creative Industries Fund NL, Taskforce Fashion started in 2018, as a unique, multidisciplinary and research-based collaboration between fashion platforms FASHIONCLASH, M-ODE and State of Fashion.
In co-creation with Dutch design talent and in dialogue with the (inter)national fashion field and other disciplines, the three platforms investigate the transformative role of fashion in relation to social issues with various experiments.
Team Maastricht – VOELSTOF
The city of Maastricht is culturally flourishing and creatives many opportunities for young and emerging creative artists and companies. However, its region, South Limburg, is the unhealthiest region in The Netherlands. This current problem is tackled through various policy programs, including Positive Health, a concept that covers a much broader area than just your physical functioning.
Team Maastricht worked on solutions that can contribute to Positive Health: living a resilient and meaningful life. They looked at physical, psychological and spiritual functioning, as well as quality of life, social participation and daily functioning. How can fashion design contribute to better well-being? Special attention was given to the social participation of children and youngsters in society.
Team Maastricht hosted a day full of workshops with the children of the ‘Manjefiek Malberg school’. Through a series of fashion-related workshops the designers stimulated the kids to talk about their emotions in a fun and playful way. How do they dress up to represent the emotions of ‘amazement’, ‘anger’ or ‘happiness’? What memories do some of their t-shirts recall and how can we exchange them? These and many more questions formed the foundation of the workshops. In addition, the team wrote a manifest on the close relation between social and emotional development.
The team consists of designers AnoukxVera, Daisy van Loenhout, Antoine Peters, Iris Claessens and Esra Copur, under the lead of Branko Popovic (FASHIONCLASH).
Photography by Laura Knipsael
Panoramadeck presentation Taskforce Fashion
20 January till 27 March 2022