10 feb - 24 mar

Webbinarium: Mångfald på design- och modehögskolor i Sverige och Finland

Tid: Onsdag 10 februari 2021, kl. 13.00-14.00
Plats: Webbinariet sänds via Zoom.
Språk: Engelska
Information: Jaana Vikman, jaana.vikman@finlandsinstitutet.se


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Black lives matter rörelsen har satt focus på bristen på etnisk mångfald och representation i samhället, men även internt inom företag och organisationer. Det här gäller även modebranschen och modehögskolorna.

Hur arbetar mode- och designhögskolorna i Sverige och Finland konkret med mångfald och representation i sina utbildningar? Vad menar vi egentligen med mångfald och representation? Finns det tillräckligt med resurser och kunskap att ta itu med dessa komplexa frågor? Och vilka möjligheter är förknippade med att uppmärksamma mångfaldsfrågorna inom mode- och designutbildningarna?

Välkommen till ett webbinarium där vi diskuterar dessa viktiga frågor med representanter för mode- och designhögskolorna!

Medverkande: Ervin Latimer, modedesigner; Annamari Vänskä, Aalto-universitetet, Patrik Söderstam, Konstfack; Erika Blomgren och Kristian David, Borås textilhögskola och Karina Ericsson Wärn, Beckmans designhögskola. Webbinariet modereras av Robin Douglas Westling, Swedish Fashion Council.

Webbinariet är en del av Stockholm Design Week 2021.

 

Diversity and Inclusion in Fashion and Design Schools in Sweden and Finland

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The Black Lives Matter movement has raised awareness and understanding of ethnic diversity in different levels of society. As a result, the representation of ethnic minorities has become a burning issue in the internal structure of companies and organizations, as well as in the fashion industry and fashion schools. Education is a concrete gateway into the fashion industry. Therefore, fashion and design schools have a great responsibility to create an inclusive learning environment where anyone can feel like they belong and that they matter.

How are diversity and inclusion addressed in the education of Swedish and Finnish design and fashion universities at the moment? What do we actually mean by diversity, inclusion and representation? Is there enough resources and knowledge to deal with these complex issues? What possibilities emerge, when we take diversity and inclusion into account in fashion and design education?

Join us for this important discussion with representatives for fashions and design schools in Sweden and Finland!

Welcome!

The webinar is part of Stockholm Design Week 2021 and will be available on our website later. We kindly ask you to register in advance. 

Panel

Ervin Latimer is a fashion designer, writer, queer artist and managing editor of Ruskeat Tytöt (Brown Girls) Media.

Annamari Vänskä is Adjunct Professor of Fashion Research, at the Aalto University, in Helsinki. Vänskä’s research focuses on fashion and visual culture, particularly on fashion media, fashion advertising and fashion curating from the perspective of gender studies, queer theory and posthumanism.

Patrik Söderstam is a Senior Lecturer at Konstfack, University of Arts, Crafts and Design in Stockholm. Söderstam is working multidisciplinary within style, craft and fine art.

Erika Blomgren is a lecturer and researcher in fashion and textile design at the Swedish School of Textiles in Borås, where she coordinates the BA program in Fashion Design. Current research investigates methods of reuse and remanufacturing in higher education as well as sketching methods for body, material and movement relations.

Kristian David is a BA graduate student at the Swedish School of Textiles in Borås.

Karina Ericsson Wärn is the Principal of Beckmans College of Design  since 2018. She has more than thirty years of combined work experience from higher education and the fields of art, design, communication and fashion, and is the author of a number of publications mainly within the field of fashion.

Robin Douglas Westling (Moderator), has led a pilot study about ”Racism, social sustainability and the lack of ethnic diversity within the Swedish fashion industry” for the Swedish Fashion Council. Westling also works as a freelance stylist and consultant for several acclaimed fashion brands, designers and magazines.