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Dirk Osinga, Mascha van Zijverden, Georg Bohle

http://recraftingcraft.wdka.nl/

Noordsingel 250, Rotterdam, Netherlands
Recrafting Craft is a project in which Dirk Osinga collaborates with the artist Georg Bohle and educational researcher Mascha van Zijverden.

Recrafting Craft


six speculative scenario's exploring tomorrow’s fashion education

Recrafting Craft


six speculative scenario's exploring tomorrow’s fashion education
six speculative scenario's exploring tomorrow’s fashion education
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  • New areas of operation

The fashion industry is creating many issues ranging from pollution and enormous amounts of waste to unethical working conditions. Fashion education is still educating students to become a haute couture designer.

Recrafting Craft starts from the notion of stimulating a synergy of traditional and future crafts. The six speculative scenario's offer a utopian impression of the productive possibilities which can emerge when fashion education is located in unconventional spatial contexts. These scenario's are used to open up a dialogue with educational institutions.

The project serves as an illustration for a way how architects can envision new directions for our institutions that come under greater strain trying to deal with the challenges facing our societies. Design research serves as a method to define the right questions, map the existing landscape and to explore different possibilities creating a creative and critical space that questions the status quo.


The Biotech Fashion School. What if the fashion school would merge with a biotech research lab at a university?

The Fashion Museum School. What if, instead of just superficially recycling images and styles, fashion took history seriously?

The High Street Fashion School. What if fashion schools were to appropriate shopping malls and transform spaces of pure consumption into hybrid spaces of production?

The Natural Fashion School. What if the fashion school of the future created its own circular economy?

The No Fashion School. What if we did not educate fashion designers in the traditional sense, but instead taught professionals to apply fashion wherever it is needed most, which is everywhere: at work and in the city, at home and in politics, in science and in technology?

Recrafting Craft


six speculative scenario's exploring tomorrow’s fashion education

Recrafting Craft


six speculative scenario's exploring tomorrow’s fashion education
six speculative scenario's exploring tomorrow’s fashion education
File under
Type of project
  • New areas of operation

The fashion industry is creating many issues ranging from pollution and enormous amounts of waste to unethical working conditions. Fashion education is still educating students to become a haute couture designer.

Recrafting Craft starts from the notion of stimulating a synergy of traditional and future crafts. The six speculative scenario's offer a utopian impression of the productive possibilities which can emerge when fashion education is located in unconventional spatial contexts. These scenario's are used to open up a dialogue with educational institutions.

The project serves as an illustration for a way how architects can envision new directions for our institutions that come under greater strain trying to deal with the challenges facing our societies. Design research serves as a method to define the right questions, map the existing landscape and to explore different possibilities creating a creative and critical space that questions the status quo.


The Biotech Fashion School. What if the fashion school would merge with a biotech research lab at a university?

The Fashion Museum School. What if, instead of just superficially recycling images and styles, fashion took history seriously?

The High Street Fashion School. What if fashion schools were to appropriate shopping malls and transform spaces of pure consumption into hybrid spaces of production?

The Natural Fashion School. What if the fashion school of the future created its own circular economy?

The No Fashion School. What if we did not educate fashion designers in the traditional sense, but instead taught professionals to apply fashion wherever it is needed most, which is everywhere: at work and in the city, at home and in politics, in science and in technology?


Idea by

Dirk Osinga, Mascha van Zijverden, Georg Bohle
Noordsingel 250
Rotterdam
Netherlands
Recrafting Craft is a project in which Dirk Osinga collaborates with the artist Georg Bohle and educational researcher Mascha van Zijverden.