Seminar Earth Matters by Lidewij Edelkoort
Lidewij Edelkoort is one of world's most well-known trend forecasters. She travels around the world in order to study the evolution of socio-cultural trends. In collaboration with the TextielMuseum she organizes a seminar in which she will reflect on the theme of the exhibition 'Earth Matters'.
In this one-hour seminar Lidewij Edelkoort will examine how artists and designers investigate new ways to market and produce their products and ideas in a sustainable way.
"This ‘new’ century has brought about an opportunity for reflection and radical change, making up for a century of ecological abuse, overconsumption, greed and violence. For the first time, a society is emerging, using natural ingredients, offering energy alternatives and giving us hope and faith in the future. Resetting attitudes towards more respect for the Earth and for one another.
Design, art, photography and fashion mine inspiration from our planet; revering its beauty and resilience, bringing its struggle to our attention and contemplating its organic elements in awe, like true Romantics. From land to sea, from forest to mountain, a wealth of ideas sprout from the Earth, analysing and cataloguing its components: transformed into eco-conscious fabrics, textural materials, recycled remnants, oxidised alloys and vegetal colours; a movement redefining the tactile and emotional aspects of our life."
Date: Saturday, 10th June 2017
Time: 1:00 pm till 2:00 pm (lunch between 12:00 (noon) till 1:00 pm in the Foyer)
Prize: € 40,00 (€ 30,00 with discount)
Discount only for 'Friends of the Museum' and students (on presentation of a student pass).
When buying a ticket, a lunch can be booked for € 12,50 (vegetarian lunchbox with a salad, sandwich, bread roll and the choice of a piece of fruit and a drink).
Entrance TextielMuseum is included.
Speaker: Lidewij Edelkoort
Locaton: TextielMuseum, Auditory
Registration required: You are registered when payment for the seminar is received.
This seminar is made possible with financial support of Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds and VSB Fonds.
Picture: Thomas Straub, Out of Chaos, 2006