Activating Disruptive Fashion Modes and Practices


16th December 2016, 14.00-17.00hrs, BITZ, unibz fablab, via Rosmini 7/9, Bolzano

I tool part to a seminar organized by ModeUncut  focusing on disruptive modes of creating clothing that contest the wasteful, socially unjust practices of the mainstream fashion industry. Speakers included also Cecilia Palmer from Berlin and Anja-Lisa Hirscher from Ulm, Germany; Francesco Mazzarella from Loughborough, UK.

A Seminar: Disrupting Fashion Modes: Future Goals, Strategies and Practice


14.00 Introduction and opening talk. Alastair Fuad-Luke, Unibz, Bolzano. Download presentation as PDF: alastairfuad-luke_bitz_161216

14.15 “Making differently…together: New value creation with connected production”. Anja-Lisa Hirscher, Mode Uncut, Ulm.  Download presentation as PDF: anjahirscher_bitz_161216

14.35 “Circularity in fashion”. Cecilia Palmer, Fashion & Code. Download presentation as PDF: ceciliapalmer_bitz_161216

14.55 Francesco Mazzarella, University of Loughborough. “How can the service designer activate meaningful routes towards sustainable futures?”

15.15 “Fashioning platforms: How digital fabrication is changing the idea of production”. Zoe Romano, co-founder WeMake Makerspace Milan. Download presentation as PDF: zoeromano_bitz_161216

15.35 Panel discussion

15.50 Refreshment break

16.00 Co-creation exercises with speakers and the audience.
Part I Affinity/cluster analysis of post-its generated by the audience from the speakers’ talks.
Part II World cafe.

16.50 Summing up. Moderators from the World Cafe tables reflect on co-created outcomes.

17.00 Workshop ends.

MODE UNCUT is a think-do tank, collaborative network and platform for exploring and disrupting fashion practices, by reconfiguring designer-producer-consumer relationships. Collaborators include researchers, practitioners, commercial and social entrepreneurs and citizens.


Seoungsu Social Fashion Project in Seoul

In collaboration with Seongdong-gu, the Seoul (Korea) metropolitan government supported Seongsu Social Fashion Project (SSFP) within a bigger  effort to create a Social Economy Fashion Cluster as the center of social fashion as cooperation as a model of local development. The government has the plan of organising the manufacturing site and the production process involving small manufactures in Seongsu-don and to build a network of various business partners, like designers and producers, and professionals. The objective is to create a new, hybrid-style fashion ecosystem in order to develop both social and economic values.

Serpica Naro and WeMake were invited at the end of November 2016 to give a lecture and set up and exhibition to showcase the ongoing experimentation happening in Milan since 2005. We talked about open source fashion, technology,  openwear, social impact and projects taking place at WeMake Fablab and at Serpica Naro Lab.


Here you can download the final PDF booklet of the SSFP project.