MAKE at LaFutura 2014
We are living in a post-capitalist society in which the problems that we are facing on a global scale are too big and complex to be solved by governments or institutions. Our economic, political, technological and social systems need to be reconsidered and recreated. The forerunners of a new industrial revolution are proclaiming a radical change based on shared ownership and participation. Producers and consumers are being replaced by a movement of makers, tinkerers and tailors, engineers and entrepreneurs, that are working with futuristic technologies as well as traditional crafts.
Hilde Roothart is trend researcher and founder of Trendslator, a trend studio that researches changes and developments and translates trends into strategies and concepts. Social changes and trends in consumer behaviour are translated into marketing focused proposals, combining analytic and creative methods.
The Latest Trends – International Speakers – Workshops
At this year´s LaFutura we have international speakers sharing their knowledge about trends in different areas and markets. This year we are welcoming Piers Fawkes (Founder & CEO PSFK, NYC), Brian Tiong (b-side Consulting from Singapore), Tom Palmaerts (Partner at Trendwolves and trendwatcher of the year 2013), Hilde Roothart (trend researcher and founder of Trendslator) and many more!
We will also work with those trends in workshops to give you room for questions and discussions with trend experts and other business professionals. You can find the entire schedule for this day and more info on the workshops here.
All of this takes place in the creative atmosphere of the new Hello bank! Pop-up in Brussels, where latest digital innovations are displayed and ready for you to try them out. On november 7th the event will start at 9 am. However we have organised a dinner the night before at La Manufacture, one of the hotspots in Brussels. Discover all the locations of this year’s LaFutura here.
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Every day some 30 million people around the world are exploited so that we can wear clothes. A long series of factory disasters caused by irresponsible production under dangerous conditions reached an all-time low last year with the tragic disaster at the clothing factory in the Rana Plaza in Bangladesh, which killed more than 1.1oo people. More and more people and consumers feel that things cannot continue like this and are looking for solutions to the problem. That’s why Humanity House is investigating the future of fair fashion in a temporary exhibition entitled Fair Fashion Lab.
Fair Fashion Lab presents six striking approaches that demonstrate the power of design, art and technology in the search for unusual and surprising solutions to problems in the clothing industry. In addition, Humanity House wants to engage in dialogue with the clothing industry and with exhibition visitors. Six renowned and talented designers and artists each occupy a space in the lab where they can trigger visitors and set them to work with solutions for sustainable and fair fashion: artist Arne Hendriks, the controversial artist TINKEBELL, fashion designer Monique van Heist, trendwatcher Hilde Roothart and researcher Natascha van der Velden. Hilde Roothart is among the best-known trend watchers and trend interpreters in the Netherlands. In the exhibition she restores the relation between designer, maker and consumer. Using a loom installation, visitors will jointly create a work of clothing art.