The mission of LASER is to encourage contribution to the cultural environment of a region by fostering interdisciplinary dialogue and opportunities for community building to over 40 cities worldwide.
Out of Fashion – Aalto LASER Talks
Clothing is a crucial aspect of human identity and cultural expression. However, the fashion industry's environmental impact is alarming, as it generates 10% of global greenhouse gas emissions. The majority of garments end up incinerated or in landfills, and half a million tons of plastic microfibers enter the oceans annually.
Urgent systemic shifts are essential to counteract this. Out of Fashion discusses the steps we need to take to get rid of fast fashion.
Online stream starts at 16:00 (EET), Thursday 30 November
If you want to ask a question, open the stream chat in Youtube.
|Out of Fashion // Aalto LASER Talks|
|16:00||Introduction & welcome, professor Kirsi Niinimäki|
New fashion paradigm
Fashion Futures 2040: scenarios and degrowth
|17:25||Panel & questions from the audience|
|18:00||Stage program ends, mingling begins|
Drop by the Hybrid Stage on the Otaniemi campus or watch the live stream on Aalto’s YouTube channel. On campus, the evening continues with relaxed conversation over food and drinks – and music. The venue has places for 80 people.
LASER Talks welcome everyone who is interested in challenging conventions and advancing new ways of thinking and working. The event is particularly relevant for doctoral students and alumni who seek to broaden their horizons. The language of the event will be English.
Our LASER Talks speakers
Associate Professor, Fashion research at Aalto University
Kirsi Niinimäki is a leading scholar in the field of sustainable fashion.
Her Fashion/Textile FUTURES research group studies and integrates closed-loop, bio-economy, and circular economy approaches in fashion and textile systems, expanding our understanding of strategic sustainable design.
Researcher at Leuphana University & Bochum University of Applied Sciences
Stephan Wallaschkowski’s research revolves around sustainable consumption, gender, and social change, with a particular focus on the area of fashion consumption. He is a sustainability scientist, originally trained in consumer psychology and consumer sociology.
Stephan Wallaschkowskiworks as a researcher at the Leuphana University in Lüneburg and as the coordinator for sustainability education at Bochum University of Applied Sciences.
Doctoral researcher at Aalto University’s Bioinnovation Center
Sofia Guridi is a designer specialized in the intersection of textiles, electronics and biomaterials for creating interactive surfaces. Combining traditional knowledge with material experimentation, her experience ranges from applied research to artistic installations.
She is currently part of the Fashion/Textiles Futures research group and the Bioinnovation Center at Aalto University, where she is pursuing her PhD on Sustainable Smart Textiles.
Katia Dayan Vladimirova
Researcher and lecturer at the University of Geneva
Dr. Katia Dayan Vladimirova works on the topics of sustainable fashion consumption, sufficiency, degrowth, and social change. Trained as a political philosopher and political scientist, Dr. Dayan Vladimirova explores the challenges of transforming our societies to live within the Planetary Boundaries - through the lens of fashion and textiles.
Katia is a founder of the International research network on Sustainable Fashion Consumption, a community with over 100 members from 20+ countries.
Leonardo/ISAST LASER Talks is a program of international gatherings that bring artists, scientists, humanists and technologists together for informal presentations, performances and conversations with the wider public. The mission of LASER is to encourage contribution to the cultural environment of a region by fostering interdisciplinary dialogue and opportunities for community building to over 50 cities and 5 continents worldwide.
Hybrid Stage events are tailored for simultaneous on-site and online participation. The venue has four robotic cameras that cover the whole event area. Please note that the audience might appear in the live stream and recordings.
- Hanna-Mari Ylinen, Aalto Networking Platform, [email protected]