Fashion, Upcycling, and Memory A Practice-Based Approach
Fashion, Upcycling, and Memory questions practices and explores its profound connection to memory and sustainability. Through a practice-based researcher lens, the research examines the intricate interplay between upcycling and memory, unveiling assemblages of concepts, objects, and values that inspire action.
This book takes readers on a journey through the multidimensional relationship between individuals and clothing. It delves into the disposal of garments and the transformative aspirations embedded within the fashion industry. Employing the unique research methodology known as "A/r/t/ography," which merges artistic practice, rigorous research, and educational development, this book unearths the dynamic interplay between upcycling and memory.
The author unravels the intricate web of connections within upcycling through diverse practices, methods, and insightful interviews. By critically questioning established norms and scrutinizing the actions of fashion designers, the book makes significant contributions to existing literature. Additionally, it offers practical recommendations for sustainable fashion education, making it an indispensable resource for individuals involved in the textile and fashion field. Enhanced with visual aids such as images and illustrations, this book ensures an engaging reading experience that immerses readers in the research-based discourse.
1. Sustainable fashion: The memory of fashion
2. Memory and A/r/tography
4. Fashion and memory
5. The assemblage of sustainable fashion: Upcycling
6. Sustainable fashion education: Lessons from the past experiences
7. Alive fashion from the periphery
"We have been led to believe fashion is a means to squander resources for vanity. But as Odabaşı shows, fashion is not a cemetery for discarded time, but a reservoir of revitalized imagination. Opening the wardrobe to deep study, Odabaşı proposes a series of sagacious systems to rethink upcycling and ask: What kind of history do we want fashion to write?”
Dr. Otto von Busch, Professor, Parsons School of Design at The New School, USA