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An online forum in collaboration with Polimoda, including a special declaration of change by Lidewij Edelkoort
Curated by Lidewij Edelkoort & Philip Fimmano

Saturday, February 5th, 2022

Florence 14:00 — 18:30
New York 8:00 — 12:30

A conscious design landscape starts with the cultivation of ecological knowledge, circular thinking and green ethics. Join us for an inspiring line-up of farmer-designers who are heeding to this call, translating fibers into fabrics and even fashion. Their dedicated work can inspire initiatives of hope everywhere, from radical education to regional production and slower consumption. The farm is the future.

(local times in Florence, CET)

14:00 WELCOME, Philip Fimmano, co-founder, World Hope Forum

14:05 SPECIAL EVENT: A DECLARATION OF CHANGE, Li Edelkoort, trend forecaster & co-founder, World Hope Forum

14:25 RADICAL EDUCATION, Massimiliano Giornetti & Linda Loppa, Polimoda, Florence, in conversation with Li Edelkoort

14:40 JAPANESE FIBRE, Kaori Ieyasu with AONI, Kyoto

15:00 THE KNITTING FARM, Reina Ovinge, the Knitwit Stable, the Netherlands

15:20 THE LINEN PROJECT, Pascale Gatzen, Shared Stewardship, the Netherlands

15:40 INDIGENOUS COTTON, Shradha Kochhar, textile artist, India

16:00 FARMING, WEAVING, SPINNING, CRAFTING, Claudy Jongstra, textile artist, the Netherlands

16:30 WOOL SHEPHERDING, Laura Sansone, founder New York Textile Lab

16:50 CONSCIOUS MOHAIR, Frances van Hasselt, FvH, South Africa

17:10 NOMADIC YAK & NETTLE, Daniel Costa, Italy

17:30 MOUNTAIN VILLAGE, Angel Chang, fashion designer, United States

17:50 RESPECTFUL ALPACA, Isabel Berz, co-founder, Las Manuelas, Peru, in conversation with Philip Fimmano

18:10 A GLOBAL FIBERSHED, Rebecca Burgess, founder & director, Fibershed

18:30 CLOSING WORDS, Li Edelkoort & Philip Fimmano, World Hope Forum

evite photo: the studio of Adriana Meunié
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