Global South-Global North
The fashion industry has long been running on diminishing, eradicating and erasing clothing systems that do not contribute to a global narrative or system. How craft, in specific to Indigenous communities, is regarded in relation to design is a direct consequence of this, in which its validity and meaning is at the detriment to an oppressive system that invalidates the the value of local and cultural systems such as those that are present in Mozambique, alongside the regenerative ways of living and making (weaving) that compose human stories. The urgency lies in contesting cultural erasure and ethnic cleansing, in which cultural stories such as those taking place in Linga Linga have a valuable and much needed contribution to ancestral knowledge and its contribution to social, environmental and cultural justice.
Published Paper: Everything Starts with a Knot
The Solar Lab
Founder of Studio Palha, Zinzi de Brouwer, will be giving a workshop centred around Solar Palha on the 29th of September as part of the Solar Lab of The Solar Biennale. The Solar Lab program will feature several leading solar designers, solar researchers and solar material engineers to provide inspiration, share their extensive knowledge and provide feedback on participant's ideas. The Solar Lab - Personal will take place at and in collaboration with the New Order of Fashion Institute (NOoF) in Eindhoven. NOoF is an international platform for exceptional fashion talent that enables forward thinking designers to boost the revolution of and the transition to a circular fashion industry.