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15 Jun 2018

10am to 5pm

We would like to invite LCF students and alumni to a speculative one day workshop where our body ecosystems will be explored through microbiology and fashion.

Advancements in biotechnology are providing us with a new perspective on what it is to be human - that we are in fact an ecosystem made up of trillions of micro-organisms which live within and on our bodies. Not only that, they extend beyond our skin forming invisible clouds of microbes, called microbial plumes.

The microbial plume is unique to each of us. As we interact with our surroundings, we leave behind parts of it, making it possible to trace it back to each person’s unique identity, where we have been, who have we been with, and our microbial make up.

Participants will explore how fashion practices can be used to instigate new forms of interaction based on how this information is shared. They will investigate what the social, cultural and political implications are if emerging technologies enabled us to perceive our microbial plumes.

This workshop is open to all LCF students and alumni. It will inform a project that is part of Fashion Space Gallery's Design Residency and will take place at Arcade East, Mare Street in September.

Book tickets here.