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Monday, March 16 • 11:00am - 12:00pm
Will Wearables Bring New Purpose to Fashion?

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The fashion industry is ripe for disruption: old industrial models are increasingly unsustainable in a world that needs less consumption and more equality.
How can emerging technologies, new materials and the open design movement change the way fashion works, bringing a new set of principles in to play that have a social and cultural focus, moving beyond the individual and more about our collective futures? Can wearables help fashion to redirect itself, without people losing their self-expression and personal style?

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Natsai Audrey Chieza

Founder, Studio Natsai Audrey
Natsai is a designer and researcher at Studio Natsai Audrey, a London-based Design Futures R&D studio working within the realm of Living Technology, or Biodesign. The studio's research and creative endeavours are driven by a desire to develop, prototype and question resilient systems... Read More →
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Alastair Parvin

Dir, WikiHouse
Alastair Parvin is a designer / civil rights inventor.

Beatrice Pembroke

Director, Creative Economy Team
Beatrice specialises in international multidisciplinary collaborations which combine digital technology and creative practice for social development. She developed and directs the global Creative Economy programme at the British Council and has recently worked with digital entrepreneur... Read More →

Cassie Robinson

Co-Founder, Techforgood.tv + The Point People

Monday March 16, 2015 11:00am - 12:00pm CDT
JW Marriott Room 206

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