Hogeschool van Amsterdam

kenniscentrum faculteit Digitale Media & Creatieve Industrie

Invitation Food For Thought

Lunch presentatie Centre for Aplied Research FDMCI


'Food For Thought' is the new name for the widely appreciated Brown Bag Lunches for and by FDMCI colleagues. Lecturers, teachers, researchers and students present their research activities and projects and give food for thought to each other during lunch. The first presentation is given by Irene Maldini, researcher at the Fashion Research & Technology and PhD candidate at VU University Amsterdam.

We would like to invite you to the first meeting on Monday 29 May 2017 at 12.00 in the Auditorium of the Benno Premselahuis, Rhijnspoorplein 1, 1091 GC Amsterdam.

Sign up here for the catering.


12.00 Walk with coffee, tea and sandwich

12.10 Welcome by Sabine Niederer, general manager Centre for Applied Research FDMCI

12.15 Presentation by Irene Maldini on user involvement in design and its implications for the sustainability of clothing (in English)

13.00 End

User involvement in design: implications for the sustainability of clothing

This PhD project explores the possibility of diminishing the amount of clothing produced and consumed through personalization and production on demand. This possibility is examined critically through three different perspectives: a fashion history and theory approach, an empirical (quantitative and qualitative) approach and a research-through-design approach. This is an ongoing project, the presentation will include outcomes of the research as much as actions and methods planned for the future, with opportunities to share feedback and receive suggestions from the audience.