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November 2017

[WEAR Sustain] Open Call 2 Launch for Central and Eastern Europe (Athens)

November 16, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm CET
B&M Theocharakis Foundation for the Fine Arts and Music, 9 Vasilissis Sofias & Merlin Street,Athens,10671, Athina 106 71, Greece

Please print and display our poster. The WEAR consortium, in cooperation with our local Greek partners is organising a WEAR Sustain Open Call 2 Launch Event for Central and Eastern Europe in Athens. WEAR Sustain seeks artists, designers and creative people of all forms to work with technologists to develop critical approach to design an ethical, sustainable, environmental, and aesthetic wearable device or smart/e-textiles project. The event aims to presenting the call to engineers, technologists and designers, to provide information in…

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[WEAR Sustain] Open Call 2 Launch for Central Europe (Paris)

November 22, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm CET
École nationale supérieure des arts décoratifs, 31 Rue d’Ulm, 75005 Paris, France

ENSAD   Join us for the Paris launch of WEAR Sustain , a new € 3m pan-European project that aims to change the landscape of embedded computing and electronic textiles towards a more sustainable and ethical approach. This afternoon and evening of conferences, roundtables and networking dedicated to the future of "wearables" and e-textiles ethical and sustainable hosted by ENSAD, will also include a presentation of the 2nd call for project Wear Sustain to fund concepts wearables and smart textiles committed…

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[WEAR Sustain] Open Call 2 Launch for Southern Europe (Milan)

November 30, 2017
Base Milano, Via bergognone 34
Milano, 20144 Italy
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Base Milano   Join us for the Milan launch of WEAR Sustain - a new € 3m pan-European project that aims to change the landscape of  wearable technology, smart and electronic textiles towards a more sustainable and ethical approach. Thursday 30th November @ Base Milano Via bergognone 34, 20144, Milano, Italia Tickets (FREE): http://bit.ly/WEAROC2Milan   Agenda   On the day there will be Short presentations of the WEAR Sustain project: The Economy of WEARSUSTAIN by Blumine The dimensions WEAR Sustain Ecosystem in Milan…

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December 2017

[WEAR Sustain] Open Call 2 Launch for South West Europe (Guimarães, Portugal)

December 6, 2017 - December 7, 2017
Guimaraes, Portugal

The municipality of Guimarães welcomes you to the WEAR Sustain Open Call Launch Event for South West Europe. Join us on Wednesday 6th and Thursday 7th December at IDE GUI, Design Institute of Guimarães for the launch of WEAR Sustain's 2nd and final round of competition funding. WEAR Sustain is a new € 3m pan-European project that aims to change the landscape of wearable technology, smart and electronic textiles towards a more sustainable and ethical approach. This is the second and…

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[WEAR Sustain] at Digital Futures: E-stitches, V&A Museum, London

December 9, 2017 @ 1:30 pm - 2:50 pm GMT
V&A Museum United Kingdom

  A special session and showcase by Digital Programmes, Victoria and Albert Museum, with talks and workshops by members of the e-stitches group, a meet-up for textiles and technology taking place regularly at the V&A. EVENT SCHEDULE: Talks from 13.30 to 14.50 followed by drop-in workshops led by Becky Stewart and Sara Robertson with Claire Felicity Miller. WEAR Consortium partner Camille Baker be on hand to share the progress of current selected project teams working with the Open Call themes: environment, use and reuse vs.…

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Sustainability and Ethics for Wearables and E-textiles [WEARbinar]

December 12, 2017 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 pm UTC+1

– Embedding life-cycle development and ethical design from the start – This session is critical for current teams who have just been through their mid-term review, as well for new applicants wanting to know more about the issues to help prepare their project proposals. Tuesday 12th December, 2017 10.30am-11.30am GMT/ 11.30am-12.30pm CET Duration: 30 minutes of presentations + 30 minutes discussion + Q&A Register:  https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/2811232816584389633

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The Power of Arts and Technology Collaboration [WEARbinar]

December 14, 2017 - December 21, 2017

Date & Time TBC, December, 2017 This discussion is critical to learn how arts and technology inform each other and catalyse each toward more novel approaches to creation and design. Each have their own language and philosophy and collaboration can be both challenging and extremely rewarding and bring pioneering outcomes. Thursday 14th December, 2017 1.30pm-2.30pm GMT/ 2.00pm-3.00pm CET Duration: 20 minutes + 30 minutes discussion + Q&A Register : https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/8999457980714729731

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Legal and IP considerations in co-creating wearables and e-textiles [WEARbinar]

December 19, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am UTC+1

– Essential considerations in co-developing wearables and e-textile prototypes, and beyond – The aim of this webinar is to aid creative and technology partners to pre-consider legal obligations, IP, contracting and joint development, prior to forming a team and applying to the WEAR Sustain Open Call. The webinar will cover the long-term opportunities of co-creation, including exploitation, ownership and contribution to an ethics and sustainability strategy. Tuesday 19th December, 2017 10.00-10.40am GMT/ 11.00-11.40am CET  Duration: 20 – 30 minutes + 10…

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March 2018

WEAR Sustain: Panel Discussions @ WEARABLE Technology Show 2018

March 13, 2018
ExCel, London E16 1XL, UK Custom House, UK

Join Dr. Camille Baker, UCA and WEAR Sustain at the Wearable Technology Show. Camille will be chairing two panels: 10:05am - Panel Discussion: Beyond the Wearable This frank conversation discusses the reasons that the luxe fashion industry is beginning to use technology beyond the wearable in order to engage with consumers. A talk which navigates the potential for building consumer-designer relationships through technology, and how brands are beginning to connect directly with their audience. Moderator: Camille Baker, Researcher & Reader, University for the Creative Arts Panellists:  Tammy…

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November 2018

WEAR sustain Final Event and Symposium

November 21, 2018
Bozar, Rue Ravenstein 23
1000 Brussels, Belgium
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Under the umbrella of Sustainable and Ethical Wearables and Smart/E-textiles, speakers will discuss how the fashion, textiles/e-textiles and electronics industries can: 1. Make future necessary creativity/aesthetics and technology implementation shifts? 2. Support creative collaboration processes & team dynamics, and well as (open) IP issues necessary for better development? 3. Support/ nurture project feasibility potential & longevity, as well as open and ethical Business models? 4. Shift toward more ethical vs/& open data collection & how to support ethical labour practices…

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