Analog Eco Symposium

Symposium Analog Eco

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Festival Analog Eco of the Grafische Werkplaats is all about sustainability. This festival is in line with the global necessity to research the usage of sustainable materials and embed them in daily practice.

In short presentations, experts and makers share their vision on sustainability. The emphasis during this symposium will be on textiles,  fashion and the exhibition.

Kim Poldner
Simone de Waart
Aliki vander Kruijs
Dewi Bekker
Laura Luchtman

Moderator: Nanette Hogervorst

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Kim Poldner

Kim Poldner (1978) is Professor Circular Business at The Hague University of Applied Sciences and is affiliated with Wageningen University & Research (WUR), the Netherlands where she founded the Circular Fashion Lab and developed the MOOC ‘Design, Science and Value in a Sustainable Clothing Industry’ .

Professor Poldner graduated at the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland: for her PhD project she longitudinally studied 58 sustainable entrepreneurs in the fashion industry. She initiated and organized the first edition of Un-Dress in 2012, named after her PhD dissertation: ‘Un-Dress – Stories of Ethical Fashion Entrepreneuring’.

Her research interests evolve at the crossroads of entrepreneurship, aesthetics and sustainability and she has written award winning case studies on sustainable fashion pioneers such as Veja and Osklen. She publishes in journals such as Organization, Journal of Business Venturing, Organization Studies, Organization & Environment, Business & Society and Journal of Cleaner Production.

Before she embarked on an academic career, Professor Poldner was founder of the first eco fashion store in The Netherlands in 2005 and initiator of online platform ‘Eco Fashion World’. Her green wardrobe, including her up cycled wedding dress, was exhibited during the exhibition ‘Wear I Am’ in 2017.

Kim Poldner, lector of “Circular Business” at The Hague University of Applied Sciences and assistant lector of “Entrepreneurship & Organization” at the University of Wageningen, where she leads the Circular Fashion Lab.

Simone de Waart

Simone de Waart of “Material Sense” and “Material Sense Lab”, expert and specialist in the field of materials.

Simone has been designing and developing new materials since graduating as a material designer at the Design Academy in Eindhoven. She pleads for considered choices of materials as a starting point in the creative exploration phase of the design process and she sees collaboration between design, industry, and science as crucial for this.

She enjoys teaching and finds this necessary for the emerging field of material innovation. She has been a lecturer at the Eindhoven University of Technology at the Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering since 2002 and she was associated with the Design Academy Eindhoven as a lecturer for more than ten years. She works as a guest lecturer at art and design academies and universities worldwide.

Nanette Hogervorst

Nanette Hogervorst, initiator of Fashion platform ‘Our World’ and ‘Sustainable Fashion Gift Card,’ expert on sustainable clothing and innovative developments in the field of fashion.

Presentation of  the exhibition Analog Eco with Dewi Bekker and Laura Luchtman

Dewi Bekker’s work revolves around the manufacturability of visual identity. By creating playful installations she investigates materiality relating to the human body.

Laura Luchtman focusses with her textile and pattern design studio Kukka on experimental colour- and material research.

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Aliki van der Kruijs

Aliki van der Kruijs is an artist / designer who ’thinks through textiles’. She is currently a resident at the Jan van Eyck academie in Maastricht, she collaborates with companies like ‘Het Nieuwe Instituut’ and the ‘Sandberg Instituut’ and her works are acquired by museums and ministries in different countries.

She combines her background in graphic and fashion design in research to how different materials, from ceramics to textiles, can be a means of communication. With her work she investigates the synergy between weather, matter, colour and space in which notion of time and motion are essential factors.

From a conceptual approach, a curiosity for matter and science and an experimental working attitude she develops a visual grammar in which natural elements such as rain, the sun, heat or salt have been used several times as a “tool” to edit material and generate meaning. Exploring natural materials and experimenting with them for a “wasteless” approach is something Aliki pursuits. She collaborates with scientists, architects, textile-, colour- and screen printing specialists, archives and research institutions and industry for a sustainable art and design production.