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Call for articles | PAD #20

The Fashion and Textile reconstruction.
The ambivalence of the Emergency and Sustainability.

by Maria Antonietta Sbordone and Gianni Montagna (guest editors)

Publishers invite authors to send their contributions focused on Fashion and Textiles to participate to the n.20 of PAD – Pages on Arts and Design online journal.

Premise

The belated action of the humankind is part of its nowadays’ character, overwhelming the rhythm of the cycles of ecosystems, the effects of which they are propagated by presenting themselves in different forms; among these, the appearance of the emergency phenomenon, as an effect of the absence of sustainable action, exposes the entire society and the biological basis, on which the forms of civilization are perpetuated, to a serious risk.

An absence that confronts us with pressing questions about the real will of human action in terms of forecasting capacity and solution of its impact on the ecosystems. Sustainable action, could foresees the effects, designs the remedies to mitigate the damages, thinks about the safety of the global society as a whole, can allow to find solutions to the occurrence of unexpected and unwanted phenomena.

We look for a comparison and discussion from the absence of sustainable human action which leads us to the hostile form of the occurrence of the emergency phenomenon, facing the absence of technological protection of human values and welfare. The emergency is now to discuss and compare the different disciplinary areas in general, Fashion and Textiles in particular, in order to inspire and promote the turn up of a new dialogue more or less close and coordinated, but effective, in order to reconstruct the links between society and ecosystems.

CALL

The Call for papers focuses on Fashion and Textiles, as the most polluting sectors and, where the reconstruction of the real value chain is most urgent and in harmony with the needs of consumers and the protection of ecosystems. The reflection will be oriented to the emergency created by the textile/clothing sectors and the urgency of a sustainable and effective response, not only with regard to production processes but mostly as an effect above all the re-adaptation of social and cultural interpretative models. Tools of communication and persuasion par excellence, Fashion and Textiles are called to reinvent themselves in the role of (in)form, (re)innovate, (re)build and conciliate the relationship between human needs and the balance of ecosystems, so as to make coexistence possible.

Humans behave and the effects on the entire ecosystem that surrounds and supports it must be re-discussed, raising questions and proposing measures that minimize the current emergency and prevent future ones.

We hope an open, transparent and productive comparison and confrontation between the knowledge of the various scientific areas for/by the formulation of new theories and practices that allow the establishment of renewed balances, thanks to visions and solutions that implement forms of sustainability, according to the logic of circular economy.

The call, therefore, proposes discussion in the form of a dialectical debate between two or more research areas assuming that different systems, logics, methods, tools could establish and discuss the creation of complex synergies.

The aim is to establish a conscious design action that is able to give strong answers to the issues due to human inconsistencies, in terms of sustainable solutions to the impacts that cause environmental and social emergencies, reconstructing synergies between two specific but complementary sectors.

The social aspects, environmental compatibility, the economic challenge are the main references from which the diachronic and synchronic comparison for the Fashion and Textile sectors is articulated, according to the following categories:

  • design theories and practices: new ideas and knowledge are investigated according to a complementary logic in order to present new proposals and visions on society, products and forms of consumption;
  • tangible and intangible resources and skills: new productive possibilities and inclusive practices are proposed, where the priority aspects of sustainability give rise to innovative forms of thinking and doing;
  • strategies for sustainability and circularity (circular economy): a new value chain materializes, considering the intrinsic values of the fashion and textile product through strategies that support, adapt and reuse.

The topics will be oriented by the following areas formulated according to the proposed ambivalences, not limiting any contributions that reveal further dual pairs:

  • market / consumer
  • production/manufacturing
  • economy/resources
  • territories/excellence
  • project/company
  • concept / reality
  • creation / production
  • project/sustainability
  • processes / reconstruction

To participate we ask that you send:

  • Abstract proposals (from 2000 to 3000 characters, spaces included) beat in English and original languages by September 11 2020.
  • Full papers, only in English language, will be required to be submitted by November 13 2020 and then be subjected to double-blind peer review. The length of the contributions 20000/25000 characters (abstract, notes and bibliography excluded). Authors’ affiliation and short bios (max 1000 characters, spaces included) have to be attached in a separated word file.
  • Illustrations (maximum 10 per article) must be collected in a .zip folder to be renamed by accompanying the author’s surname and a progressive numbering corresponding to the captions (eg 01_Cognome, 02_Cognome). These should be listed in a document written in the same font as the main text and written on a Word .doc document as follows Figure 1: Author’s name and surname, Title of the work, date. Minimum resolution of 300 dpi, .JPG file.

Abstract submission by mail to editors@padjournal.net
and cc to marinella.ferrara@polimi.itchiara.lecce@polimi.it

The Director of Pages on Arts & Design
Marinella Ferrara


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The Fashion and Textile reconstruction.
The ambivalence of the Emergency and Sustainability.

by Maria Antonietta Sbordone and Gianni Montagna (guest editors)

Os editores propõem o envio de contributos no âmbito do Design de Moda e Têxtil para a participação no Nº 20 de PAD – Pages on Arts and Design – online journal.

Preambulo
Atualmente a resposta não atempada é uma característica do atuar humano, que interfere e se sobrepõe ao ritmo dos ciclos dos ecossistemas, apresentando efeitos que se propagam e se apresentam de diferentes formas, entre elas, o surgimento do fenómeno da emergência, como consequência da ausência de uma ação sustentável, que assim expõe, a sérios riscos, toda a sociedade e a base biológica sobre a qual as formas de civilização são perpetuadas.

A ausência de respostas atempadas confronta-nos com questões fundamentais, entre as quais a real vontade/capacidade humana de previsão, atuação e solução do impacto da própria ação nos ecossistemas. A ação sustentável, antes de tudo, deve prever os efeitos, projetar as soluções para mitigar danos, pensar na segurança da sociedade como um todo, intervir para abrigar e socorrer as ocorrências de fenómenos inesperados e indesejados.

Espera-se uma comparação e uma discussão acerca da ausência de uma ação humana sustentável, responsável pelo surgimento da forma hostil do fenômeno da emergência, comprovando a ausência de proteção tecnológica suficiente para a proteção dos valores e do bem-estar humano. A emergência está agora em discutir e comparar as diferentes áreas disciplinares em geral, da Moda e do Têxteis em particular, a fim de inspirar e promover o surgimento de um novo diálogo mais ou menos próximo e coordenado, mas eficaz, de forma a reconstruir os laços entre a sociedade e os ecossistemas.

Chamada
A Chamada para artigos é centrada na área da Moda e dos Têxteis, encontrando-se estes entre os setores mais poluentes e onde a reconstrução da cadeia de valor real é mais urgente, estabelecendo harmonias entre as necessidades dos consumidores e a proteção dos ecossistemas. A reflexão deverá ser orientada para a emergência criada pelos setores têxtil/vestuário e para a urgência de uma resposta sustentável e eficaz, não apenas no que diz respeito aos processos produtivos, mas também que tenha um efeito acima de tudo na revisão dos modelos interpretativos sociais e culturais. As ferramentas de comunicação e persuasão por excelência, Moda e Têxtil, são chamadas a se reinventar no papel de (in)formar, (re)inovar, (re)construir e pacificar a relação entre as necessidades humanas e o equilíbrio dos ecossistemas, de modo a tornar possível a sua coexistência.

A ação humana e os efeitos em todo o ecossistema, que o cerca e apoia, devem ser novamente debatidos, levantando questões e propondo medidas que minimizem a emergência atual e outras e previnam as futuras.

Espera-se a confrontação aberta, transparente e produtiva entre o conhecimento das diversas áreas científicas para a formulação de novas teorias e práticas que permitam o estabelecimento de equilíbrios renovados, graças a visões e soluções que implementem formas de sustentabilidade, segundo a lógica da circularidade.

A chamada, portanto, propõe uma discussão na forma de uma comparação dialética entre duas ou mais áreas de pesquisa, de acordo com os pressupostos de que diferentes sistemas, lógicas, métodos, ferramentas, etc. possam estabelecer um diálogo com o objetivo de criar sinergias complexas.

O objetivo é determinar uma ação de design consciente, capaz de dar fortes respostas às questões decorrentes de inconsistências humanas, em termos de soluções sustentáveis aos impactos que causam emergências ambientais e sociais, reconstruindo sinergias entre estes dois setores específicos (Moda/Têxtil), mas que sejam complementares.

Os aspetos sociais, a compatibilidade ambiental e o desafio económico são as principais referências a partir das quais é articulada a comparação diacrónica e sincrónica para os setores de Moda e Têxtil, de acordo com as seguintes categorias:

  • teorias e práticas de design: novas ideias e conhecimentos são investigados de acordo com uma lógica complementar, a fim de apresentar novas propostas e visões sobre sociedade, produtos e formas de consumo;
  • recursos e habilidades tangíveis e intangíveis: são propostas novas possibilidades produtivas e práticas inclusivas, onde aspetos prioritários da sustentabilidade dão origem a formas inovadoras de pensar e agir;
  • estratégias de sustentabilidade e circularidade: uma nova cadeia de valor materializa- se, levando em consideração os valores intrínsecos do produto de moda e têxtil por meio de estratégias que apoiam, adaptam e reutilizam.

Os temas serão orientados pelos seguintes assuntos / tópicos formulados de acordo com as ambivalências propostas, não limitando nenhuma contribuição que revele outras associações:

  • mercado / consumidor
  • produção / fabricação
  • economia / recursos
  • territórios / excelência
  • projeto / empresa
  • conceito / realidade
  • criação / produção
  • projeto / sustentabilidade
  • processos / reconstrução

Para participar pedimos que envie:

  • Proposta de abstract (entre 2000/3000 caracteres incluindo espaços) num dos idiomas originais da chamada, até 11 de Setembro de 2020.
  • Os trabalhos completos, somente em inglês, deverão ser enviados até 13 de Novembro de 2020 para serem submetidos à revisão double-blind peer review. A extensão das contribuições deverá ser de 20000/25000 caracteres incluindo espaços (excluindo resumo, notas e referências bibliográficas). A filiação dos autores e bios curtos (máximo 1000 caracteres, espaços incluídos) têm de ser anexados num ficheiro de palavras separado.
  • Ilustrações/imagens/gráficos (máximo de 10 por artigo) devem ser gravadas numa pasta .zip para serem renomeadas, segundo a ordem que se segue: (numeração progressiva correspondente às imagens e nome e apelido do autor (por exemplo, 01_Nome e Apelido, 02_Nome e Apelido, etc.). As legendas das figuras devem ser listadas num documento escrito na mesma fonte do texto principal e em MS Word. (Exemplo: Figura 1: Nome e sobrenome do autor, título do trabalho, data). Resolução mínima de 300 dpi e formato de imagens de arquivo JPG são condições obrigatórias.

Submissão de resumo por e-mail para editors@padjournal.net, cc para marinella.ferrara@polimi.it; chiara.lecce@polimi.it

Diretor de Páginas em Artes e Design
Marinella Ferrara


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PAST CALL

Call for articles | PAD #18-19 | The women’s making  | CLOSED

by Marinella Ferrara and Shujun Ban

This call for articles refers to researchers and scholars in gender studies, design and art studies, entrepreneurship studies as well as material and craft/making studies. We are interested in researches that focus on literature and comparative studies about this topic, case studies of women designers and craft experiences (including Do-It-Yourself), woman practices of craft, in the history and in the present time, including interviews to women as well as the result of women students observation in art & design school.

The history of women’s role in applied and decorative arts is rich and essential to understanding the progressive reaching women’s role in design creation, crafting, or making nowadays. Thank a recent historiography revision, the presence of women in applied and decorative arts history is extensive, but their role in the technological dimension is considered less to the same extent as that of men.

In recent years, making interest has grown in popularity all over the world. Exhibitions, fairs, and web platforms have been making echo to the Arts and Crafts movement. The consumers’ and designers’ interest in handcraft/making/self-production/DIY has grown in popularity in the USA, Europe, and finally also in Asia, shaping a complex creative movement. This new movement has also been seen as a political phenomenon characterized by a growing community of young women, with some aspects related to a third wave feminist do-it-yourself.

Beyond the political aspects, women crafting has been acquired more and more considerable cultural, social, and commercial values. Making women opens an alternative space for women’s needs and perspectives outside of the industrial production values and business mainstream. In each country and culture, the role of the women’s movement acquires a unique role.

Our intention with this call is providing to the readers of issue 18 a close up on the rich phenomenology of contemporary women crafting in different countries, for each their specificity, with the support of available evidence-based research concerning the role of women in today and future design and production.

The call focuses on:

  • Women design and craft practices
  • Women material sensibilities
  • The ability of women to subvert masculinist bias in technology
  • The role of women in applied and decorative arts in the past
  • The role of women in design creation and making nowadays
  • The role of women in technologies
  • The actual phenomena of design and making by women
  • The role of women in next future design and production
  • Feminized technology and/or a critique of the production models supported by technology by women
  • Case studies: real instances of women entrepreneurs and creators

The call for paper demands the attention of a large field of interest for designers, artists, handicraftsman, heritage experts, cultural operators, entrepreneurs, sociologists and philosophers that study women’s design and craft.


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