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Critical Fashion Practices


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Clothes and fashion can take many shapes. However, the dominant form of fashion is industrial fashion. This industry is booming, but it comes at a high price. At the ArtEZ master’s course Critical Fashion Practices, you will explore alternative, non-industrial modes and frameworks for making, doing, seeing and experiencing fashion and clothes. You will develop your own critical fashion practice, allowing you to open up alternative, affirmative approaches that redefine what fashion means in our social, cultural and economic realms.  

In brief 

  • Build up a critical fashion practice together with other independent, curious, and critical optimists and contribute towards a more equitable fashion reality  
  • Project based curriculum: working collaboratively on several group projects with participants from varied backgrounds 
  • Freedom in formulating, exploring, and refining your own research objectives 
  • Guidance by leading critical fashion practitioners and other professionals from the field of fashion, art and, design 
  • Explore a variety of strategies: writing, podcasting, publishing, activism, reading groups, colloquia, curation, and performance 
  • Venture among a network of participants, (guest) tutors, the Fashion Professorship, the Centre of Expertise Future Makers and other ArtEZ Master courses and professorships 

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Tuition fee 2023/2024

€ 2,314


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Start date App. deadline EU/EEA App. deadline Non-EU/EEA
1 Sep '24 - -


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