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Future Thinkers | Solar Fashion: A conversation with designer Pauline van Dongen
Oct 14 - 5:45 PM
We’re all familiar with smart technology — smart phones, smart cars, smart cities. But what about the fashion industry? Can technology enable meaningful relationships between people and the clothing they wear?
Acclaimed Dutch fashion designer and researcher Pauline van Dongen specialises in wearable technology, and will be appearing at Lot Fourteen to discuss her research into the integration of solar technology in textiles.
The aim of Pauline’s research into the interactive capabilities of garments is to better inform the practice of designing wearable technologies and their role in the daily context of fashion, adding new value and meaning to the industry, and providing innovative alternatives to the current system.
Join Pauline for her only public appearance in Australia as she takes you on a journey through her tech integrated garment designs, discussing recent projects, ambitions and challenges.
You’ll also get an exclusive sneak peek at her latest work which integrates solar cells woven into textile, allowing the wearer to generate sustainable energy wherever they are.
- 5:45pm – Light refreshments
- 6:00pm – Keynote presentation by Pauline van Dongen
- 6:35pm – Pauline in conversation with CityMag Editor Josh Fanning
- 7:05pm – Audience Q&A
- 7:15pm – Event concludes
This session is supported by the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Solliance Solar Research, the Holst Centre and Lot Fourteen.