IED Network

January 15, 2018

IED in India

IED – Istituto Europeo di Design Ambassador Maurizio Francesconi will be present in India from 22 January to 2 February 2018 to participate in two prominent academic events connected to the fashion industry: the International Open Elective in Gandhinagar, held by the National Institute of Design (NID), and the International Conference “Rediscovering Culture: Transforming Fashion” at the National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT) in New Delhi.

International Open Elective is a two week multi-disciplinary series of workshops. The workshops will be held across NID's - Ahmedabad, Bengaluru and Gandhinagar campuses, for the students of Bachelors and Masters programme and exchange students from our MoU partner institutions.
The overarching theme for 2018 edition is HERITAGE: TANGIBLE AND INTANGIBLE

From 22nd to 30th January 2018, Maurizio Francesconi will host the Textile Design workshop “I am what I create: my heritage, my identity”, about Personal heritage, Identity and Textiles
Students will enjoy the opportunity to work on their personal/familiar heritage through the national heritage, creating their own personal identity as designers. They will use their past to work on their present life as a foundation for their future. The goal is to teach students a grasp of initial research and inspirational data collection and the strategic innovation that starts from tradition, transfering personal and vernacular values into a product designed for global market and taste.

National Institute of Design
GH-0, Extension Road
The international conference ‘Rediscovering Culture: Transforming Fashion’ is organized by the National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT) at New Delhi from 31st January to 2nd February 2018. The conference theme is dual-pronged, reflecting the issues and concerns of the fashion industry that are of relevance within the Indian subcontinent and also globally. It aims to initiate conversations on fashion, culture, textiles, crafts and sustainability by creating an interdisciplinary platform to share perspectives and practice-led research experiences on transforming fashion practices. It is envisaged that the forum will initiate trans-global cultural narratives that impact and are, in turn, impacted by issues and concerns, innovations, challenges encountered and solutions formulated by the fashion industry.

On Thursday, 1 February 2018 IED Ambassador Maurizio Francesconi will participate in the technical session ALTERING THE SCRIPT: CULTURAL METAMORPHOSIS with an intervention about the revamp of craftsmanship. Click here for the speech's abstract

India Habitat Center
Stein Auditorium, Silver Oak & Gulmohar
Lodhi Road, New Delhi
Who is Maurizio Francesconi
Maurizio Francesconi is lecturer of History of Fashion and Fashion Semiotics at IED-Istituto Europeo di Design and Paris Editor for Collezioni Magazine covering the fashion weeks. He translated and curated the italian version of the volume The History of Modern Fashion by Einaudi.
IED – Istituto Europeo di Design is an international network operating in the fields of education and research in Italy, Spain and Brazil. IED Design, IED Fashion, IED Visual Arts and IED Communication are the four departments present in each IED location, united by the common denominator of design culture. IED Educational Offer is made of Official Undergraduate courses, IED Diploma courses, Master courses and degrees, Academic Year and Semester courses, Summer/Winter courses, Specialization courses. IED teaching methods require that the departments forge strong bonds with the local industry; interface with their benchmark sectors, interact with each other and evolve accordingly. For these reasons, rather than just keeping in step with their times, the IED training courses are often thriving trend anticipators. IED represents an innovation hub where professionals from a variety of backgrounds gather to provide the input for a cross-fertilisation between areas and disciplines. IED forms a truly unique network of encounters, experiences, people and cultures. The outcome is excellence.>.