Together with Levi’s®, British Council is inviting EU-based fashion, textiles, craft and materials designers or artists to submit creative proposals reimagining Levi’s® post-consumer materials as part of the Architecture Design Fashion (ADF) Making Matters programme and the Levi’s® by Levi’s® initiative. Deadline Thursday 5th August, 23:00 BST / 00:00 CET. Designers and artists are eligible to apply from the following countries: France, Greece, Italy, Poland, Spain, Sweden, Romania, Portugal and the Netherlands.
The Levi’s® Residency will run for eight weeks from August 2021 to October 2021 with a showcase at Levi’s Haus in London in October 2021. It focuses on supporting research and development, as well as cultural exchange, between the UK and international practitioners who are developing responsible making practices with post-consumer materials.
Through engagement with the Levi’s® back catalogue of faulty and donated garments and other research touchpoints across the UK, this residency also has a specific focus on exploring the social and cultural values that underpin different geographical relationships with textiles around the world.
One international designer or collective will be selected to collaborate digitally with a UK-based practice for the duration of the residency. The participants will collaborate to develop a body of work and then design and deliver a showcase of the results to the public at Levi’s® Haus in London in October 2021.