Together British Council and Levi’s®, are launching an international residency to exchange practice and support experimentation around circular making, with a specific focus on post-consumer materials.
This open call invites applications from EU-based fashion, textiles, craft and materials designers and artists to submit proposals for reimagining Levi’s® post-consumer materials, as part of the British Council's Architecture Design Fashion (ADF) Making Matters programme and the Levi’s® by Levi’s® initiative.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all residency activity will take place digitally. A UK-based fabrication practice will be appointed to collaborate remotely with the selected EU-based designer.
Deadline for applications: 5 August 2021.
The output of the residency should aim to demonstrate innovative approaches to developing circular systems for Levi’s® post-consumer materials. The purpose of the showcase is to explore impactful methods to communicate circular making processes to a public audience.
The residency output could take the form of, but not be limited to, an installation, design print or artwork, packaging, textiles design, ceramics, product design or a system showcasing a specific material process.
Criteria for eligibility to apply:
- Applicants must be in, France, Greece, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Spain and Sweden with professional experience in creating and delivering fashion, design, craft or making projects focused on sustainability. Experience in developing and delivering temporary installations focused on public engagement is also beneficial. Applicants must have a minimum of three years of professional experience.
- Applicants must have availability to engage in the project for the estimated number of 35 days for the Residency phases 1, 2 and 3 as outlined in the Timeline.
Full criteria, creative brief and details on how to submit applications can be found here. The deadline for applications is 5 August 2021.