Inclusive Patching is a hands-on full of information afternoon, where we can share practical knowledge on sustainable approaches to textile circularity. The workshop can be held mostly in English and Dutch, and led by sociocultural educator and filmmaker Viviana M. Calderón de la Barca. Inclusive Patching is open to anyone interested in sharing and learning over sustainable textile production and consumption approaches with people with autism.
Interaction is a key component of learning and change in any modern society. When it comes to diversity and inclusion, people with special needs, as autism, is key. Increasing involvement has demonstrated improvements through interaction and exposure. This learning environment can promote inclusion in communities with people with autism and special needs.
Diversity, equity, accessibility, and inclusion lay at the heart of all of Viviana's sociocultural creative projects. With her latest audiovisual installation on textile circularity, coproduced by Baltan Laboratories and exhibited this year at NATLAB in Eindhoven, she wants to further encourage acceptance and change by working along with different generations and people with autism.
Viviana has been trained and worked internationally as a language and cultural educator in different levels—from preprimary education to university. In Canada, she assisted parents and their children with educational support to overcome speech delay problems with the guidance of speech pathologists. Later in Amsterdam she has taught undergraduate foreign language curricula that considered students born with brain damage.
Currently, Viviana is also working on her next documentary on textile designers, artists and women entrepreneurs. She is a happy Netherlands based documentary and fiction writer and filmmaker, who works mostly from Amsterdam and Rotterdam, and sleeps in Eindhoven.
Working with disciplines like textile design and photography Lena Winterink develops concepts into physical representations of current topics. She is fascinated by how unique and simultaneously identical humans are and focuses on elements that otherwise stay unnoticed. Winterink’s work often results in a contemporary approach that inspires people to reflect differently upon their daily habits and environment. On Lena’s website you can find info on the projects she has been working on in the recently.
Brandon is a second year student in Design Academy's fashion program (in Eindhoven, Netherlands), studio Unidentified. His work uses fashion and textile as a medium to reflect on social and cultural issues including climate breakdown, identity politics and mental health. Brandon's website.
After completing a bachelors in Business Administration Leonie is now a second year student at the Design Academy (in Eindhoven, Netherlands). While she enjoys sewing and making her own clothes, as a designer Maive is more interested in understanding bigger systems and connections. She recently started volunteering in a thrift store because she’s eager to find ways to make our consumption more circular. Leonie's Instagram.
Masters in social design, Design Academy Eindhoven.
Sustainable fashion and research at the Design Academy Eindhoven; Aalto University Creative Sustainability and Fashion; Product design at Ryzon Apparel. Elena's website
Admission per participant would be 25 euro including patching materials with a minimum of eight participants.
This proposal is part of the 'Penny for your Thoughts' project 2022.