AMFI's Reality School: a circular economy agenda for fashion education

Hall, N. and Velez-Colby, F. ORCID: 0000-0003-2562-0006, 2018. AMFI's Reality School: a circular economy agenda for fashion education. Art, Design & Communication in Higher Education, 17 (1), pp. 11-24. ISSN 1474-273X

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Abstract

The circular economy (CE) agenda is gaining traction within the fashion industry and increasingly within fashion education (Ghisellini, Cialani and Ulgiati 2016:11). It provides a connective, interdisciplinary framework that offers a roadmap for transition towards a sustainable economy. As business eco-systems re-align to meet new standards of ethical and sustainable practice for the fashion industry, a new agenda for fashion education emerges: one of circularity (Junyent and de Ciurana 2008:764).

This article evaluates Amsterdam Fashion Institute’s (AMFI) Reality School concept; examining how circular economy education is being embedded within it and the levels of integration achieved. It argues that a CE approach to curriculum design can motivate deep learning, through experimental practice, deep-dive research and systems thinking. It provides a structural framework of a CE agenda to fashion education curriculum, establishing a novel approach that could be applied to other specialist fashion education institutions.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: Art, Design & Communication in Higher Education
Creators: Hall, N. and Velez-Colby, F.
Publisher: Intellect
Date: 1 April 2018
Volume: 17
Number: 1
ISSN: 1474-273X
Identifiers:
NumberType
10.1386/adch.17.1.11_1DOI
1474-273X(20180401)17:1L.11;1-Other
Divisions: Schools > School of Art and Design
Depositing User: Jonathan Gallacher
Date Added: 13 Dec 2018 14:52
Last Modified: 01 Apr 2019 03:00
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/35321

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