Undergraduate and graduate programmes offered by the University iuav of Venice:

Fashion Matters. Beyond the canon of "Made in Italy"


lecture series


2 > 30 March 2022

Cotonificio and Palazzo Badoer

10 a.m.


online Ms Teams code: 28cp4xn


with Anneke Smelik, professor of Visual Culture, Radboud University Nijmegen (Netherlands). Visiting Professor IR.IDE, Dipartimento di Culture del Progetto, Infrastruttura di ricerca IR.IDE


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Anneke Smelik is Professor of Visual Culture at the Radboud University Nijmegen (Netherlands). She published widely on fashion theory. Her most recent books include Delft Blue to Denim Blue. Contemporary Dutch Fashion; Materializing Memory in Art and Popular Culture; Thinking Through Fashion. A Guide to Key Theorists; and a book in Dutch on cyborgs in popular culture. She is co-editor of the journal Critical Studies in Fashion & Beauty.



lectures summary


Fashion Matters explores new paradigms of fashion cultures, by connecting the interrelated issues of climate change, technology, and identity. This new paradigm can bring the narrative of ‘Made in Italy’ beyond cultural heritage and craftmanship into the future of innovation and sustainability.





every Wednesday morning in March 2022, from 10 > 12.30


2 March 2022

Cotonificio, aula O2

Fashion and sustainability: setting the stage


9 March 2022

Cotonificio, aula O2

The Anthropocene: Posthumanism and New Materialism


16 March 2022

Palazzo Badoer, aula Tafuri

3. Posthuman Bodies and Identities


23 March 2022

Palazzo Badoer, aula Tafuri

Wearable technology and bio-couture


30 March 2022

Palazzo Badoer, aula Tafuri

A posthuman ethics of care for fashion