A first of its kind, the Design Futures Lab saw nine teams of two creatives explore the intersection of fashion and XR through an online workshop on sustainable fashion and an in-person immersive digital filmmaking lab using new creative technologies and software. Each team received a grant of R75,000 to develop their concepts.
A final offering of the Lab, afforded the participants use of international distribution channels and exhibition platforms, to facilitate access to new markets for sustained livelihoods.
Included in the lab were creative technologists, gamers, fashion designers, product designers and multidisciplinary artists who created immersive proof of concepts or prototypes around experiential and provocative digital narratives about sustainable fashion and design.
The Design Futures Lab 2022 is a creative economy project, hosted by Electric South, Twyg and Crossover Labs and supported by the British Council #SouthernAfricaArts.
Sustainable Fashion Workshop
Sustainable Fashion Workshop curated by Twyg took place from Monday 14 to Friday 18 March 2022 and can be accessed here.