An international fashion research project exploring the 'craft of use'

Local Wisdom, Canada Style

  • February 28, 2013

We are happy to announce that portraits and stories from Vancouver are now online! This January, the Local Wisdom team decamped to British Columbia to gather stories of garment use on Granville Island, hosted by the very inspiring staff and students of Emily Carr University of Art and Design. Behind the...

Portraits and stories from New York are now up!

  • February 22, 2013

We are so pleased to share some of the portraits and stories of garment use that were gathered in New York this January. Local Wisdom was hosted in the sunny gallery space at Parsons The New School for Design, just off of 5th Avenue in Manhattan. Over the course of thirty plus interviews, we heard...

Introducing the online home of the Craft of Use.

  • February 18, 2013

Today we are happy to welcome into the world. This site presents the ideas of the 'craft of use' explored by the Local Wisdom project featuring discussion of such topics as, 'Paced consumption commitment & strategies for the future' and 'Fostering the potential of use.'We...

Behind the Scenes Vancouver & New York

  • February 08, 2013

Stories and portraits coming soon...

Thank you Vancouver & New York!

  • January 31, 2013

We are just back from the Local Wisdom photoshoots in Vancouver and New York and wanted to say a huge THANK YOU to all who took part. Also we are indebited to the teams in both places... At Emily Carr in Vancouver: Helene Day Fraser, the four fabulous assistants and photographer Jeremy Calhoun; and from Parsons in...

Upcoming Photoshoot in New York, New York

  • January 10, 2013

Local Wisdom will be in New York on 26 January 2013. This will kick off our project with Timo Rissanen and Parsons The New School for Design.  Saturday 26 January 201310:00am - 4:00pm2 West 13th Street (Corner of 5th Avenue)New York, NY 10011What should you bring to be photographed? Perhaps you have...


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