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

Photoshoot in Vancouver, Canada - 19 January 2013

  • December 22, 2012

We're happy to announce the details of the next Local Wisdom event in Vancouver, Canada early in the new year. This will kick off a partnership with Emily Carr University of Art and Design and Assistant Professor in Design and Dynamic Media, Hélène Day Fraser. If you are in the Vancouver...

Images and Stories from London's Carnaby Street

  • December 22, 2012

Getting near the darkest day of the year, we invited the denizens of central London to our most recent Local Wisdom Photoshoot on Carnaby Street. In the midst of the Christmas shopping hustle and bustle, an eclectic mix of people shared rich and varied experiences of their garments. Many thanks to all who helped and...

Save the Date -Announcing Local Wisdom Events in the New Year

  • December 15, 2012

Announcing the next Local Wisdom event dates in early 2013. In January and March we will be gathering stories and images in Vancouver, New York, Wellington, NZ and Melbourne. If you live in any of these cities, save the date to come along and share with us how you use clothes and get your portait...

Local Wisdom Returns to London

  • November 29, 2012

After recent shoots in San Francisco and Denmark, the Local Wisdom photoshoot is coming to London!Location: Carnaby Book Exchange, G5, Ground Floor, Kingly Court, London W1B 5PWTime and Date: 12-7pm Wednesday 5 DecemberCome along to tell us about your garment and be photographed wearing it. 

Photoshoot in Kolding

  • November 29, 2012

The start of the new School year in Denmark saw the Local Wisdom project roll into town and gather stories of the ‘craft of use’ in Kolding public library. We shot the images inside two atria in the über modern library building and also outside in the green space in...

New images and stories now online

  • November 29, 2012

Around 40 new images and stories gathered during the Northern Californian leg of the Local Wisdom project are now available online. Gathered in the Mission District, San Francisco and in Marin City over the third weekend in July the images show some of the fabulous variety of the craft of use. 


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