Workshop and performance |

Thursday, 18 July

Arcade East, Mare Street

I WANNA BE ME – I WANNA BE (E)U was a project aimed at projecting personal identities through fashion, in times of economic and ecological uncertainties. This event comprised interactive live art performances, inspired by catwalks, focusing on self-expressing, making and performing, in response to issues of fast-fashion, self-identity, global trade, waste, and the social impacts of Brexit on fashion design and manufacturing businesses. A performative installation around a dinner created a convivial space for the participants to collectively explore issues of fashion design and politics broadening out from the EU into personal politics. This project was originally conceived by Alma Tischlerwood and Rose Cronin from the international artist collective Foreign Investments as part of the ‘Making for Change: Waltham Forest’ project led by Dr Francesco Mazzarella.