• A Toolkit for the Future

  • Hybrid Bodies - Maria Dada and Gareth Foote

  • Online Citizenship Manifesto Workshop

  • Open Sesame - Charlotte Maeva Perret

  • The Anthropocene Body - Nestor Pestana and Deborah Tchoudjinoff

  • Who are the Savs?

Arcade East Sustainability and Innovation Season

Events Programme |

Arcade East, London College of Fashion’s new project space, was developed to host a themed season of events and installations with a focus on digital practice and innovation each summer as part of a new LCF Arts Programme. Most projects are developed in conjunction with a new interdisciplinary space, the Digital Learning Lab, which operates at the intersection between traditional and digital practice for design, making and ideation.

This summer’s programme focuses on Sustainability and Innovation. Ranging from Toolkit for the Future, a day of speculative design workshops in collaboration with the V&A’s The Future Starts Here exhibition programme, to a series of events during the London Design Festival in September including Open Sesame, an installation by 2017 Fashion Space Gallery Design resident Charlotte Maeva Perret.


A Toolkit for the Future

30 June, 12 – 6pm

A Toolkit for the Future – is a conference at the V&A followed by day of speculative design workshops at LCF’s project space Arcade East. The project is curated in collaboration with the V&A’s The Future Starts Here exhibition curator Mariana Pestana. The workshop day also acts as the starting point for the summer season of exploratory workshops and speculative installations and discussions by artists, designers and students around the theme of Sustainability and Innovation at Arcade East.


Hybrid Bodies workshop

13 August 2018

Hybrid Bodies, a workshop by LCF Researchers Maria Dada and Gareth Foote, sets out to explore the ways digital technologies manifest themselves in relation to bodies and their economic or bio-economic sustainability in an attempt to speculate on potential applications and transgressions.

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Re-making the Web Workshop

16 & 17 Aug 2018, 10am-1pm or 4pm-7pm

A workshop by Feminist Internet and Wrkwrkwrk collective. Feminist Internet want to create a more open, inclusive and understanding conversation around feminism and the internet. For the internet to truly be a feminist space, we need to hear from diverse voices – cooperation and collaboration is the key to success! This workshop will encourage members of the public to identify and express the values they feel are central to creating a fairer and more equal internet. Their views will be translated into their own, co-created online citizenship manifestos.

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Creative Lab – Costume / Dance / Technology

In partnership with East London Dance

3-8 September

Creative Lab brings together a select group of costume designers, choreographers and creative technologists to investigate how physical computing, mixed and virtual reality and e-textiles can inform practice when combined with dance and choreography. The 6 day intensive programme starts with presentations, workshops and experimentation in the Digital Learning Lab and Arcade East spaces at Mare Street, participants can then form smaller groups to develop their ideas further with the help of our workshop leaders.


Open Sesame

10-13 September

An exhibition and talk exploring the invisible languages of resistance, non-hierarchical and subversive ways of making, publishing and consuming by Charlotte Maeva Perret – Fashion Space Gallery Designer in Residence 2017.

More information coming soon.


The Anthropocene Body

14 September

Fashion Space Gallery’s 2018 Designers in Residence Nestor Pestana and Deborah Tchoudjinoff explore the subject of fashion and sustainability in the age of the Anthropocene through an event exploring the possibilities of linking fashion and biotechnology.

More information coming soon.


Who are the Savs?

15 September

A new commission by Alex Noble that explores potential environmental futures through an immersive installation.

More information coming soon.