POLIMODA PRESENTS MOMENTING THE MEMENTO

An international research and networking project by Polimoda on occasion of the IFFTI 2015 conference – Florence, 12 – 16 May 2015

AKI CHOKLAT RUGGERO MENGONI HUMANIZE (Ph Ruggero Lupo Mengoni) AKI CHOKLAT RUGGERO MENGONI HUMANIZE 2 (Ph Ruggero Lupo Mengoni)

Registration is open for the event, Momenting the Memento. As part of the 150th anniversary for Florence as Capital of Italy, Polimoda – international higher education institute for the fashion industry – is preparing to welcome an international audience of fashion professionals, academics, researchers, creatives and lovers of art, fashion, architecture, writing, philosophy and design, for an occasion that will be a cross-cultural and artistic encounter involving the city’s symbolic sites, like Palazzo Vecchio, Opera di Santa Croce, National Central Library, Palazzo Strozzi, and Villa Favard, home to the institute.

AMELIE DUCHOW tonstich live

Between 12th and 16th May, Florence will be hosting the IFFTI2015 – International Foundation of Fashion Technology Institutes conference, a foundation that brings together 46 fashion institutes from all over the world – in Italy for the first time.  The event is organised by Polimoda, which for the occasion, has devised and organised Momenting the Memento, an international research and networking project to discuss the cultural value of fashion and the future of training, through an interdisciplinary dialogue involving the languages of contemporary  art and culture.

From 12th May, Momenting the Memento – curated by Linda Loppa, Director of Polimoda, and organised with the patronage of Florence City Council, Region of Tuscany, National Chamber of Italian Fashion, Centro di Firenze per la Moda Italiana, Pitti Immagine, Confindustria Firenze, and the Chamber of Commerce of Florence and Prato, and the partnership of Moleskine and lettera27 – will involve the city that is the cradle of the Renaissance in a packed programme covering conversations and debates with internationally important guests, installations, performances and video projects in its major locations of art and inspiration.

RICKARD LINDQUIST E KARIN PETERSON MOMENT CUTS - SPHERICAL SPACE 2

Fashion, art, architecture, writing and human sciences, in their myriad different interpretations, will be the focus of debate and experimentation, involving 46 institutes from all over the world, 37 nations, 100 international delegates and dialogue with over 500 participants from among young talents, researchers, creatives, artists, and fashion professionals.

Linda Loppa Tim Blanks Danilo Venturi (Ph Dario Garofalo)

Momenting the Memento will take the form of a walk&talk in the city, involving visionaries and opinion leaders in art, fashion and culture in symbolic locations of Florence, through six areas – sites for experimentation that will be transversally expressed in the form of conversations, installations, performances and videos.

Michel Maffesoli stefan siegel (Ph by Letizia Francini Naldi)

Complete information in the attached press release and online at www.iffti2015.polimodaconference.com

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