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EPISODE 6: Fashioning Futures Alternatives - Trend Atelier Shapers of Society

    • Society & Culture

“Futures is a question rather than a finished destination” Geraldine Wharry

As a member of Geraldine Wharry's Trend Atelier Community, it was an honour to have Geraldine on the podcast and share with the Shapers of Society audience an alternative perspective on futures. Our conversation was recorded nearly a year ago but seems more relevant today in the present. Especially, in reference to changes and challenges we have seen across the world in 2022 and on the back of COP27. As ever with futures, it’s a way of getting ready or questioning the way things are and considering how the future could be. This is part 1 of a series of 2.

In this Episode, Geraldine Wharry outlines her journey to the now into the future, as a pioneer and change-maker in the world of trends, sharing the opportunities and challenges within the process. The conversation covers Geraldine’s passion to create change in the world through fashioning sustainable future perspectives involving the climate and social justice, to setting up the Trend Atelier School and Community. We explore degrowth, fashion futures for a sustainable world and how futures thinking can be used to predict our own future on how we want to be in the world. We discuss a re-wilding of fashion, how new approaches are needed and going forward - showing how fashion can be more with less. We discuss the challenges of changing the industry of trends and how to move towards this will involve uncomfortable conversations and democratising of forecasting/trends. Geraldine believes we can all be futurists, and all understand how what we do today can have an impact for future generations tomorrow.

To contact Geraldine Wharry and connect with the different work she is currently involved within, please check the links below: -

https://www.thetrendatelier.com

https://www.instagram.com/thetrendatelier/

Keep up to date on latest releases and forthcoming plans for Shapers of Society podcast, press the button and subscribe. If you have any questions or interested in being featured on the show.  Email: we@shapersofsociety.org or follow-on Instagram @shapers_of_society

“Futures is a question rather than a finished destination” Geraldine Wharry

As a member of Geraldine Wharry's Trend Atelier Community, it was an honour to have Geraldine on the podcast and share with the Shapers of Society audience an alternative perspective on futures. Our conversation was recorded nearly a year ago but seems more relevant today in the present. Especially, in reference to changes and challenges we have seen across the world in 2022 and on the back of COP27. As ever with futures, it’s a way of getting ready or questioning the way things are and considering how the future could be. This is part 1 of a series of 2.

In this Episode, Geraldine Wharry outlines her journey to the now into the future, as a pioneer and change-maker in the world of trends, sharing the opportunities and challenges within the process. The conversation covers Geraldine’s passion to create change in the world through fashioning sustainable future perspectives involving the climate and social justice, to setting up the Trend Atelier School and Community. We explore degrowth, fashion futures for a sustainable world and how futures thinking can be used to predict our own future on how we want to be in the world. We discuss a re-wilding of fashion, how new approaches are needed and going forward - showing how fashion can be more with less. We discuss the challenges of changing the industry of trends and how to move towards this will involve uncomfortable conversations and democratising of forecasting/trends. Geraldine believes we can all be futurists, and all understand how what we do today can have an impact for future generations tomorrow.

To contact Geraldine Wharry and connect with the different work she is currently involved within, please check the links below: -

https://www.thetrendatelier.com

https://www.instagram.com/thetrendatelier/

Keep up to date on latest releases and forthcoming plans for Shapers of Society podcast, press the button and subscribe. If you have any questions or interested in being featured on the show.  Email: we@shapersofsociety.org or follow-on Instagram @shapers_of_society

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