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Enabling Biodiversity Net Gain in the Planning System

Tuesday 3rd November
Online
Public Sector Rate: £389.00 Private Sector Rate: £575.00 Voluntary Sector Rate: £315.00

Time for citizen action on climate change? A webinar examining the work of the UK Climate Assembly

Tuesday 3rd November
Online
Free

Demystifying fashion with Lydia Higginson and Dr Mila Burcikova

Tuesday 3rd November
Online
Free

Lasers, drones & boats: measuring the impacts of climate change on heritage

Tuesday 3rd November
Online
Free

CLIMATE ASSEMBLY UK: PATH TO NET ZERO

Wednesday 4th November
Online
Free

Northern Ireland Infrastructure Investment Conference

Thursday 5th November
Online
£185 +VAT

The future of food packaging

Thursday 5th November
Online
Free

Why do we need an Aarhus Centre for Environmental Justice in Ireland 1/2

Thursday 5th November
Online
Free

Autumn Lecture Series Belfast: Georgian Town to Divided City 1770–1920

Thursday 5th November
Online
Free

Mainstreaming Culture and Heritage into Climate Planning

Friday 6th November
Online
Free

What if museums could be engine rooms for the imagination?

Friday 6th November
Online
Free

Discovery 2020! Conference at Queen’s University Belfast

Saturday 7th November
Online
Free

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Heritage Recovery Fund Northern Ireland applicants webinar

Monday 9th November
Online
Free

ICE Strategy Session: The value of community engagement on infrastructure projects

Tuesday 10th November
Online
Free

Why do we need an Aarhus Centre for Environmental Justice in Ireland 2/2

Tuesday 10th November
Online
Free

The UN SDGs and climate change (Reading Climate Festival)

Wednesday 11th November
Online
Free

Heritage Recovery Fund Northern Ireland applicants webinar

Thursday 12th November
Online
Free

Introduction to the Hands–On Heritage project

Thursday 12th November
Online
Free

Sustainable cities with Amahra Spence

Thursday 12th November
Online
Free

Making the Case for Building Reuse through Better Metrics for Avoided, Operational and Embodied Carbon

Friday 13th November
Online
Free

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How To Talk About The Climate Crisis To Anyone

Sunday 15th November
Online
£27.54

Climate Heritage Network General Assembly

Monday 16th November
Online
Free

Past Matters: Climate Emergency and Action

Tuesday 17th November
Online
Free

The future for Northern Ireland energy policy – the energy strategy and net zero targets, security of supply, and the impact on industry and consumers

Wednesday 18th November
Online
See website for details

Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States Regional Climate Heritage Forum

Thursday 19th November
Online
Free

Valuing Traditional Knowledge in Climate Action

Friday 20th November
Online
Free

Maintenance Week NI 2020

Friday 20th November
Online
Free

Heritage–based Adaptation and Mitigation | Documentary Film Premiere

Saturday 21st November
Online
Free

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Green nudges for promoting sustainability during Covid

Tuesday 24th November
Online
Free

Northern Ireland Environment Forum 2020 – Exclusive offer for NIEL Members!

Wednesday 25th November
Online
£95 + VAT for NIEL members

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Using Culture to Promote Climate Resilient Sustainable Development

Friday 27th November
Online
Free

Tree Charter Festival 2020

Saturday 28th November
Online
Free

29

Putting Community Wellbeing at the Heart of Community Planning

Monday 30th November
Online
Free

     
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Demystifying fashion with Lydia Higginson and Dr Mila Burcikova

Tuesday 3 November 2020 - 03/11/20

Online

Seamstress Lydia Higginson/Made My Wardrobe and Centre for Sustainable Fashion (UAL)’s Dr Mila Burcikova, are joined by chair Farah Ahmed from Julie’s Bicycle for a discussion about the fashion industry, people making their own clothes and an inclusive and fairer fashion future for all.

About the speakers

Farah Ahmed joined the Julie’s Bicycle team in September 2016. She supports the delivery of events and marketing programme, profiles the work of the artists and organisations in the Julie’s Bicycle network, and produces podcasts The Colour Green and Green Heritage Futures.

Farah is a co–founder and facilitator with Diaspora Dialogues for Our Futures, a reflective space for people of colour to centre collective care in the face of the climate crisis. She is an alumni of the peer–led accelerator programme Enrol Yourself, where she developed a self–portraiture project exploring climate grief, mental health and activism. She is also an Arts Emergency mentor.

Dr Mila Burcikova works across a range of research and knowledge exchange projects, with a focus on micro and small fashion businesses that offer alternatives to the current fashion system. Her current work at Centre for Sustainable Fashion includes the Condé Nast Sustainable Fashion Glossary and the AHRC funded project Rethinking Fashion Design Entrepreneurship: Fostering Sustainable Practices.

Mila’s research interrogates the options for balancing the immediate, mid–term and long–term strategies for fashion and sustainability. Drawing on her background in cultural studies and cultural anthropology, her research interests encompass the human dimension of fashion. Mila’s PhD ‘Mundane Fashion: Women, Clothes and Emotional Durability’ investigated emotional durability of clothing through the lens of a designer–maker practice. She uses the metaphor of ‘mundane fashion’ for developing a holistic understanding of fashion’s deeply personal, cultural, social, and environmental implications. Her research offers rich empirical evidence on how the long–term future of clothing is often shaped by short–term, mundane concerns.

Lydia Higginson decided to start making her entire wardrobe from scratch on 1st January 2016 . By the end of that year she had made over 60 garments and given away all the clothes that she had ever bought from shops. Since the 1st January 2017 she has only worn clothes she has made.

As the project built momentum she had lots of women get in touch to say they would love to learn how to make their own clothes, so she started teaching workshops all over the UK. Then she had lots of people get in touch from overseas who said they wanted to sew the designs she taught in her workshops, so she decided to collate all the knowledge she had gained from teaching in person and put it into one envelope which can either be downloaded or posted! She hopes this will allow women all over the world to make the clothes they dream of wearing. She has a dream that one day it will be as normal to make your own clothes as it is to make your own dinner.

How to take part

Book your free ticket and we’ll send you details about how to access this event closer to the time.

Access details

This online event will be live captioned. Please let us know if you have any other access requirements: info@seasonforchange.org.uk

PART OF SEASON FOR EX–CHANGE

A three week programme of sector–facing events and workshops, 26 October–14 November 2020. Find out more