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Philip Fimmano, Polyvalent actor on Responsible Design

Philip Fimmano is a polyvalent artist and expert on responsible fashion. He works as a design consultant, curator and writer in Trade Union’s books, magazines and strategic studies for fashion, interiors, and lifestyle. He also teaches forecasting masters at Polimoda in Florence and is part of the board of directors for the International Folk Art Market in Santa Fe. 

His life is driven by innovative initiatives such as the co-foundation of the Talking Textiles in 2011, assisted by Lidewij Edelkoort. This project aims to promote environmental awareness and innovation in textiles. During the decade, he has juggled between the organization of responsible fashion design events such as the World Hope Forum in 2020, and the organization of public exhibitions in museums and cultural institutions in the world. 

The discussion animated by Elisabeth Laville and guested with Lidewij Edelkoort, his co-associate, was centered on the main aspects of their last co-organized exhibition, La Manufacture, A labour of Love. This latter takes place in the Gare Saint Sauveur in Lille until the 8th of November 2020. It explores the power of materials and manufactures to change our connection to the world. From a neo-materialist philosophical perspective, materials convey emotion and energy.

To sum up, Philip Fimmano is a polyvalent actor on responsible design.