Future Thinkers | Solar Fashion: A conversation with designer Pauline van Dongen
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We’re all familiar with smart technology — smart phones, smart cars, smart cities. But what about the fashion industry? Can technology enable meaningful relationships between people and the clothing they wear?
Acclaimed Dutch fashion designer and researcher Pauline van Dongen specialises in wearable technology, and will be appearing at Lot Fourteen to discuss her research into the integration of solar technology in textiles.
The aim of Pauline’s research into the interactive capabilities of garments is to better inform the practice of designing wearable technologies and their role in the daily context of fashion, adding new value and meaning to the industry, and providing innovative alternatives to the current system.
Join Pauline for her only public appearance in Australia as she takes you on a journey through her tech integrated garment designs, discussing recent projects, ambitions and challenges.
You’ll also get an exclusive sneak peek at her latest work which integrates solar cells woven into textile, allowing the wearer to generate sustainable energy wherever they are.
- 5:45pm – Light refreshments
- 6:00pm – Keynote presentation by Pauline van Dongen
- 6:35pm – Pauline in conversation with CityMag Editor Josh Fanning
- 7:05pm – Audience Q&A
- 7:15pm – Event concludes
This session is supported by the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Solliance Solar Research, the Holst Centre and Lot Fourteen.
Future Thinkers series
The Future Thinkers series is being presented by Renewal SA to help inspire a more connected, creative and innovative future in South Australia.
The series will offer public talks featuring industry leaders and innovators who can give South Australians an insight into how the future may look in many aspects of our lives, including urban living, technology and design.
Renewal SA provides an integrated approach to urban development on behalf of the Government of South Australia to encourage more people to live, work and invest in our state.
Future Thinkers is part of our commitment to engage and partner with community, industry and organisations to meet future challenges and unlock South Australia’s potential.
Getting to Lot Fourteen is easy
A tram stop is located directly outside Lot Fourteen on North Terrace and there are multiple bus stops nearby. Plan your journey with Adelaide Metro.
If you can’t find an on-street park nearby, there are car parks close by. Car parks within a short walking distance are:
- Wilson Car Park (entry off Frome Road and located at the back of Lot Fourteen)
- Wilson East End Car Park, Frome Road
- Wilson Car Park, 251 North Terrace
- Centre Point Car Park, Rundle Street
- UPark, Rundle Street.
For accessible entry to Eleanor Harrald Building, please contact our security team ahead of your visit on 0417 987 001.
Renewal SA provides an integrated approach to urban development on behalf of the Government of South Australia to encourage more people to live, work and invest in our state. To achieve this, we partner and engage with community, industry and organisations to unlock the potential of existing urban areas. Planning and partnerships are central to our success, and a streamlined and coordinated approach enables development and progress. The places we create are vibrant and dynamic, with our placemaking programs and precinct coordination encouraging tourism and engaging communities. Everything we do at Renewal SA is about creating economic growth for South Australia by helping to deliver an inspiring urban future.