Ruby Hoette & Caroline Stevenson – Modus
This publication marks the launch of MODUS: a first step towards a network for expanded fashion practice. The central thread is a glossary of practices – a developing lexicon of habits, methods, rules, techniques, repetitions and actions – that together, points towards a shared manual for expanded practice. Into this glossary four essays are woven from academics and practitioners revealing questions and challenges as well as suggesting approaches or perspectives that expanded fashion practices might offer.
We hope that this document be read not as a definitive explanation but as a live provocation, that it might be used as a tool to facilitate conversations between the practitioners working in this expanded field and writers/theorists from other disciplines ranging from sociology, cultural and critical theory to politics and economics. We invite you to engage with it as a working model: add notes in the spaces, highlight and draw connections between ideas. It is a blueprint for new ways of thinking, being and doing fashion which forms the foundation of the MODUS project. Thanks to Onomatopee (Eindhoven).
36 pages, softcover, 24 x 17 cm, Onomatopee (Eindhoven).