Wed Apr 6, 2016 | 20:00-22:00 | Theatre |
This documentary is a story about the clothes we wear, the people who make them and the impact it’s having on our world. Dr. Mariangela Lavanga will provide us with an introduction and afterwards, we will be debating the need of a more fair way to pay for clothing and changes in manufacturing them.
Registration for The True Cost, documentary and debate
The True Cost is a groundbreaking documentary film that pulls back the curtain on the untold story and asks us to consider, who really pays the price for our clothing?
This is a story about clothing. It’s about the clothes we wear, the people who make them and the impact it’s having on our world. The price of clothing has been decreasing for decades, while the human and environmental costs have grown dramatically. The True Cost is a groundbreaking new documentary film that pulls back the curtain on an unseen part of our world and asks us each to consider, who pays the price for our clothing?
Filmed in countries all over the world, from the brightest runways to the darkest slums, and featuring interviews with the world’s leading influencers including Stella McCartney, Livia Firth, Vandana Shiva and many more, The True Cost is an unprecedented project that invites us on an eye-opening journey into the lives of the many people and places behind our clothes.
Mariangela Lavanga is Assistant Professor in Cultural Economics at the Department of Arts and Cultural Studies at the Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication (ESHCC) – Erasmus University Rotterdam. She lectures in the International Bachelor in Cultural Studies (IBACS), the Pre-Master Cultural Economics and Entrepreneurship, and the Master in Cultural Economics and Entrepreneurship. Her expertise lies in the analysis of the interrelations between cultural/creative industries and cities. She focuses on fashion and design-oriented firms, their business and growth models, and internationalization strategies; fashion and design fairs/events as intermediaries and temporary clusters.
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