Speaker, The Selvedge Foundation

  •  London
  •  Paid (£15k-20k pro rata)
  •  Part time
  •  Closes September 1, 2019
  •  editor@selvedge.org


In July 2020, The Selvedge Foundation will launch its inaugural event, The Selvedge World Fair, a festival celebrating textiles in central London, held over 3 days. At the event, the master artisans will take part in a programme of presentations, offering the chance for guests to hear their stories and learn of  the importance of their crafts in their home countries. Currently, we are working hard behind the scenes to put together a program of talks and workshops that will bring our audience the very best thinkers and makers who are reimagining the future of textiles.

Call for Speakers

We are also inviting applications from speakers who can deliver well-prepared talks, that will educate, inspire, and feed the curiosity of our visitors, sparking the kind of conversations that are important to at Selvedge, and to our readers. The theme for our talks programme is CULTURE:

Contemplate   The slow movement

Unite         Textile that unites a community

Labour     The politics of cloth

Theatre       Using textile to tell stories

Use          Inventive uses of fibre

Re-use      Waste not, want not

Entrepreneur     Businesses with sustainable credentials

If you have a topic for a talk that you think will touch and inspire our remarkable audience, please email a short outline and biography to editor@selvedge.org

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