The first MODUS publication takes a glossary of practices as its central thread - a lexicon of habits, methods, rules, techniques, repetitions and actions. Into this glossary four essays are woven revealing questions as well as suggesting approaches or perspectives that expanded fashion practices might offer. The introduction proposes: This document should be read as a live provocation rather than a definitive explanation. 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 that forms the foundation of the MODUS project.
One year on from the launch of MODUS, we have invited a selection of practitioners to do exactly this; reflect on the project through the lens of their own approaches and expertise. This series of annotated publications will be on display alongside the launch of the new MODUS online network.
MODUS was in residence with an open studio at Onomatopee throughout October 2018 and during Dutch Design Week 20-28/10/2018. This included a Joint Book launch: MODUS and One-to-One Reader with an in conversation event during which Elisa van Joolen, Caroline Stevenson and Ruby Hoette discussed approaches to experimental and expanded fashion practice.