Fonderie future, Finale du programme Boucler la boucle

Fonderie future, Finale du programme Boucler la boucle


Slowing down fast fashion with orange pulp, haricots noirs et curcuma; juste une recette que les jeunes créateurs de Douvres préparent pour lutter contre le changement climatique.

Closing The Loop est un programme de formation de dix semaines destiné aux jeunes Dovoriens pour apprendre et pratiquer des techniques de fabrication respectueuses de l'environnement.. This Saturday 11th May 2024 will be their grand finale, to show the world what they’ve learnt and how they’re putting green techniques into practiseand you’re invited to get involved too!

Future Foundry’s project space upstairs at the Charlton Centre will be transformed into a collective exhibition space with displays and workshops for people to try their hand at natural ink making, experimental screen printing and paper making all with sustainable eco-friendly materials. Bring along any preloved clothes you want to upcycle or breathe new life into.

As fashion is one of the biggest climate offenders, some of the group have focused on reversing the trend; there’s a wedding dress made of orange pulp, an entire outfit made from tents discarded at festivals, photographic anthotypes of Dover printed onto fabric using turmeric and waste-free pattern cutting techniques (including food waste dyes, with black beans producing a pale, icy blue).

These entrepreneurial activists will be presenting projects turning unwanted flatpack furniture into bespoke salvaged seating to eco-friendly travel plans exploring the local environment and launching a new cycling club. You can expect self-expressive zines, animation, paper mache sculpture, painting, cooking, murals, installations and even interactive performance art in the form of a conversation cave.

The day will celebrate all of these incredible enterprises with food, music and talks from the Mayor of Dover, Leader of Dover District Council and Future Foundry founder Lisa Oulton.

Closing The Loop’s Finale Event is on Saturday 11th May 2024, 12 – 5pm at The Future Foundry Project Space (upstairs at The Charlton Shopping Centre, 41 High Street, Dover, CT16 1TT)

For hi res imagery, interview requests and further information, please email, visit or social media @future_foundry

Closing the Loop

Future Foundry’s Closing the Loop visit to Sweeep Kuusakoski.

The ten week programme included visits and talks by Elvis & Kresse, Port de Douvres, Sweeep recycling plant, Harun Morrison, Graham Burnett and The Pines Calyx at St Margaret’s Bay.

Future Foundry established their first Closing The Loop programme in 2018. The project has been supported by Arts Council England, Association communautaire de Douvres, National Lottery Community Fund and Colyer Fergusson. With special thanks and support from Dover Town Council and Destination Dover.

Originally Posted on fév 22, 2024

Closing the Loop

New Programme for 16 - 30 années: Centre de Charlton, Dover

Develop Creative Skills, Travailler en tant qu'artiste, Protect the Planet

Future Foundry have an exciting new 10-week programme starting on 9th March for young people aged 16 à 30 explorer comment la créativité et l'imagination peuvent contribuer à rendre le monde plus propre, greener place.

The programme will offer one day a week of scheduled workshops, talks and visits; one day with a technician to support self-directed making; and one free studio day. They are also providing free studio space for 3 days a week. Attendance on all days isn’t a requirement and anyone at school or uni can just attend the Saturday workshop programme.

They’ve got some really inspiring artists and practitioners lined up to visit Dover. They will visit local sustainability projects, see circular economy principles and practices in action, discover innovative solutions to waste, gain lots of creative skills, work with natural materials, build projects and learn about working as a group.

Future Foundry previously ran this programme in Dover, Sheppey and Gravesend and got a great mix of young people, from those wanting to gain basic creative skills to those interested in climate action, activism, and sustainable business.

Future Foundry have 20 fully funded places, and no experience or qualifications are required, though an interest in creativity, culture or the environment would be beneficial. Beginners are very welcome.


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