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IDB presents Fashioning the Future: Argentine Designers on the Edge of Tomorrow

Installation features contemporary Argentine fashion that merges science, technology, and creativity

The IDB Cultural Center presents Fashioning the Future: Argentine Designers on the Edge of Tomorrow in recognition of the 2018 Annual Meeting of the Boards of Governors of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the Inter-American Investment Corporation (known commercially as BID Invest). The forward-looking exhibition celebrates the richness of Argentina’s creative and scientific contributions as well as the country’s leadership in innovative and futuristic thinking in the region.

The installation alludes to the effects that the digital era is having on the fashion industry and features both a site-specific installation as well as a digital/physical app experience that will react to the fashion on display both through on-screen content as well as sound art. Audiences will be able to experience fashion as a tool for development, generating awareness about environmental sustainability, waste, and consumerism among other issues.

Participants include designers Catalina Arevalo, Emiliano Blanco, Mariano Breccia, Carla Cando, Martín Churba, Cecilia Gadea, Cristian Girardi, Mechi Martínez, Fernando Martumanian, Camila Milessi, María Monsalvo, Jessica Pullo, and Nadine Zlotogora;  scientists Andrea Buccino, Noelia Carmona, Luis Cappozzo, Omar Coso, Silvana Sede and Diego Fernández Slezak; and artists Joaquín Fargas and Karina Maddonni.  The exhibition also features Jessica Angel, responsible for site-specific art installation, and sound artist Louis Weeks.

The Annual Meeting of the Boards of Governors of the IDB and IDB Invest will be held in Mendoza, Argentina, from March 22-25, 2018.

Fashioning the Future was created in partnership with the Science Cultural Center (C3) of Argentina’s Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation. C3 studies the interaction between culture and science to foster innovation and creativity.


What: Fashioning the Future: Argentine Designers on the Edge of Tomorrow

Open to the Public: Starting March 7, 2018 | Mon-Fri | 11am-6pm

Public Reception: March 6, 2018 at 5pm

Where: IDB Cultural Center, 1300 New York Ave NW, Washington DC, 20577.

For guided tours call 202 623-1213.

About the IDB

The Inter-American Development Bank is devoted to improving lives. Established in 1959, the IDB is a leading source of long-term financing for economic, social and institutional development in Latin America and the Caribbean. The IDB also conducts cutting-edge research and provides policy advice, technical assistance and training to public and private sector clients throughout the region.