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Fri, 07 Jun


First Floor. Next to Wagamama.

Author interview: Sub Human by Emma Hakansson

The founder of Collective Fashion Justice discusses her latest work, Sub Human: A 21st Century Ethic on Animals, Collective Liberation and Us All.

Author interview: Sub Human by Emma Hakansson
Author interview: Sub Human by Emma Hakansson

Time & Location

07 Jun 2024, 18:30 – 21:00

First Floor. Next to Wagamama. , Angel Central, Islington. Nearest tube: Angel (5 min)

About the event

Join Centre founder Bel Jacobs and Emma Hakansson, founder of campaign group Collective Fashion Justice, as they discuss Hakansson's latest book, Sub Human: A 21st Century Ethic on Animals, Collective Liberation and Us All. 

Tickets from £10. Book here.

Copies of the book will be available for purchase and signing at the end of the event.

About Sub-Human

Sub-Human delves into what it  means to be an animal, how our view of other animals impacts our view of  other people, oppressions, and the planet, how we got here, as well as how we can move forward together. The book's driving philosophy: when we accept  oppression of some, we feed the oppression of others, and we make space  for domination driven by false ideas of inferiority and lesser worth.  

Sub-Human is a robustly researched, sharply critical yet comfortingly human call  to arms, diving deeply into the theory behind oppression, liberation,  and the intersections within it. Finally, it asks: how can we work towards a  collectively liberated world?

About Collective Fashion Justice

Collective Fashion Justice invites us to see sustainability as an opportunity for creating new ideas of justice that encompass the people, nature AND animals. Doing so through the lens of the highly influential fashion industry lends a dynamic element to this debate. CFJ is arguably the first group that advocates for a total ethics fashion system, one which prioritises life and wellbeing for all, before profit and production. The work of Collective Fashion Justice has been featured in publications such as Guardian, Business of Fashion, Vogue Business and the BBC.

About Emma:

Emma is author of Total Ethics Fashion, which the FT described as one of the three ‘best style books of 2023’. She has consulted with the British Fashion Council  on their fur ban policy, spoken in EU Parliament on ethical fashion, worked with companies such as ASOS to improve practices and lectured internationally at leading fashion schools including the London College of Fashion and Istituto Marangoni. Finally, Emma was heavily involved in the production of SLAY: The Film that Gets Under Fashion’s Skin, a now seminal documentary on the use of animals in fashion. 

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