Continuing on from two successful iterations of inspiring exchanges, the third edition of local international began with a Sustainable Design Conference and professional development seminar for fashion lecturers and fashion professionals from Germany and Bangladesh.

project phase I


local international °3 took place in Berlin at weißensee Academy of Art Berlin in Dec 2016. It was delivered as a Sustainable Design Conference and professional development training for fashion design graduates, postgraduate students and fashion design lecturers from Dhaka and Berlin, focusing on sustainability and fair production methods. 

local international °3 offered a profound introduction to sustainable fashion design and included visits to Berlin-based fashion designers and sustainable fashion labels, as well as interesting workshops highlighting sustainable design strategies. 
local international °3 was generously supported by Goethe-Institut Bangladesh.


project phase II

Due to security concerns in Bangladesh, the second phase of local international °3, a research excursion to cooperation partners and fashion and textile producing sites in Dhaka was cancelled.
To finish their individual research and projects, students received individual assistance by video conference and from local lecturers.

Please watch some interviews with local international °3 participants.


project phase III


Results of local international °3 were exhibited alongside selected works from local international °1 and °2 participants at Gyantapas Abdur Razzaq Bidyapeeth Gallery, Dhaka in April 2019, hosted by the Bengal Foundation.