The Centro per lo studio della Moda e della produzione culturale / Centre for the study of Fashion and Cultural Production (Modacult) is a research institute founded in 1996 within the Faculty of Political Science at the Catholic University of Milan bringing together scholars from the Department of Sociology of the same university. The Centre benefits from the collaboration of Italian and international researchers with professional experts.
Modacult has an international reputation in the field of socio-cultural studies in fashion, together with a strong consolidated experience in research on consumer and gender studies, cultural industries, culture-led urban regeneration and creative districts.
The Centre works in partnerships with fashion enterprises and a wide group of international research institutions.
Symbol of such ramarkable connections is, for example, the Milano Fashion Institute, consortium to provide higher education in the fashion sector set up together with Università Bocconi and Politecnico di Milano.
Modacult aims to:
- Stimulate the scientific debate through papers and conferences on fashion, sustainability, consumer studies, urban regeneration, creative districts, and cultural industries.
- Develop interdisciplinary research projects both on a national and international level.
- Plan educational and training activities in the fields of fashion, communication and cultural promotion;
- Facilitate the creation of networks and partnerships among enterprises, schools, universities and research centres through, among others, consultancy services on the territory.