On Friday, February 20, 2015, Parsons the New School for Design and the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU will co-present “Global Circuits of Fashion and Beauty” at the 2015 MA Fashion Studies Annual Symposium. The event branches off of last year’s symposium, entitled “Fashion Praxis – Conversations,” which discussed the relationship between design and politics. “Global Circuits,” a two-part panel that will explore the intersections of fashion and global studies, was organized by ADHT Professor Christina Moon and NYU Social and Critical Analysis Professors Sharon Heijin Lee and Thuy Linh Tu.
Moon, whose research focuses on the manufacture of design and the social conditions surrounding it, and fellow ADHT Professor Hazel Clark, who examines the formation of cultural identities through fashion in her work, will participate in the first panel, addressing the ways in which global knowledge informs design. They will be joined by scholars from fields such as Humanities, Sociology, and Culture & Media. The second panel, which inverts the question of the previous one to look at how fashion shapes global information, will feature Eugene Lang Urban Studies Professor Laura Liu, who investigates the various ways social transformation manifests itself. She will speak alongside professors of Anthropology, English, and Women & Gender Studies. The interdisciplinary approach that each panel utilizes will provide a diverse range of responses and a compelling dialogue on the issues they seek to address.
The event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit here.