Fashioning DIY and Craft Revivalism


Tuesday, May 1st from 2:30 pm to 5:00 pm
Theresa Lang Student Center
55 W 13th Street, 2nd Floor New York NY 10011

This afternoon panel will discuss the role of DIY and craft movements in international contexts, focusing on theories of aesthetic embodiment and the materializing practices of cultural producers and consumers within the ever changing global economy. The featured speakers offer insights into the histories and practices of DIY from Punk culture in NYC to developments within the creative industries and youth cultural entrepreneurship in Indonesia, as well as linking connections between the 19th century American Arts and Crafts Movement, and its current appreciation, to the revival of craft and slow fashion practices in contemporary Russia.

Speakers and presentations include:

Liudmila Aliabieva, Editor-in-Chief of Fashion Theory Russia and Lecturer in Critical
and Cultural Studies at the British Higher School of Art & Design, Moscow
Hand-made Revival in Contemporary Russia

Brent Luvaas, Assistant Professor of Anthropology, Drexel University
Silkscreen Revolution: Indonesian DIY Culture and the Ethos of a Creative Economy

Fran Mascia-Lees, Professor of Anthropology and Dean of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Rutgers University
The Ethnography of an Aesthetic: The Arts and Crafts Revival in the United States

Marvin Taylor, Director, Fales Library and Special Collections at New York University
Dress Code: Downtown Fashion Research in the Fales Library

The event is free and open to the public, seating is limited.

The panel is organized by Heike Jenss, Director MA Fashion Studies and Todd Nicewonger, Post-Doctoral Fellow in Fashion Studies, School of Art and Design History and Theory, Parsons The New School for Design.

The event is part of the Fashion Cultures Lecture, a shared course bringing together students in the MA Fashion Studies/ADHT and MFA Fashion Design and Society Students/SOF programs, co-taught by Francesca Granata, Assistant Professor of Fashion Studies and Todd Nicewonger, Post-Doctoral Fellow in Fashion Studies, ADHT.



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