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Remaking the Renaissance

Remaking the Renaissance offers a fresh take on this iconic period of textile and fashion history, transforming the way we think about and see the cloth and clothing of the early modern…

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Remaking Objects in the Classroom and the Museum: A Panel Discussion

Join us for a panel discussion between scholars, curators, and creators including Deborah Krohn (Bard Graduate Center), Jonathan Tavares (Art Institute, Chicago), and Tracy Drier, Distinguished…

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Phyllis Huffman Fresh Ideas Lecture Series: Laura Devendorf

Weaving and Counterfactual Narratives of Technical Progress Counterfactual thinking is a form of asking “what if” questions that consider how the present would have unfolded had…

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Ruth Ketterer Harris Lecture 2024: Mending in the Museum: The Professionalization of Textile Conservation

Since 1990, the Helen Louise Allen Textile Collection has proudly sponsored the annual Ruth Ketterer Harris Lecture series in honor of Ruth Ketterer Harris, the collection’s first curator. We…

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Prioritizing People: Designing as Sociability

Dr. Maria Patsarika and Professor Scott Townsend’s public talk will overview their design research conducted over the last seven years primarily in Greece. With a focus on design and social…

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Shoemaking Artistry, Craftsmanship, History, and Future

Please join us for a conversation between shoemakers Amara Hark-Weber, Jesse Moore, and Sarah Madeleine T. GUERIN, and creative director and senior curator of the Bata Shoe Museum Elizabeth…

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Ruth Ketterer Harris Lecture 2023: Shoe Obsessed: Power, Identity, and the Manufacturing of Desire

Fashion is anything but frivolous. This talk will explore the economic and social implications of footwear and how mass production, market fragmentation and the commodification of identities has made…

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Designing the Nick: Public Lecture with Emily Ostertag

Emily Ostertag, 2017 Early Career Alumni Award Winner, will share her journey as a former UW swimmer (‘02-‘06) and School of Human Ecology Interior design graduate (’06 BS,…

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3rd Annual Chipstone-CDMC Undergraduate Research Fellowship Symposium

The Center for Design and Material Culture is pleased to host the third annual Chipstone-CDMC Undergraduate Research Fellowship Symposium on Wednesday, August 24 at 10AM. This fellowship program, in…

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Crafting New Futures Using “Ideas Arrangements Effects”

The Studio proposes that we can redesign systems if we follow a simple premise: “Ideas are embedded in social arrangements, which in turn produce effects.” They offer arrangements as a…

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Designers are Critical to Equity & Inclusion

Design is a social art. Designers create the environments for human life – from our physical spaces to the products we depend upon to the information that permeates our lives. It’s a…

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Collaborating Artists Across Borders -Virtual Gallery Walkthrough with Dakota Mace, Carolyn Kallenborn, Roberto Torres Mata and John Hitchcock

Roberto Torres Mata, Dakota Mace, John Hitchcock, and Carolyn Kallenborn will discuss their international interdisciplinary creative collaboration for Intercambios: Art, Stories, & Comunidad.…

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Public Lecture with Sofia Hagström Møller

Swedish artist, Sofia Hagström Møller, will present her artistic work in the field of weaving. Hagström Møller will show images from previous projects that have been important…

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Ruth Ketterer Harris Lecture 2019: Come to your Senses! Understanding Arts Everywhere … and the Arts of Yoruba People in Particular

Ruth Ketterer Harris Lecture 2019: Come to your Senses! Understanding Arts Everywhere … and the Arts of Yoruba People in ParticularHenry John Drewal (Emeritus Professor in African Art,…

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Intergenerational Housing: Novel Definitions of Home and Family

An emerging model of new housing developments is experimenting with mixing older and younger people in one place. Although the two ends of the population spectrum are frequently portrayed as…

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Unsettling: Learning of Equity in Creative Expression and Teaching

Xia Gao presents her work and her exploration of equity through her practice. “I would never feel confident to say that my work centers on equity. I would often say that it addresses cultural,…

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