Fashion + Politics: Fashion Praxis

Symposium Thu 27 Feb 2014 6.00PM - Fri 28 Feb 2014 5.00PM The New School
New York, NY

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Fashion + Politics: Fashion Praxis
Lecture and symposium at The New School

Lecture
Thursday, February 27, 2014, 6:00–7:30 p.m.
The Auditorium at 66 West 12th Street

Followed by a reception and BIAS: Journal of Dress Practice, Issue 2 Launch in the Lang Cafe

Symposium
Friday, February 28, 2014, 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Theresa Lang Community and Student Center
55 West 13th Street, 2nd Floor
Please refer to program details below.

Initiated by Dr. Hazel Clark in conjunction with the MA Fashion Studies Program within the College of Art + Design History + Theory, Fashion + Politics: Fashion Praxis is a lecture and symposium that celebrates the interdisciplinary work produced at The New School, and provides the unique opportunity to connect scholars, artists, students, and faculty across disciplines and the world. The symposium is also supported by The New School student group, the Dress Practice Collective, and the Vera List Center for Art and Politics.

To kick off the event, Susan B. Kaiser, Professor of Women and Gender Studies, Textiles and Clothing, and the Cultural Studies Graduate Group, University of California, Davis, gives an introductory public lecture on the evening of Thursday, February 27 entitled "Fashion Conditions: Praxis through Place." Following the lecture, a cocktail reception in the adjacent Lang cafeteria celebrates the symposium and the release of the second issue of BIAS: Journal of Dress Practice, a publication produced by the student-run Dress Practice Collective.

The following day, Friday, February 28, current graduate students introduce and initiate conversation between participating faculty members across disciplines within The New School. The pairs will engage in 15-minute conversations in front of an audience of students and faculty, using Hannah Arendt's The Human Condition (1958), Chapter 1 in particular, as a point of departure. With Arendt's text as a conceptual framework, the faculty present research, discuss their work, and think through the potential of what "fashion praxis" and "praxis" more generally might mean across disciplines, fields, practices, and realities. Q&A follows each conversation.

This symposium continues the conversation initiated by the Dressing in a Dangerous World symposium in the spring of 2012, and is part of a wider exploration of the relationship between fashion and politics at The New School.
Symposium Program

Thursday, February 27
6:00–7:30 p.m.

Lecture by Susan B. Kaiser, Professor of Women and Gender Studies, Textiles and Clothing, and the Cultural Studies Graduate Group, University of California, Davis
The Auditorium at 66 West 12th Street

Reception and launch of BIAS: Journal of Dress Practice, Issue 2 in the Lang Cafe, across the courtyard

Friday, February 28
Times are approximate

10:00 a.m.
Opening Remarks by Hazel Clark

10:15 a.m.
Hazel Clark, Professor, Design Studies and Fashion Studies and Research Chair of Fashion, School of Art and Design History and Theory (ADHT), Parsons The New School for Design
L.H.M. Ling, Assoc. Professor, International Affairs, Milano School of International Affairs, Management, and Urban Policy, The New School for Public Engagement
Facilitated by Cayla O'Connell, MA Fashion Studies Candidate 2014

10:45 a.m.
Francesca Granata, Ass. Professor, Fashion Studies, ADHT, Parsons
Ken Wark, Professor, Culture and Media Studies, Eugene Lang College, The New School for Liberal Arts
Facilitated by Colleen Siviter, MA Fashion Studies Candidate 2015

11:15 a.m.
Sara Kozlowski, Ass.Professor, Fashion Design, School of Fashion, Parsons
Rachel Lifter, Post-Doctoral Fellow in Fashion Studies, ADHT, Parsons
Facilitated by Susana Aguirre, MA Fashion Studies Candidate 2014

11:45 a.m.
Lauren Downing Peters, Research Scholar/Fellow, Parsons
Lisa Rubin, Chair and Assoc. Professor, Psychology, The New School for Social Research (NSSR)
Facilitated by Laura Peach, MA Fashion Studies Candidate 2014

12:15 p.m.
Round Table Discussions
Facilitated by Mae Coburn, MA Decorative Arts Candidate 2015

1:00 p.m. Lunch Break

2:00 p.m.
Christina Moon, Ass. Professor of Fashion Studies, ADHT, Parsons
Laura Liu, Ass. Professor, Urban Studies, Lang
Facilitated by Lauren Sagadore, MA Fashion Studies Candidate 2015

2:30 p.m.
Fiona Dieffenbacher, Ass. Professor, Fashion Design, School of Fashion, Parsons
Mark Larrimore, Assoc. Professor, Religion, Lang
Facilitated by Erika Butler, MA Fashion Studies Candidate 2015

3:00 p.m.
Shelley Fox, Donna Karan Professor of Fashion; Director, MFA Fashion Design and Society, School of Fashion, Parsons
Ben Lee, Professor, Anthropology, NSSR
Facilitated by Nicole Rivas, MA Fashion Studies Candidate 2014

3:30 p.m.
Pascale Gatzen, Assoc. Professor of Fashion Design, School of Design Strategies, Parsons
Carin Kuoni, Director/Curator, Vera List Center for Art and Politics, New School for Public Engagement
Facilitated by Sara Idacavage, MA Fashion Studies Candidate 2014

4:00 p.m.
Round Table Discussions
Facilitated by Lauren Gomez, MA Fashion Studies Candidate 2014

5:00 p.m.
Closing Remarks by Susan B. Kaiser


Participants
Susana Aguirre, MA Fashion Studies Candidate 2014
Erika Butler, MA Fashion Studies Candidate 2015
Hazel Clark, Professor, Design Studies and Fashion Studies; Research Chair of Fashion, School of Art and Design History and Theory (ADHT), Parsons The New School for Design
Mae Coburn, MA Decorative Arts Candidate 2015
Fiona Dieffenbacher, Assistant Professor, Fashion Design, School of Fashion, Parsons
Shelley Fox, Donna Karan Professor of Fashion; Director, MFA Fashion Design and Society, School of Fashion, Parsons
Pascale Gatzen, Associate Professor of Fashion Design, School of Design Strategies, Parsons
Lauren Gomez, MA Fashion Studies Candidate 2014
Francesca Granata, Assistant Professor, Fashion Studies, ADHT, Parsons
Sara Idacavage, MA Fashion Studies Candidate 2014
Susan B. Kaiser, Professor of Women and Gender Studies, Textiles and Clothing, and the Cultural Studies Graduate Group, University of California, Davis
Sara Kozlowski, Assistant Professor, Fashion Design, School of Fashion, Parsons
Carin Kuoni, Director/Curator, Vera List Center for Art and Politics, The New School for Public Engagement (NSPE)
Mark Larrimore, Associate Professor, Religion, Eugene Lang College, The New School for Liberal Arts
Ben Lee, Professor, Anthropology, The New School for Social Research (NSSR)
Rachel Lifter, Post-Doctoral Fellow in Fashion Studies, ADHT, Parsons
L.H.M. Ling, Associate Professor, International Affairs, Milano School of International Affairs, NSPE
Laura Liu, Assistant Professor, Urban Studies, Lang
Christina Moon, Assistant Professor of Fashion Studies, ADHT, Parsons
Cayla O'Connell, MA Fashion Studies Candidate 2014
Laura Peach, MA Fashion Studies Candidate 2014
Lauren Downing Peters, Research Scholar/Fellow, Parsons
Nicole Rivas, MA Fashion Studies Candidate 2014
Lisa Rubin, Chair and Associate Professor, Psychology, NSSR
Lauren Sagadore, MA Fashion Studies Candidate 2015
Colleen Siviter, MA Fashion Studies Candidate 2015
Ken Wark, Professor, Culture and Media Studies, Lang

Presented by the MA Fashion Studies Program within the School of Art and Design History and Theory; The New School student group, the Dress Practice Collective; and the Vera List Center for Art and Politics.