This conference explored some of the many facets of the intersection between slavery and fashion, bringing scholars, designers, and artists into conversation around this understudied (and often challenged) topic.
A series of guerila performance art pieces – in collaboration with historical interpreter and artist Cheyney McKnight – that highlights the enduring legacy of slavery in modern American society.
A workshop series that examines the role of fashion in challenging inequality through sartorial ingenuity. This is a collaboration with Kimberly Jenkins, a professor of fashion history and theory at Parsons School of Design and Pratt Institute.
The conference included artists, writers, academics, curators, and other members of the Weeksville community who have devoted themselves to understanding fashion in black communities.
An intimate conversation with founding director of The Model Alliance Sara Ziff on how to use fashion and, in particular, the model industry as a tool to flight for a more just fashion system.
This was a pop-up exhibition curated by my "Fashion and Slavery" students at Harvard. This catalogue joins their best papers and exhibited images with photographs from the day of the exhibition.
This second iteration of the Fashion & Justice workshop is a collaboration with the Austin-based Immediate Fashion School. We will hold the workshop at The Contemporary Austin in the lead up to their show by the accomplished African American artist Rodney McMillian that opens that same weekend.