MAKESHIFT @ The Standard Talks
Thank you to everyone who braved the rain and came out last night for MAKESHIFT at the Standard Talks. On behalf of myself and all of the panelists, we appreciate everyone’s enthusiastic response to MAKING.
It was a beautiful evening. As a group, we crafted a song and sang together , finger-knitted, and shared our ‘worn stories.’ Throughout the day, we will share some of our MAKESHIFT moments here.
Andrew Wagner, our charismatic MC, led the discussion at The Standard Talks. His team at Krrb created an accompanying video of the participants, which played throughout the evening as we discussed our work and how MAKING is an integral part of all creative, design, and fashion industries.
Check back today as we continue to recap the night.
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Again, thank you to all of our panelists and guests. Look for much more to come from MAKESHIFT this week!
Jessamyn Hatcher teaches fashion studies and the humanities in the Global Liberal Studies program at New York University. She is working on a book called Deep Wearing: Materiality, Affect, and the Politics of Fashion, as well as a biography of Hortense Mitchell. She is the co-editor of an upcoming volume about fashion and globalization, and is also the co-editor of a book on gender theory called No More Separate Spheres!: A Next Wave American Studies Reader (Duke University Press). As the creator and director of the The Human-Textile Wellness Initiative, Jessamyn has developed a research laboratory and as a wellness clinic for people-clothing relationships.
From Exhibiting Fashion:
Tonight Natalie Chanin begins hosting a series of events here in NYC for Design Week. Tonight’s happening at The Standard is a wonderfully-chosen panel of people including Natalie herself,Roseanne Cash, Maria Cornejo, Cathy Bailey and Andrew Wagner. I’m excited to also see NYU professor Jessamyn Hatcher talk tonight. I recently heard her present at the joint NYU/CUNY conference on Fashion Studies on her Human-Textile Wellness Initiative, which is a thought-provoking exercise looking at how to reestablish connections between people and their clothing (I’ll post more about her initiative soon!)
I’m most looking forward to attending the sewing circle event on Friday called MAKESHIFT: ACTION and REACTION (A DIY Workshop & Closed-Door Conversation on Cloth, Craft, and Industrial Design). I’ve seen Natalie in action when she talks and sews - it’s a real treat!