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Oct 23: Monuments to Smothered Selves

What is a way to commemorate the interrupted lives of all the dressed selves we could have been? What garments/accessories do we have in our wardrobes which we don’t feel comfortable wearing, but which we once perfectly thought we could … Continue reading

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Critical Praxis: Mutant Fears

Fashion fears for Halloween became the theme of our workshop – staring from an introductory exquisite corpse test which led us to discuss our everyday fears of wardrobe malfunctions and judgments. What fears and anxieties are hidden under that style … Continue reading

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Oct 9: Souling and Sewing – Making Halloween

What about reclaiming Halloween as a DIY practice and not a fast-fashion generic theatrical celebration of waste-making? Following the lead of Frau Fiber’s Halloween Costume Manifesto, the makers in the FashionPraxis group will lead a DIY halloween costume workshop where … Continue reading

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Sept 25: Critical Fashion Praxis #1

This term the Fashion Praxis Lab will arrange a series of reading & making events on the theme of Critical Fashion Praxis, that is, applying some of the thinking in Critical Making to fashion design. We will meet Mondays at … Continue reading

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Animal Laborans – Fashion and Labor

Our book Animal Laborans is finished! The result from our book sprint in May 2016 is now ready-to-read. As usual, it is a mongrel assembly of thoughts and ideas, mixed and matched by all of our contributors, and with – … Continue reading

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Book Sprint on Fashion and Labor, or WorkWear

Book-Sprint-On-Demand! Between May 23rd and 27th, the Fashion Praxis Lab hosts a book sprint on the topic of Fashion and Labor at Parsons School of Design. As its point of departure, we will reexamine parts of Hannah Arendt’s The Human Condition, especially … Continue reading

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Politics of Pockets with Kat Jungnickel

The Politics of Pockets: an exploration into material inventions (and interventions) This talk and workshop delves into a history of pockets. Drawing on archives, patents, utopian feminist literature and science and technology studies I explore pockets as socio-political mobility technologies … Continue reading

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