The Fabric of Cultures Conference is part of a pedagogical and research project that explores how fibers, fabrics, and clothing, as well as texts, tell the stories of people and communities across cultures, class, gender, and space. The Conference’s presentations will investigate the power of materiality of texts and fabrics, through the care and making, memories, aesthetics, and activism. Even the most ubiquitous of garments connect people, sewing the visible and invisible stitches of a community that is an incubator for innovation in the arts, craft, and technology. This conference is presented in conjunction with an exhibition that will take place in the Queens College Art Center from Oct 5-Dec 15, 2017, with an opening reception on Thursday, October 12th from 5:30-8:30pm.
The Conference will take place on Thursday, May 4th, 10am-6pm
Benjamin S Rosenthal Library Level 5, President’s Conference Room #2
Keynote Speakers include:
Ann Rosalind Jones, Esther Cloudman Dunn Professor of Comparative Literature at Smith College, and Peter Stallybrass, Walter H. and Leonore C. Annenberg Professor in the Humanities; Professor of English, Comparative Literature, and Literary Theory at the University of Pennsylvania.
Attendees are encouraged to RSVP online at: https://goo.gl/mYBsQW