I have been invited to speak at the annual symposium held by University of Pennsylvania’s Wolf Humanities Center. The topic of the 2019 symposium is “Stuff” and will be held at the Institute of Contemporary Art in Philadelphia.
I’m looking forward to being a panel speaker at a private, invite-only event hosted by the Brooklyn Fashion + Design Accelerator. Using the topic of “the future of artisans” as a prompt, I’ll be joined on the panel by Taryn Bird, Director of Kate Spade's On Purpose program, Kristin Schneider, Chief Marketing Officer for Nest, and Dr. Mary McBride, Chair of Pratt’s Design Management graduate program. After the panel, the curated guest list will engage in break out conversations on globalization, urbanization, finance and new technologies influencing the sustainability of craft in an era of fast fashion.
I'm thrilled to be one of the only conservators presenting at the renowned international Costume Colloquium held in Florence, Italy. Taking this year's theme of "textiles in fashion" as my cue, my paper is called "Triumph and Tragedy: Polyurethane's Fashionable Rise and Chemical Fall". The topic builds off of my PhD studies into the preservation and conservation of polyurethane.
I will be discussing the Conservator's collection of inherent vice at the groundbreaking Fashion Unraveled Colloquium: Memory, Wear, and Imperfection in Dress. I'm thrilled to be presenting alongside its stellar group of organizers Colleen Hill, Alexis Romano, and Ellen Sampson!