Jonathan Michael Square and I are teaming up for a third iteration of "Fashion & Justice," and this time we are collaborating with The Phluid Project in New York!
Fashion forms part of a society’s rich tapestry and can serve as an entry point into contemplating how marginalized and racialized communities understand themselves and their place in the world. Fashion & Justice is a daylong workshop that examines the role of fashion in challenging inequality through sartorial ingenuity. This iteration, which will be held at The Phluid Project, will focus on the way in which sexual and gender identities are expressed and challenged through fashion.
The schedule will include analyses of artwork and artistic projects, partial film screenings, review of relevant literature, and conversations with photographer Lola Flash and designer Rae Tutera. Participants will leave the workshop with a #fashionandjustice syllabus equipping them with tools to understand how marginalized communities harness fashion to negotiate the complexities of power and visibility (and the lack thereof), proposing substantive solutions for a more just fashion system.