JUMPSUIT presented by Rational Dress Society

Saturday, September 14, 2019
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM (ET)
VCAM VCAM 201 Media Production/Object Study Classroom
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Workshop/Information Session
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Bursese, Stephanie
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Hurford Center for the Arts and Humanities
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https://ems-web.quaker.haverford.edu/MasterCalendar/EventDetails.aspx?EventDetailId=77544

JUMPSUIT presented by Rational Dress Society
Saturday, September 14
5:30pm - 6:30pm
VCAM 201, Haverford College

Design collective Rational Dress Society discusses their work on JUMPSUIT: the ungendered monogarment to replace all clothes. JUMPSUIT imagines the possibility of an egalitarian garment, liberated from the signs of class, race, and gender that inscribe our usual relationship to fashion. What if you never had to pick out an outfit again?

The Rational Dress Society is a counter-fashion collective founded by Chicago-based designer Abigail Glaum-Lathbury and Los Angeles-based artist Maura Brewer. Together they produce JUMPSUIT, an open source, ungendered monogarment to replace all clothes in perpetuity. JUMPSUIT has been exhibited nationally and internationally, at venues including MoMA and Art in General in New York and the MCA in Chicago. The Rational Dress Society received an International Cultural Exchange Grant from the Swedish Art Grants Committee in 2015, and was the recipient of CCI’s Creative Economic Development Grant in 2016 and 2018. Press includes the Guardian, the Paris Review and CBS news.

This event is part of a Philadelphia Area Creative Collaboratives (PACC) project called ‘Fashioned Fast: (Re)forming the Textile Trade’. This collaborative group consists of artist collective Rational Dress Society founded by Abigail Glaum-Lathbury and Maura Brewer; Peter Woodall, Co-Founder, Project Director, Hidden City; Helen White, Associate Professor of Chemistry and Environmental Studies; White’s course ‘Topics in Environmental Chemistry’; Elisabeth Evans, Visiting Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies at Haverford College; and Evans’ course ‘Industry & Environment: Understanding Environmental Responsibility within the Textile Industry’.
More information can be found at https://collaboratives.haverford.edu/fashioned-fast/

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