Refashioning Race

Refashioning Race, Gender, and Economy

What possibilities do technologies pose for alternative fashions, embodiments, and representations? How can relationships between consumer and producer shift in the digital realm?

On Tuesday, June 25, 2013, Minh-ha T. Pham (Threadbared; Of Another Fashion; Cornell University), Ashley Mears (Pricing Beauty: The Making of a Fashion Model; Boston University), Mimi Thi Nguyen (Threadbared; The Gift of Freedom: War, Debt, and Other Refugee Passages; University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign), and Sharon Heijin Lee (New York University) discussed the power of social media and other technologies to create platforms for alternative aesthetics and challenge inequitable structures of production.

This program was co-presented by the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU and the Museum of Chinese in America.