Monthly Conversations on Decoloniality and Fashion
Conversations on Decoloniality and Fashion
A Monthly Online Series
convened by Angela Jansen & Erica de Greef
The Research Collective for Decolonizing Fashion is happy to invite you to our monthly online Conversations on Decoloniality and Fashion series for academics, critical thinkers, activists and creatives. The Conversations series aims to address the foundational knowledge within the field of fashion, at the very heart of our understandings of fashion. While fashion, as a noun has been appropriated and defined according to a temporality (contemporaneity), a system (of unequal power relations) and an industry (of capitalism) particular to modernity, fashioning the body, as a verb, is of all temporalities and geographies.
Starting February 2021, each month Angela Jansen and Erica de Greef are hosting a one-hour online conversation centred around a selected reading to critique and rethink the fashion system from a decolonial perspective. As a virtual space beyond institutions, we want to experiment with other ways of knowledge-production and sharing in regard to fashion studies – through conversation, through the communal, and through a broad diversity of voices across age, race, gender, education, discipline and geography. Through this format, we hope to create a safe space for sharing our individual and collective journeys as we decolonise and emancipate our own thinking in regard to fashion; a space where everyone is respectful of each other’s’ voices, opinions and intellectual content.
The Conversations on Decoloniality and Fashion are organised online every first Saturday of the month from 8-9pm GMT, are free for everyone to join, and the main language is English. To registration for Conversations (required) please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Every month you will receive the required zoom link and the selected reading for the following session. Participants are asked to read the article in advance of the meeting to maximize the discussion. See the file attached for the full programme linked below: