Everyone wears clothing and participates in consumer culture in some way, yet outside of higher education there are few outlets for critical conversations that take a de-centralized approach to the subject and critically examine clothing as an embodiment of lived experiences, history, culture, and politics. Thinking about the relationship of how we dress ourselves and how communities of people are represented in consumer culture is a crucial element of understanding and participating in today’s world.

Clothing & _____ is an independent conversation series organized by Rachel Kinnard that was held at Junior High Los Angeles, a non-profit community space and art gallery located in Hollywood, Ca.

Each conversation focused on a specific topic. The 2017 programs were Clothing & Race, Clothing & Comedy, and Clothing & Size.