The Behind the Seams First Annual Lecture Series: Call Today to Attend!

October 22, 2009 • Fashion


The Fashion Resource Center of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) is proud to present the first annual lecture series open to the public titled "Behind the Seams." Join us for an exceptional array of discussions and conversations with national and international designers, academics, journalists, and practitioners who work in the field of fashion and its related disciplines. Programs are presented at 6:00 p.m. on Thursdays and Fridays, from now to December. Garments, books and other materials from the FRC collection supporting the topics will be available for investigation.

October 22, Thursday

JOANNA BERZOWSKA is the Professor of Design and Computation Arts, and the Director of the Graduate Certificate Program in Digital Technologies at Concordia University. Berzowska is a member of the Hexagram Research Institute in Montreal and the founder and research director of XS labs. Her team develops inventive methods and applications in electronic textiles and responsive garments.

November 13, Friday

ROBIN GIVHAN is the Fashion Editor at The Washington Post. Givhan won the 2006 Pulitzer Prize for criticism, the first time it has ever been awarded to a fashion writer. The Pulitzer Committee recognized Givhan for her "witty, closly observed essays that transform fashion criticism into cultural criticism."

December 4, Friday

TANYA MARCUSE – Photographer whose work has investigated the body and the archive. Marcuse is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship among other awards and honors. Her photographs are in the collections of the Corcoran Museum of Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Yale Art Gallery, and the Library of Congress. She teaches Photography at Bard College at Simon’s Rock.

Lectures begin at 6:00 p.m, in Room 735, at 36 S. Wabash Ave. Seating is limited to 47 guests per lecture so be sure to reserve your spot by calling 312.629.6731

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