Special Events and Projects
|Challenge and Change: Fashion in the Industrial Age ~ a Symposium
Saturday, May 11, 9am - 4pm
Robert Lagary Board Room
Marvin Feldman Center, Ninth Floor
Students of the MA program in Fashion & Textile Studies: History, Theory and Museum Practice, present their annual symposium, Challenge and Change: Fashion in the Industrial Age. Thirteen papers will be presented on the subject of fashion during the industrial revolution.
This event is free and open to the public.
Download the schedule of papers (PDF)
|Cross-Pollination: Masterpieces of the Collections
This workshop was organized by The Museum at FIT in conjunction with Mexico’s Atelier Romo and the Sala de Arte Publico Siqueiros (SAPS). Under the mentorship of artist Sebastian Romo and Tanya Melendez, MFIT’s curator of education, students from FIT and Atelier Romo interpreted MFIT’s costume collection and SAPS’ murals. Results are published via the link above.
Students from FIT and the Mexican school CENTRO shared their skills, diverse perspectives and interpretations of the MFIT exhibition Eco-Fashion: Going Green.
In the summer of 2010, The Museum at FIT invited five students from each institution to investigate ecological sustainability in fashion and what that means to them. The two teams of students were then asked to work together to develop a joint project that would reflect their discoveries and conclusions...
This workshop was organized in collaboration with the Mexican Cultural Institute of New York and Centro de diseño, cine y television. It was made possible in part through funding by the FIT Student-Faculty Corporation.
|Cross-Pollination: Fashion & Politics
Students from FIT and the Mexican school CENTRO shared their diverse skills and perspectives in order to help each other arrive at interpretations of the MFIT exhibition Fashion & Politics. The results of this online collaboration are published here on MFIT’s website. Organized in collaboration with the Mexican Cultural Institute of New York.