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Hoda Katebi - On The Politics of Fashion

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Hoda Katebi - On The Politics of Fashion

Lecture & Discussion
Tuesday, April 24
7:30 - 9:30 pm
Memorial Union | Shannon Hall
Cost: Free
Blogger and Activist Hoda Katebi explores the politics of fashion and what it reveals about structures of violence and resistance.

Besides being used as a measure of one's clout, fashion is a powerful means of communication, oppression, and resistance. Between Kanye West's 'refugee camp' collection and miniskirts being used as a sign of Afghanistan's modernization, the way we choose to present our bodies for public consumption is more powerful than might meet the eye. Starting with images of illegal fashion she documented in her book Tehran Streetstyle, Hoda Katebi will guide participants through an engaging conversation exploring the politics of fashion and what it reveals about contemporary structures of violence -- and modes of resistance.

Besides being used as a measure of one's clout, fashion is a powerful means of communication, oppression, and resistance. Between Kanye West's 'refugee camp' collection and miniskirts being used as a sign of Afghanistan's modernization, the way we choose to present our bodies for public consumption is more powerful than might meet the eye. Starting with images of illegal fashion she documented in her book Tehran Streetstyle, Hoda Katebi will guide participants through an engaging conversation exploring the politics of fashion and what it reveals about contemporary structures of violence -- and modes of resistance.

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With support from:

Horace and Marian Wilke Lectures Fund

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