Christina Kim has made recycling and handwork central to her design practice. “This type of work requires patience, skill and labor. But often, both labor and skills are the most under-utilized resources, while other resources are being used to exhaustion,” she said. Please join Christina for a workshop focused on visible mending—a style of repair that calls attention to signs of wear and the care that is taken to preserve things.
Ticketing: $20 General Admission, $10 for Members, Students and Seniors
Three women, three continents, three companies that put recycling at the heart of the design process.
Scraps: Fashion, Textiles, and Creative Reuse will present three designers’ alternative approaches to the shockingly high human and environmental costs of textile industry waste. Please join us for a panel discussion with Christina Kim, founder of Los Angeles-based fashion brand dosa; Reiko Sudo, director of Tokyo textile design firm Nuno; and Luisa Cevese, founder of Milan-based accessories and home goods company Riedizioni, in conversation with Matilda McQuaid, Deputy Curatorial Director and Head of Textiles.
All three designers share a profound respect for scraps as repositories of raw materials, energy, labor, and creativity. Inspired by the long tradition of using handcraft to give new life to scraps and cast-offs, each takes an entirely different approach to contending with textile waste. But all three agree that there is much to be gained—aesthetically and financially, as well as environmentally and socially—by making recycling an integral part of their design practice.
Ticketing: $15 for General Admission, $8 for Members, Students and Seniors
Workshop 1:00-3:00 p.m.
Lecture 5:00-6:30 p.m.
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, 2 E 91st Street, New York, NY 10128