Very busy winter and now its spring! The end of last year after the election was a flurry of getting #wearyourprotest ready for benefits and auctions. One dress went to the GIVE BACK HOLIDAY MARKET sponsored by the amazing Textile Arts Center community. And another dress was featured in the wonderful show Unbroken organized artist Spencer Morela, Megan Piontkowski and Traci Talasco to benefit the ACLU. Watch this space for more interaction of the #wearyourprotest dress-many more dresses to come throughout the year.
In March I presented the Knitted Rooms of Pratt students in Chicago at the IDEA conference. Adjunct Assistant Professor Annie Coggan presented her paper, “Knitted Rooms,” during the topic session “Design/Build.” The “Knitted Rooms” were full-scale installations designed by Pratt interior design graduate students and fabricated by machines at Pratt’s Brooklyn Fashion + Design Accelerator (BF+DA). And this next week I will be in LA participating in the unmentionables symposium where I will speak about paper mache civil war battle fields, imaginary 18th century families and the power of postcards. If your in LA come on by!