Fashion + Identity
Danneskiold-Samsøes Allé 53
1435 København K
I forlængelse af udstillingen ’Africa - Rethinking Architecture and Design’ præsenterer KADK en åben seminarrække, der sætter fokus på de udfordringer og muligheder som følger i kølvandet på kontinentets økonomiske og befolkningsmæssige boom. Ud fra emner som fx sundhed, identitet og byudvikling diskuterer vi hvordan arkitekter og designere kan byde ind med bæredygtige og innovative løsninger på disse områder.
In Africa's rapidly urbanising and globalising cities, expressions of identity are constantly evolving and diverging. This is particularly true in fashion, with a wealth of African design continuing to challenge norms, shatter Western misconceptions and propose radical new styles.
As globalisation continues to influence design in all directions, we ask who benefits from this cultural appropriation? Is fashion a statement of aspiration and identity? Or does it represent a flawed system of production and consumption?
Join us for a presentation of innovative African fashion and design, and a discussion on the mutual benefits of cultural collaboration.
Karen Tranberg Hansen is an socio-cultural anthropologist at the University of Copenhagen. Her extensive research on clothing and consumption has been published widely, establishing her as an expert in the field. Her publications include 'Salaula: The World of Secondhand Clothing and Zambia'.
Sunny Dolat is a Creative Director and Stylist based in Nairobi, Kenya. He founded Kenyan arts collective The Nest Collective, which in 2017 published the book 'Not African Enough' to challenge the existing narrative of African fashion.
Maria Mackinney-Valentin is an Associate Professor at KADK. Her project Fashioning Goals explores aspirational consumption and the football jersey in Kenya, and her research explores identity construction through issues of gender, status, power and trend mechanisms. She has recently published 'Fashioning Identity: Status Ambivalence in Contemporary Fashion'. Maria Mackinney-Valentin is also the moderator of this seminar.