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***All public programs at The Graduate Center, CUNY are postponed, canceled, or will be livestreamed through fall semester, 2020.

This event has been postponed, please check back here on our website (or sign up for our mailing list here for updates) about rescheduling and more information regarding this event.

Join Sandra Goldmark (Barnard College, Design and the Director of Sustainability) and Ngozi Okaro (Executive Director of Custom Collaborative), who will discuss sustainability in fashion and the cultural industries, women’s labor and immigration, current projects in New York and global projects addressing these issues. This panel is organized in conjunction with classes taught at the CUNY Graduate Center and Hunter College and will be open to the wider CUNY community and general public to raise awareness about sustainable practices within educational institutions, in personal consumption, in creative practice, and investigate methods for further research and scholarship.

By discussing sustainable practices in the cultural industries with a wide range of students from disciplines such as languages, design, fashion, theatre, and the wider public we aim to pedagogically widen the scope of this discussion and inform personal and collective consumption habits. Research and practical knowledge from diverse
artists and scholars will shed light on how sustainability issues work in an intersectional manner, across categories of race, gender, discipline, budgets and production value and become key areas for futureengagement.


"Design within Limits: Climate Change and Institutional Strategies for Change in the Arts"

"Cooperative Enterprise: Reimagining Fashion and Community"

This event will be moderated by professors Eugenia Paulicelli of The Graduate Center, CUNY and Queens College, Director of the Fabric of Cultures Project, and Deepsikha Chatterjee of the Theatre Department at Hunter College. The event is free and open to students and the general public interested in ethical production, consumption, and globalization.

Sponsored by The Center for the Humanities, The Women's and Gender Studies, MALS-Fashion Studies, The Ph.D. Program in Theatre and Performance at The Graduate Center, CUNY.