Sustainability and Mask Making
Yasmin Ahram, Slow Factory Foundation
Wednesday, July 8
A new and sweeping trend of mask wearing fuels new consumption. Caroline Kipp, curator of contemporary art, talks with Yasmin Ahram of the Slow Factory foundation about sustainability and mask making.
About the Series: "The Art of Masks"
Since April 2020, the U.S. Center for Disease Control has asked for people to wear face masks in public to curb the spread of COVID19. This shift has given rise to a mass movement of cloth mask making. Artists leapt into action to produce masks for healthcare and frontline workers or as an alternative economy for lost income, while others customize masks to communicate identity, beliefs, or concerns. Further, mask making has raised questions about the future of fashion with regards to health and sustainability.
Through a series of conversations with the museum’s curator of contemporary art, Caroline Kipp, experts from a range of disciplines will discuss various issues and questions raised by the proliferation of mask making and wearing. Join us on Zoom or Facebook Live for the special lunchtime series July 7-8 and July 15-16 at 12pm.
About the Speaker:
Yasmin Ahram leads communications for the Slow Factory Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to improving sustainability literacy in fashion. Using a holistic, human-centered approach, The Slow Factory Foundation bridges science, human rights, technology, fashion & culture to develop products, resources and certifications for industry and consumers alike.