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Fashion Resistance and Black Liberation: 1970s and Today – Curating an Undergraduate Fashion Museum Exhibition

Authors
  • Kelly L. Reddy Best (Iowa State University)
  • dorothy vernon
  • Amanda Ortiz Pellot
  • Honor Edmonds
  • Taylor Moore
  • Ellie Everlasting Vo

Abstract

The purpose of our teaching paper is to explore how undergraduate students can engage with and learn about fashion history, in this case, Black liberation, through curating a mini fashion exhibition. We aim to demonstrate that this high-impact, hands-on learning activity is an effective way for undergraduate students to learn about fashion history and social justice through the study and mounting of physical objects. We offer practical steps on how to engage in these student-curation processes. Our goal is to highlight how faculty can develop an approachable, one-semester, fashion-curation project into a course as a form of undergraduate curatorial exhibition scholarship. 

Keywords: scholarship, pedagogy, justice, fashion, dress, museums, curation

How to Cite:

Reddy Best, K. L., vernon, d., Ortiz Pellot, A., Edmonds, H., Moore, T. & Vo, E. E., (2024) “Fashion Resistance and Black Liberation: 1970s and Today – Curating an Undergraduate Fashion Museum Exhibition”, International Textile and Apparel Association Annual Conference Proceedings 80(1). doi: https://doi.org/10.31274/itaa.17194

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Published on
22 Jan 2024
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