Fashion And Colonialism

with Céline Semaan



Colonialism and Fashion have long been intertwined. From sourcing and manufacturing to exporting waste, this class will explore current practices that reproduce colonialism and exploitation in fashion, and how we can avoid such practices.

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Céline Semaan

Céline Semaan is a Lebanese-Canadian researcher, designer, public speaker, and entrepreneur. She is the co-founder and executive director of Slow Factory, an institute and lab that transforms socially and environmentally harmful systems by designing models that are good for the Earth and good for people. She currently sits on Progressive International’s Council alongside Noam Chomsky and Arundhati Roy and has published in Elle, the New York Magazine and Teen Vogue. Her inter-disciplinary work at the intersection of fashion, climate, and politics has been covered by numerous news and fashion outlets.

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