Opening Thursday, September 26th, from 6:30PM - 8PM
The Aesthetics of Violence & Resistance, from Fashion to Architecture
A Discussion and Hands-On Workshop with Hoda Katebi
Arts + Public Life, an initiative of UChicago Arts, is excited to announce that we are partnering with the 2019 Chicago Architecture Biennial (CAB) to present this year’s focus “…and other such stories”, which explores architecture and the built environment, reflecting upon social, geopolitical and ecological processes that affect our collective past, present, and future.
The Aesthetics of Violence & Resistance, the first event in a series of CAB-related programs with Arts + Public Life this fall, is a discussion and hands-on workshop unraveling the politics of fashion, architecture, and public arts programs as tools of violence and resistance. Join community organizers Hoda Katebi, Leena Odeh, and Benji Hart as they dissect fast-fashion, surveillance, policing, apartheid, gentrification, and other forms of “aesthetic violence” in their artistic fields from Chicago to Palestine — and what a disruption of these practices can look like.
Hoda is the Chicago-based daughter of Iranian immigrants, the voice behind JooJoo Azad, a political fashion platform, and the founder of Blue Tin Production, an all-women immigrant and refugee-run clothing manufacturing co-operative in Chicago
This event is free and open to the public