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Environmental Forum course Spring 2021

Environmental ForumWentworthTuesday 6:30-8:30pmProfessor Cynthia Williams (williamsc6@wit.edu) From the WIT course catalogue:  This course offers an exploration of contemporary issues in sustainability and the environment, with each semester focusing on a different theme. Past themes include Urban Ecology, Food and Food Scarcity, and Cultures of Sustainability. The course features weekly lectures by local, regional, and national experts, …

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11/17 Beatrice Glow artist talk

Beatrice Glow artist talk#6 in the Climate Change and Contemporary Art Lecture Series Thursday November 1711:45-12:45 In service of public history and a more socially and environmentally just future, Beatrice Glow often co-labors with scholars, scientists and community stakeholders to assemble surviving fragments and question colonialist histories. Her ongoing research into the social histories of plants provides vignettes …

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11/10 Erin Genia artist talk

Erin Genia, Sisseton-Wahpeton Dakota, Artist in Residence for the City of Boston#5 in the Climate Change and Contemporary Art Lecture SeriesTuesday 11/10 10-11amI will be discussing my work centering Dakota philosophy in my community organizing and creative practice as a multidisciplinary artist working in sound, clay, stone, performance, painting, video, light, and fiber arts. I’ll discuss …

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10/29 Porfirio Gutierrez fibers talk

Porfirio GutiérrezMassArt Fibers Visiting Artist ConversationThursday October 29th 12 – 1 pmMassArt Fibers invites you to attend our second visiting artist engagement of our 2020-2021 school year:For this year’s visiting artist engagements, we are inviting attendees to study the work of the artist ahead of time, via the artists’ websites and other offerings we’ll put …

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10/29 Textile Waste 101 with FABSCRAP

Textile Waste 101 with FABSCRAPThursday, October 29, 2020 at 12pmZoom PresentationFor more info: ctuttle@massart.edu Camille Tagle, CoFounder and COO at FABSCRAP will speak to theMassArt community about the fashion industry’s textile waste issue,including residential versus commercial waste, what happens in thedesign process to contribute to the waste issue, as well as provideinformation about headers and …

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11/10 Threads of Identity

Threads of Identity:The Voices Behind Clothes We WearNovember 10, 20206-7pm This discussion explores current labor practices within the fashion industry through the garment workers’ lens and artisan networks. We focus on the multitude and diversity of workers’ voices, their life circumstances, and the choices they face in providing for their families and maintaining their livelihood …

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Climate Action Plan Rally Wednesday 3/18 1:30-3

DMC AtriumJoin us in learning about and standing for the new MassArt Climate Action Plan drafted by faculty, staff, and students from the MassArt Sustainability Initiative.  Learn about what our goals for meaningful presence, curriculum, and actions need to be in the face of the climate crisis.  Food, making tables, collaborative art projects, film screening, …

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ADDRESSING THE FASHION INDUSTRY’S TEXTILE WASTE ISSUE

Camille Tagle, Director of Reuse Partnerships at FabScrap  Addressing the Fashion Industry’s Textile Waste Issue Camille will discuss the fashion industry’s textile waste issue, including residential versus commercial waste, what happens in the design process to contribute to the waste issue, information about headers, the supply chain, and the fashion industry in general.  As an …

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Eric Benson lecture 3/31 5pm

Fresh Press Paper Lab: The Designer as Engineer, Craftsperson, and ActivistLecture by Eric BensonTuesday March 31 5pm K406Eric Benson is the creator of the internationally recognized and award-winning sustainable design website re-nourish.org and head of the Fresh Press Agri-Fiber Paper Lab, which explores the potential of papermaking to be zero waste, environmentally sustainable, and a catalyst for …

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