Repair and Design Futures
- Repair and Design Futures
- Social Media
- Repair, a humble act born of necessity, expresses resistance to the unmaking of our world and the environment. This exhibition investigated mending as material intervention, metaphor, and call to action.
- Type of event
- Format of event
- Gallery installation
- Subject(s) covered
- Mending, repair, design as repair, design futures
- Period(s) and/or Region(s) explored
- 1700-2017, worldwide
- Intended audience
- The hope was to encourage engagement across a broad spectrum of perspectives
- Host institution
- RISD Museum
- Related series / program
- Lost in the Museum, RISD October 5, 2018 - August 25, 2019
- Educational component
- Full events program; talks, conversations, workshops, performances, screenings
- Event in more detail
Repair, a humble act born of necessity, expresses resistance to the unmaking of our world and the environment. This exhibition and programming series investigated mending as material intervention, metaphor, and call to action. Spanning the globe and more than three centuries, these objects reveal darns, patches, and stabilized areas that act as springboards to considering socially engaged design thinking today. Repair invites renewed forms of social exchange and offers alternative, holistic ways of facing environmental and social breakdown.
On display in this multiuse gallery space were costume and textile objects from the collections of the RISD Museum and Brown University’s Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology. In Café Pearl (at the Benefit Street entrance) and the Donghia Costume and Textile Gallery and Study Center (sixth floor), related exhibitions investigated additional approaches to repair.
- Bio of creator
- Kate Irvin is curator and head of the Costume and Textiles department at the RISD Museum. There she oversees a collection of 30,000 fashion and textile items that range in date from 1500 BCE to the present and represent traditions and innovations across the globe.
- Catalogue or programme
- Report or article about event
- Home City or Region
- Providence RI
- October 5, 2018 - June 30, 2019
- Kate Irvin
- Item sets
This item was submitted on July 31, 2022 by [anonymous user] using the form “Application Form for Events” on the site “Visible Mending”: https://visiblemending.org/s/worldClick here to view the collected data.