Kate Sekules


Kate Sekules
Teaching or research post
Pratt Institute History of Art & Design Dept; PhD candidate at Bard Graduate Center
(Re)constructing the practically invisible history and theory of mending.
Kate Sekules is a PhD candidate in Material Culture and Design History at Bard Graduate Center, New York, researching mending cultures and related fields. She has lectured on the history, methodologies, and contexts of textile repair at institutions including Parsons, NYU, FIT, and Tufts, and taught mending workshops at RISD Museum, Winterthur Museum, and the Textile Arts Center, New York, among many others. She is a board member of the Ethical Fashion Forum and Common Objective,, UK, and sits on the advisory council of the New Standard Institute, NYC. She holds an M.A in Costume Studies from NYU. Her book MEND! A Refashioning Manual and Manifesto was published by Penguin in fall 2020.
Research Area
Multidisciplinary research at the intersections of repair and conservation, archaeological anthropology, and dress history.
Material culture, dress history
Associated Institution
Bard Graduate Center, Pratt Institute
Course(s) offered
History of Modern Fashion
Home City or Region
New York
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