Chair

Damian White (History, Philosophy and Social Sciences, Rhode Island School of Design)

Location

Metcalf Auditorium, Chace Center, RISD Museum, 20 N Main St Providence RI 02903

Zoom level

15

Start Date

11-3-2016 11:15 AM

End Date

11-3-2016 1:00 PM

Description

The nature and role of aesthetic values in making things, whether art objects or design objects, esp. in light of various ethical, environmental, and political issues involved in today’s global supply chain.

Speakers

Dr. Alison Gwilt is a fashion design researcher, author and consultant. She explores and promotes a range of innovative design methods and approaches that enable the fashion and textiles community, from educators, to producers, and consumers, to adopt more sustainable and ethical practices. Her work focuses on the use of positive/sustainable design interventions that challenge the current production and consumption paradigm. Alison’s books include ‘Shaping Sustainable Fashion’ (2011), ‘A Practical Guide to Sustainable Fashion’ (2014) and ‘Fashion Design for Living’ (2015). She currently holds the post of Reader in Fashion and Sustainability in the Art and Design Research Centre at Sheffield Hallam University, UK. http://www.alisongwilt.com

Alison Gwilt's extended biography

Jonathan Maskit is Visiting Assistant Professor of Philosophy (on-going) at Denison University, where he also teaches in the Environmental Studies Program. He has published on environmental aesthetics, everyday aesthetics, consumption, wilderness, postindustrialism, and other topics. His work has appeared in Philosophy & Geography; Ethics, Policy, and Environment; Aesthetic Pathways; The European Journal of Geography; and other journals, as well as in a number of edited volumes. He is currently editing a book on continental philosophy and the environment as well as writing one on the aesthetics of sustainable life. He is currently a visiting scholar at the Excellence Cluster for Normative Orders at Goethe University, Frankfurt, Germany. http://denison.academia.edu/JonathanMaskit

Johnathan Maskit's extended biography

Adrian Parr is the Chair of Taft Faculty and the Director of the Taft Research Center at the University of Cincinnati. She holds a joint appointment in the Department of Political Science and the School of Architecture and Interior Design. She is a UNESCO Co-Chair of Water Access and Sustainability with Prof. Dion Dionysiou. She has published several books, the most recent being The Wrath of Capital (Columbia University Press, 2013), Hijacking Sustainability (MIT Press, 2009), and New Directions in Sustainable Design edited with Michael Zaretsky (Routledge, 2010). In 2010 she was awarded the Rieveschl Award for Scholarly and Creative Work.

Links to her work:

http://cup.columbia.edu/book/the-wrath-of-capital/9780231158282

https://mitpress.mit.edu/books/hijacking-sustainability

http://www.euppublishing.com/book/9780748627547

Adrian Parr's extended biography

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Mar 11th, 11:15 AM Mar 11th, 1:00 PM

Aesthetics and Ethical Making

Metcalf Auditorium, Chace Center, RISD Museum, 20 N Main St Providence RI 02903

The nature and role of aesthetic values in making things, whether art objects or design objects, esp. in light of various ethical, environmental, and political issues involved in today’s global supply chain.