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Fashioning Self and the Environment: Artist and Designer Profiles Part 2

Posted on: Friday, April 15, 2011


Tali Weinberg: Brooklyn-based artist and activist Tali Weinberg creates installations and outreach projects informed by her work in human rights and fair trade advocacy, community organizing, and hands-on grassroots development. She is a current artist in residence at the Textile Arts Center, where she is helping to establish their new natural plant dye project in a shared community garden.

Eve Mosher and Renata Mann: Environmental artist Eve Mosher and fiber installation artist Renata Mann have teamed up to debut (Intra)structures for Earth Day 2011. 
(Intra)structures in progress / photo by Eve Mosher and Renata Mann

This amazing new collaboration features a ‘textile based plant growth system utilizing and embracing existing architecture in the city as well as the architecture of our lives.’ Mosher's Seeding the City project (pictured on the rooftop above) will also be shared with visitors.


Edina Tokodi of Mosstika: Brooklyn-based Hungarian artist Edina Tokodi has received international recognition for her moss graphics and greening strategies in urban spaces. Part whimsical, part subversive, and always a surprise in terms of bold placement, Mosstika’s interventions encourage us to think outside the box in terms of greening our vistas and pathways.


Xing-Zhen Chung-Hilyard and Melissa Kirgan of Eko-Lab: Currently in residence at Brooklyn Navy Yard’s Pratt Design Center For Sustainable Innovation, Xing-Zhen and Melissa are shining examples of why hand-crafted, locally-made fashion is both fashion-forward and vital to community livelihood. As veterans of NYFW’s The GreenShows and collaborators with artists such as Jennifer Wen Ma, the duo will share a bit of what constitutes the ‘lab in eko’.

'Fashioning Self and the Environment' takes place on Earth Day 2011, April 22nd from 6pm to 9pm at the Textile Arts Center in Brooklyn, NY.

Attendees must rsvp to rsvp@textileartscenter.com.

1 comments:

Martine said...

thank you for this interesting post Abigail. Love to see our world getting more green........ and more red in this case.
Madderred, my favorit!
XXXm

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