A Letter to the Library

Last year during my sabbatical I was lucky enough to be the Artist-In-Residence at the UTS Library at my alma mater. I blogged about the project, a letter to 2117, HERE. The letter, a result of 300+ hours of stitching, is now up. I mention the hours because concentrating on one thing for so long has immense value. Try it, whether it’s stitching, swimming, watching a tree grow – anything. See HERE for the UTS Library announcement. Thank you allRead more

Earth Day lecture at Quinnipiac University

On Friday I was invited to deliver a short lecture at Quinnipiac University to mark Earth Day, April 22. As I post this, it is the day between Earth Day and the fifth anniversary of Rana Plaza, marked by Fashion Revolution events throughout the week around the world. The talk included parts from my lecture at Kolding Design School in March; I will post that talk here in coming days, as well. Both lectures build on ideas that I exploredRead more

Wardrobe Crisis with Clare Press and Kim Jenkins

I wrote the following for the Tishman Environment & Design Center’s blog following last week’s event. On Wednesday February 28th, the third day of our climate injustice disruption throughout the university, the Tishman Environment and Design Center and the School of Fashion at Parsons hosted a conversation to mark the US publication of Clare Press’s book Wardrobe Crisis. Press is the Sustainability Editor-at-Large of Vogue Australia, to our knowledge the first such appointment at a major fashion magazine. For theRead more

Journey to America

Whispers, a poem about displacement as a response to discrimination, will be part of ‘Journey to America – How Stories of Immigration Shape our Heritage and Culture’, at The Art Center Highland Park in Illinois, north of Chicago. The opening reception is on March 9th, 6-8pm. The Art Center Highland Park, 1957 Sheridan Rd, Highland Park, IL 60035    Read more

Stitch Fetish 6

It’s the last week of Stitch Fetish 6 at the Hive Gallery in Los Angeles; my piece #bigmuscle is part of the exhibition. I had the pleasure of meeting the curator, Ellen Schinderman, over the weekend as well as see the show. If you’re in LA this week, please go and see it!Read more

The circularity gap

Reading through the Circularity Gap by Circle Economy, whom I have met with and respect deeply, some quick thoughts. We are – and have been for millennia, albeit with a recent increase in velocity – in the business of slowly replacing non-human biomass with human biomass. See the diagram early in the report that includes biomass extraction and think of human population growth in the same period. Then read this on the declining numbers of non-human vertebrates. Let me repeat:Read more