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The Third International Conference on Diaspora and Design: “Diaspora, Globalization, and Design – Exploring the Forces Shaping Contemporary Cross-Cultural Practices”

Parsons The New School for Design

Friday, November 11, 2011 at 9:00 AM - Saturday, November 12, 2011 at 4:00 PM (EST)

New York, NY

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The goal of this conference is to consider how artists, designers, and practitioners in a myriad of design disciplines are engaging and responding to the tensions and opportunities brought about by globalization and cross-cultural exchanges and how such changes are being preserved as a study of cultures around the world. 

This third of three international and interdisciplinary conferences will examine, document, and preserve the influence of diaspora (or immigration) and diaspora culture on design due to globalization.  This conference builds upon two prior conferences that explored the relationship between culture, especially power, privilege, wealth, identity and values, and design (especially fashion).  This third conference expands the scope of this discussion to other design disciplines and also serves to further our long-term goal of developing a virtual diaspora museum.

Major topic areas will include the following:

Influence of diaspora/immigration on design cultures (local and/or global).

Diaspora Design and (Institutionalized) Identity

Diaspora Identity in a Homogenized/Hybrid world.

Interactions between diaspora designers and global markets

Historical (Generational) perspectives in diaspora design and culture

Designing a Virtual Diaspora Museum

 

Partial List of Confirmed Conference Speakers include:

Hirochika Nakamaki, Professor, National Museum of Ethnology, Osaka, Japan

Sheila Levrant de Bretteville, Professor, Yale University School of Art

Hesung Chun Koh, Chair and Founder, East Rock Institute

Joel Towers, Dean, Parsons New School for Design

Diana N’Diaye, Curator, “Will to Adorn” Project, Smithsonian Institute

Lowery Stokes Sims, Curator, Museum of Arts and Design

Toshio Asakura, Director, National Museum of Ethnology, Osaka, Japan

Hwajin Shim, President, Sungshin Women’s University, Seoul, South Korea

Clive Dilnot, Professor, Parsons The New School for Design

Christina Moon, Asst. Prof, Parsons The New School for Design

Erin Cho, Assoc. Professor, Parsons The New School for Design

Mi Sun Yum, Professor, Sungshin Women's University

Chen Ten-shenshi, Assoc. Prof, National Museum of Ethnology, Osaka, Japan

Kang Sung-sook, Assoc. Professor, Tezukayama University, Nara, Japan

Haruko Takahashi, Professor, Osaka Shoin Women's University, Osaka, Japan

Jeffrey Kim, Professor, Sungkyunkwan University, Seoul, South Korea

Young Ju Rhee,Professor, Sungshin Women’s University, Seoul, South Korea

Siobhan David-Carter, Ph.D. candidate, Indiana University

 

The Conference will be held the same weekend as a companion event, “Fashion Diaspora: Wearing Your Culture On Your Sleeve”.  Taking place on Friday, Nov. 11, 2011, 7.30-10.30pm, at the Yale Club of New York City, this international Fashion Gala will be hosted by East Rock Institute with participation from the Will to Adorn Project of the Smithsonian Institute, Sungshin Women’s University, the National Museum of Ethnology of Japan, the Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts, the Korean Cultural Service, and the Metropolitan Arts League.  The evening will be a celebration of the world’s rich traditions, histories, and cultures through fashion, attire and adornment. The goal of Fashion Diaspora is to foster appreciation of the various cultures that make up New York City’s rich diverse population and the cross-cultural influences of these ethnicities expressed through fashion. Fashion Diaspora will comprise of two runway segments: 1) an exhibition of traditional and historical garments from various ethnicities representative of New York City’s current immigrant population, and 2) a show of contemporary garments by both internationally renown and emerging designers from diasporic communities within the United States, particularly New York City, the fashion melting pot of the world.

 

For more information about the Conference, please contact Christopher Y. Park, M.D., Ph.D., President of East Rock Institute, at cypark@eastrockinstitute.org (646) 888-3199, or email East Rock Institute at eri3@yale.pantheon.edu.  

For more information about the Fashion Diaspora event, please contact Jeanine Jeo-Hi Kim, Co-Chair of Fashion Diaspora, at jeaninejeohikim@gmail.com.




Schedule of Sessions*:

Friday, Novemeber 11, 2011

 

MORNING THE OROZCO ROOM, 66 WEST 12th STREET, ROOM 712
8:30 am Registration and Coffee
9:00 am Session1: Greetings and Keynote Speeches
 

Welcome

Christopher Y. Park, M.D., Ph.D, East Rock Institute

 

Greetings by Sponsors:

Joel Towers, Executive Dean, Parsons The New School for Design

Hwa-jiin Shim,Ph.D, President, Sungshin Women's University

Hesung Chun Koh, Ph.D., Founder and Chair, East Rock Institute

 

Keynote

The CultureWear and Diaspora Museum Movement as 'Salmonization'

Hirochika Nakamaki, Ph.D., Professor, Japanese NAtional Museum of Ethnology

Diaspora, Globalization and Design: the CultureWear and Diaspora Museum Movement

Hesung Chun Koh, Ph.D., East Rock Institute

10:15 am

Coffee Break

10:30 am

Session 2: Diaspora Design/Identity in a Homogenized/Hyrbid World

Moderator: Diana Baird N'Diaye, Ph.D., Smithsonian Institution

 

Recognize Difference

Prof. Shelia Levrant de Brettville, Yale University School of Art

 

The Effects of CultureWear on Cultural Preferences in Global Age

Eun-Ok Lee, Ph.D., Professor, Sungshin Women's University, Seoul

 

 Material Intimacies: Labor, Creativity, and the Global Fashion Industry

Christina Moon, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Parsons The New School for Design

AFTERNOON WOLFF CONFERENCE ROOM, 6 EAST 16TH STREET, 11th FLOOR
12:00 pm Lunch
1:00 pm

Session 3: Diaspora and the Generation of Identity

Moderator: Hirochika Nakamaki, Ph.D., National Museum of Ethnology, Japan

 

Ethnic Accents and Cultural Consciousness: Africa in Clothing, Print Media, and Popular Imagination

Siobahn Carter-David, Ph.D., Instructor, Indiana University

 

Asian Diasporic Fashion Design and "Rainbow Metaphor" a Case from Yokohama Chinatown

Tien-shi Chen, Ph. D., National Museum of Ethnology, Japan

 

Who Dem Shoe Fit...Community, Identity, and the Performance of African Authenticity Through Social Dress in Washington D.C.

Diana Baird N'Diaye, Ph.D., Smithsonian Institution

2:30

Coffee Break

2:45 pm

Session 4: Diaspora Material Culture as a Reflection of Identity

Moderator: Shelia Levrant de Brettville, Yale University School of Art

 

Craft and Design in the Global African Diaspora: Some Thoughts

Lowery Stokes Sims, Curator, Museum of Arts and Design

 

Diasporic Approach in Globalization of Culture Wear Commercialization of Traditional to Contemporary Costumes

Young Ju Rhee, Professor, Sungshin Women's University, Korea

 

Doumenting and PReserving Latino History Through Clothing and Dress at the National Museum of American History

L. Stephen Velasquez, Associate Curator, Division of Home and Community Life, Smithsonian Institution

Saturday, Novemeber 12, 2011

ALL DAY THE KLEIN ROOM, 66 WEST 12th STREET, 5th FLOOR
9:00 am

Session 5: The Global Market and Diaspora Design

Moderator: Christina Moon, Ph.D., Parsons The New School for Design

 

The "Korean Wave" and Fashion Design in Japan: New Possibility for the Diaspora Business

Sung-Sook Kang, Ph.D., Professor, Tezukayama University, Japan

 

Cross-Cultural Predictability - A Case of Cultural Products Based on Sources from the Intra-Cultural Region

Jeffrey Kim, Ph.D., Professor, Sungkyunkwan University, Korea

 

Exploring the Antecedents and the Multidimensionality of Consumer Disidentification

Corielle Blemhadoo, Ph.D. Candidate, University of Tennessee

 

Country Brand Affecting the Value Perception of Products Moderated by Conspicuousness and Cultural Competency

Erin Cho, Ph.D., Parsons New School for Design

10:45 am Coffee Break
11:00 am

Session 6: Hybridity in Perspective: Diaspora and the Designer

Moderator: Erin Cho, Ph.D., Parsons The New School for Design

 

Some Viritues of Exile (For Design and Culture)

Clive Dilnot, Ph.D., Professor, Parsons The New School for Design

 

Using Traditional Elements in the Modern Design: Focusing on Traditional Patterns and Colors of Northeast Asia

Mi Sun Yum, Ph.D., Professor, Sungshin Women's University

 

People of White Robes "The White Clad Folk" to Red Devils: Colors in Fashion and Korean Ethnicity

Toshio Asakura, Ph.D., Professir National Museum of Ethnology, Japan

12:30 pm

Lunch

2:00 pm

Session 7: Design, Culture and Preservation: Designing a Virtual Diaspora Museum Movement

Moderator: Mu Young Lee, Ph.D.,East Rock Institute

 

Finding Acculutration with Digital Archives of Dress, Fashion and Behavior: The Kimono as an Example

Haruko Takahashi, Ph.D., Professor Osaka Shoin Women's University

 

The Will to Adorn and the Dr. Beverly J. Robinson Community Folk Culture Program: a Model for Cultural Research Training for Youth On-line and in the Community

Jade Banks and Madada Kinsey, Mind-Builders Creative Art Center, Inc.

 

Discussants:

Diana N'Diaye, Ph.D., Smithsonian Institute

Lowery Sims, Museum of Art and Design

Hesung Chun Koh, Ph.D., East Rock Institute

Hirochika Nakamaki, Ph.D., Japanese National Museum of Ethnology

3:30 pm Coffee Break


3:45 pm

Plenary Session

Moderator: Christopher Y. Park, M.D., Ph.D., East Rock Institute


*Program topics, times, and participants are subject to change. Please check back for updates.

 



The Smithsonian Institution | National Musem of Ethnology, Japan

Sungshin Women's University | Korean Cultural Service New York | Metropolitan Arts League

 

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Friday, November 11, 2011 at 9:00 AM - Saturday, November 12, 2011 at 4:00 PM (EST)


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