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Fridays, January 24 – April 17, 2020
STS Lunch Seminar Series

12:00-1:15 pm
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Thursday, February 13, 2020
Entretejido [on ethical fashion]
Film screening + discussion with the director
Patricia Alvarez Astacio (Brandeis University)
Olin Center Room 11 | 6:00-8:00 pm
Sponsors: Department of Anthropology, Department of Studies in Race, Colonialism and Diaspora, Native American and Indigenous Studies, Environmental Studies, and STS

Entretejido is an observational documentary that weaves together the different sites and communities involved in the making of alpaca wool fashions. The film is a sensorial immersion into the textures that compose this supply chain, from animal to runway, employing sonic and visual juxtapositions that explore the fluid complexity of entanglements between Andean artists, alpaca herders, urban designers, development efforts, and the emerging Peruvian high-fashion world.

Patricia Alvarez Astacio is an anthropologist and filmmaker whose scholarly research and creative practice develops in the folds between ethnography, critical theory, sensory ethnography, and the documentary arts. Her most recent works converge on issues of gender and ethnic representations in neoliberal, post-authoritarian Peru. She is currently working on her book manuscript Moral Fibers: Making Fashion Ethical.
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