From Museum Exhibit to Protest Symbol: Exploring the Role of Islamic Fashion in U.S. Public Making

March 20, 2019
12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. EDT
Location: Intercultural Center (ICC) Room 270 Map

There is debate about the role of the aesthetics of Islamic fashion in public making and performative citizenship. In the U.S. context, two case studies demonstrate an intention to include Muslims in the performativity of citizenship: the recent exhibition of Muslim fashion at the de Young Museum in San Francisco and the 2017 adoption of Shepard Fairey’s “flag-hijab” portrait as a symbol of feminist protest. At this event Dr. Elizabeth Bucar, associate professor of religion at Northeastern University in Boston, argued that one succeeds while the other fails and discussed why this is the case. Lunch was served.

This event was co-sponsored by the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs and the Alwaleed Bin Talal Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding.

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