risd-museum.jpg
Left to right: Japanese, Noragi (workcoat), mid-1800s. Elizabeth T. and Dorothy N. Casey Fund. dosa, Travel Coat, 2014. Edgar J. Lownes Fund. B. Earley, Lace Blouse (Top 100 Recycled Shirts Project), 2008. Helen M. Danforth Acquisition Fund. G-Star RAW, Jeans, ca. 2005. Proposed: Gift of Anne Marika Verploegh Chassé. Ghanaian, Fugu (man’s robe), mid-1900s. Museum purchase: Museum Works of Art Fund, by exchange.

Repair and Design Futures

An exhibition, multidisciplinary programming initiative, and journal issue.

Repair, a humble act born of necessity, expresses resistance to the unmaking of our world and the environment. This exhibition investigates mending as material intervention, metaphor, and call to action. Spanning the globe and more than three centuries, objects in the exhibition reveal darns, patches, and stabilized areas that act as springboards to considering socially engaged design thinking today. Through an informal, expansive format of related exhibitions, the RISD Museum hopes to encourage engagement across a broad spectrum of perspectives. Works on display include costume and textile objects, as well as many interesting speakers involved in a debate on the topic. Have a look!

5 October 2018 - 30 June 2019

RISD Museum
224 Benefit Street
Providence, Rhode Island 02903
United States

More News

1 May 2020
Cover Mode und andere Neurosen

Mode und andere Neurosen

Was erzählen wir über uns, wenn wir uns anziehen? In zehn persönlichen Essays denkt Katja Eichinger über die Macht der Mode nach.

30 April 2020
Christian Dior Film

Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams

A full-length documentary released by Dior about the rich history of the iconic fashion brand and the legend behind it.

24 April 2020
Fashion Transparency Index 2020

The Fashion Transparency Index 2020

This year’s edition of the Fashion Transparency Index commissioned by Fashion Revolution is out and free to download. Take an in-depth look.

31 January 2020
Raf Simons for Dior Haute Couture by Tim Walker

SMUK. Fashion Decoration: a Show-Off

Putting historical and contemporary decorative techniques of luxury fashion in the spotlight through clothing, accessories, and couture.

31 January 2020
The State of Fashion 2020

The State of Fashion 2020: The Report

Looking at the trends, numbers, worries, and positive outlooks within the fashion industry for the upcoming year.

11 December 2019
Hedy Lamarr in I Take This-Woman

Lady Bluetooth - Hedy Lamarr

The story of a remarkable inventor buried under the expectations of womanhood in the 30’s and 40’s.