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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

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