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Graduate Student Conference March 2010
Battle Road Trail
Experimental Rose Museum Cell Phone Tour
Foreign Language Tour Event at the Rose
Learning through the Rose Art Museum
Anthropology Must Reads?
Guggenheim project trip to NYC
GBAC: Anthropology & Social Media
Photographs of the Disappeared
"I Sent my Message" exhibition
Should robots wear clothes?
(Slave Trade Memorial)
Classes during "Quarantine"
Rose Art Museum Collections
Nantucket African-American History Project
Chinese Cultural Studies
Obbini Tumbao Residency
Red Thread: Kumi Korf
William Gibson & Cultural Critique
Estate Sales as Cultural Practice
Art Law Forum
Waterfall Projection: My Hands Were Busy
Exhibition: History of the Rose Art Museum
Slavery and Universities
Practicing Place at Brandeis
Arresting Moments: Wonder and the Pedagogy of the Imagination
Saturn Dreaming of Mercury
Wearing our Culture project
(Waltham Family School)
Rose Museum Symposium
Rose Art Museum Crisis
Clothing and Children's Literature
New Media Space
Rose Museum Sit-in, 1/29/09
(Broadcast on YouTube)
Art and Human Rights
(Conversations on YouTube!!)
Art, Representation and Evolution
(Broadcast on YouTube)
Rose Museum Town Meeting
Graduate Student Conference March 2009
Sudanese Refugee Art Exhibition
Webisodes: Unpacking Ads
Jonglei State Cultural Production Center
Virtual Tel Aviv
South Sudan Women Project
Campaign 2008 Ads
"Making Culture" eSpaces
What is culture?
Japan: Gender Images
Prospect Hill Terrace
Rory Stewart's "The Places in Between"
Shubha Mudgal Residency
(Oct. 15-18, 2008)
"Beyond Witnessing" Series
Malek Village Reconstruction Project
Manitonquat visit (
April 9, 2008)
Mariyo Yagi Lecture
(March 26, 2008)
(Feb 14. 2008)
Pedagogy of the Imagination
Transitional Phenomena Working Group
Global Theory Group
Trauma: Theory and Experience course
Brandeis Website Discussion
Visualizing Science symposium
Mirrors of Science
Sexualities in Asia
Gender, Justice and Storytelling Workshop
Waltham Community Archives
Japan Studies Group
Japan Studies colloquium series
Intercultural Residency Series
MusicUnitesUs Lesson Plan Forum
African-American Bike Network
Community History Projects
Readings of Interest
Museums and Exhibitions
Surveillance and Privacy
Architecture and Memorial comments
HIV/AIDS and Cultural Form
Music and Concert Comments
Theater and Drama Comments
Culture, Digital Technology and the Internet
Cultural Production courses
Asian and Asian Diaspora Studies
Education and Cultural Production
Official Cultural Production website
"Wearing our Culture, Wearing Ourselves"
A collaborative, community-engaged learning project between the Waltham Family School, Engaged Anthropology (Anth 182b) and the Rose Art Museum
During Spring 2009, the Cultural Production program at Brandeis will partner with the Rose Art Museum and the adult students at the Waltham Family School (an EvenStart family literary program) to explore the relationships between clothing, society, imagination and the arts.
We will explore the following themes:
(A) All of us have a
--the way we dress and arrange our hair, etc sends important messages to society about who we are, where we come from, and who we want to be.
(B) Clothing helps us express our
remembering parents and grandparents and many others
(C) Clothing and other changes in the surface of our bodies can help mark important
social transitions in our lives
. Examples: baptism, going to school for the first time, graduation, getting married. (Soldiers going to into basic training have their heads shaved; in some societies mourners tear their clothing, etc) (D) Clothing can also aspects of important
(E) Clothing can also express
individual choice and individual freedom
. We can choose to become a new person through our clothing and style choices. In North America, we have "the Culture of the Makeover." Does this idea exist in other societies?
Clothing and Ar
t. Artists sometimes explore all these themes --about being part of a society while also seeking individual freedom-- through art works about clothing. When we go to the Rose Art Museum we will see several works of painting and sculpture in which the artist explores her feelings about her life by creating imaginary kinds of clothing.
Clothing and Children's Literature
. Some children's books feature clothes, garments, hair or other ornaments worn on the body. How do clothes help children and young people imagine new possibilities for themselves? Why kinds of stories for children involving clothing might you write or tell for your children?
Please share other thoughts about clothing, society and the imagination, by posting in the Discussion section above.
Brandeis students will work with the WFS students to create a booklet of memories and ideas about the meaning of important articles of clothing in our lives. The book may also feature illustrated short stories for children, written by WFS adult students, incorporating images of clothing.
The WFS and Brandeis students will also do some sort of public presentation of their shared research and reflections later in the spring.
Study Tour of the Rose Art Museum
(Tuesday, March 17 from 9:15-10:45 a.m.)
Art works to discuss include:
The Nature of how we see.
(on display as part of the Master of Reality exhibition, Lee Gallery). The artist, who not allowed to play football (soccer) as a girl growing up in Brazil, created this imaginary football uniform incorporating the symbolism of a superhero. How can real or imagined clothing help us think about becoming a new person?
, 1965, cloth stuffed on wire, Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, MA, Gift of Louis Schapiro.
In this work, the artist confronts her own struggles with hallucinations and mental illness. Why might she have chosen to face these challenges through the image of a dress or coat on a hanger? How might we understand the protrusions extending out of the garment? When can clothing, or art more generally, help to heal a person who is suffering or troubled?
Why has artist chosen to dress the three women in this work in this particular manner?
Drawing about Clothing.
Please draw or write something on one or more of the following themes:
Clothing that reminds you of your home country
Clothing that reminds of somebody special
Clothing that reminds you of an important event in your life. (Happy or Sad).
Clothing that you would like to wear, just for yourself.
Clothing that your children like to wear?
Clothing that your children shouldn’t wear?
Imaginary clothing--- for example, a Superwoman’s uniform (like Chie Fueki's painitng)
A story for children about clothing.
video about Chie Fueki's painting "The Nature of How We See,"
which is based on the artist's vision of a magical soccer jersey.
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