Bringing Fabrics to Life

Sunday, July 30, 2017
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm, Fowler - Lecture/Classroom - A103B - Lenart Auditorium

Stephan Miescher on Akosombo Textiles Limited of Ghana

See below for additional information.

Admission

Free and open to the public.

Contact

Fowler Museum at UCLA
(310) 267-4007
fowlerprograms@arts.ucla.edu

Website

http://www.fowler.ucla.edu/events/bringing-fabrics-to-l...

Additional Information

To celebrate the launch of our "African-Print Fashion Now!" exhibition catalog, contributing essayist Stephan Miescher discusses how the cloths made by Akosombo Textiles Limited of Ghana (ATL) evolved from a low prestige commodity to an affordable and respected product, now threatened by market liberalization and globalization.

Miescher is Associate Professor of History at UC Santa Barbara.

Following the talk, stay for the African-Print Fashion Now! closing day celebration with a 3pm outdoor concert in the UCLA Art Council Amphitheatre.