What’s in a Label?
February 27, 2020
Krista Anara Cibis will be presenting Branded: A Taxonomy of Clothing Labels
The Branded project developed through observation of the garment tags on the collars and waist bands of clothing in thrift stores. Cibis is building an archive of photo-documentation of hundreds of clothing labels in place. The tags carry far more information than the list of fiber content, country of manufacture and cleaning instructions. They brand/identify the product, linking it to a word or phrase which often unrelated to the garment. It is worth noting that these tags are also called labels, which acts as a metaphor on its own. The labels are an entry point into subtle undercurrents of messaging around identity and aspiration.
Cibis will share a portion of the archive being developed by gathering and organizing the language used on these tags. She has begun to identify specific themes relating to nationalism, pessimism, connotations of sexuality and intimacy. The labels offer a look at the linguistics, history and culture of what is worn so close to our body.
More information can be found here: Lewis & Clark College 39th Annual Gender Studies Symposium Tensions of Possibility
The values of the Critical Studies program are fundamentally rooted in Critical Pedagogy and principles of equity and social justice. We strive to create change and cultivate leadership within ourselves and our students. Anti-racist work is a core element of the pedagogy we practice in the Graduate School, and this anti-racism work includes acknowledging historic and ongoing systemic and institutional violence.
Three Critical Studies dual degree students are presenting their research the first two weeks of May. Kate Baker, Qamuuqin Maxwell, and Hannah Bakken all chose to add an additional year to their program so they could complete two degrees. Each paired their Critical Studies MA with another PNCA graduate degree.
Congratulations to all the CS 2020 Graduates!
Dr. Sloane McNulty presents "Debt & Parasites: On Viral Ethics" for Critical studies students via zoom
Description: This talk confronts the ethics of debt, arguing how neoliberal policy, viral contagion, and humanism converge in our contemporary moment in the form of the parasite, exposing the violence of the state and capital in their mutual mobilization of responsibility, sacrifice, and austerity.
Current MA in Critical Studies candidate Krista Anara Cibis will present at the Lewis & Clark College Gender Symposium Thursday, March 12, 9;30am
MFA in Visual Studies, The Center for Contemporary Art & Culture and the Multnomah County Cultural Coalition are excited to welcome curator, writer and artist Legacy Russell for a lecture on her work and practice as part of the Hallie Ford School of Graduate Studies Spring 2020 Lecture Series.
Feb 5 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM in the PNCA Mediatheque