The FACE Summit: Thursday 13th October 5-8pm (GMT) & Friday 14th October 11.30 am-7pm (GMT) a FREE event to platform research on identity, power, representation and belonging. This is an intersectional fashion platform led by Black and Brown Academics for all.
This event is for EVERYONE
The FACE Summit offers inspiration and practical teaching aids for required culturally competent delivery of education. The FACE Summit is both a live and online event hosted from the heart of London at Central St Martins in Kings Cross. Students especially welcome.
This Summit will be recorded and stored on the FACE YouTube channel. Online Summit on Teams, with some events also available to attend at Central Saint Martins, Granary Building, 1 Granary Square, Kings Cross, London N1C 4AA, for those previously registered
Keynote Talks include:
Growing up in different Worlds: Osman Yousefzada.
An interdisciplinary artist and writer, Yousefzada’s practice revolves around modes of storytelling, merging autobiography with fiction and ritual. He launched his eponymous label in 2008, and expanded his practice into a visual art space since 2013. His work is concerned with the representation, rupture and reimagining of the migrational experience and makes reference to socio-political issues of today. These themes are explored through moving image, installation, writing, sculpture, garment making and performance. Yousefzada is a visiting fellow at Jesus College, Cambridge University and a research practitioner across Spatial Architecture and Sculpture at the Royal College of Art. His work has been shown at various international institutions and currently a series of solo interventions titled ‘What is Seen & What is Not’ are showing at the Victoria and Albert Museum in South Kensington.
Slow Factory: Céline Semaan-Vernon
Céline Semaan-Vernon is a Lebanese-Canadian designer, writer, advocate and public speaker. She is the founder of Slow Factory, a 501c3 public service organization working at the intersection of environmental and social justice, which produces a conference series promoting sustainability literacy called Study Hall, and the first science-driven incubator in fashion called One X One. She is on the Council of Progressive International, has been a Director’s Fellow of MIT Media Lab, and served on the Board of Directors of AIGA NY, a nonprofit membership organization that helps cultivate the future of design in New York City. Céline has received a grant from the city of New York to build a climate institute in Sunset Park focusing on pollution reduction and accessible climate education.