Ep. 89 - The Politics of Dress, Pt. 2 ft. Hannah Linsky
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BrownTown again invites Hannah Linsky (she/her), vintage stylist, seller, educator, and liver and breather of all things fashion to unpack the politics of dress. In part 2, the friends go macro and discuss fashion within current and historical social movements and its impact on policy and popular culture. From Scottish Resistance to the Black Panthers to Iran's Hijab Protest Movement and everything in between, we understand that dress communicates strong cultural messages. Though often created out of specific contexts, these stylings last generations, travel across cultures, and make us investigate our notions of respectability, autonomy, and mobilization. “If fashion resists power, it is also a compelling form of it,” (Tansy Hoskins). Listen to Episode 85, Part 1!
GUEST: Hannah Linsky is a vintage stylist, seller, occasional model and avid collector. She lives and breathes fashion and loves playing dress up almost as much as she loves talking fashion. She is a recent graduate of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where she earned her Master’s in Art Education. Her work Revolutionary Dress (site, Instagram) centers around examining historical movements through the lens of dress.
"Past social and political movements provide a basis for conversations about race, class, gender, sexuality, ability and culture, while dress acts as a vehicle to move the conversations from past events to the personal, present and future. Learning about the power of dress in historical movements allows for a wide range of new material to supplement common subjects already covered in educational spaces. It opens up space for discussions about social structures, culture and self-reflection." -RevDress
Mentioned in episode:
- Hoda Katebi's Work -- Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Website
- on WGN-TV, "You don't sound American"
- on France's hijab ban and the Iran hijab protests (1, 2)
- 2016: Beyoncé at 2016 Super Bowl and #RememberRekia Action in Chicago
- NWA, Los Angeles Raiders, and the Straight Outta LA documentary (1, 2, 3)
- SoapBox's What's Beef? documentary on neoliberalism, gangsta rap, and NWA
- Mexican Rebozo
- Punk Attitude documentary and Pistol TV Miniseries
CREDITS: Intro soundbite from Hoda Katebi on WGN-TV. Audio engineered by Kiera Battles. Episode photo by Hannah Linsky.
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