Student Spotlight: Alternative Fashions by Addison Nace

What is fashion? This question is one of the guiding inquiries that inspired Uncut Attire. Since entering grad school, I have begun to consider ways in which the definition of fashion may be broadened to …

Design Thinking Through Intentional Co-Design: Culturally Inspired Creation in the Lynn Mecklenburg Textile Gallery

By Dr. Sarah Anne Carter, CDMC Executive Director and Associate Professor in Design Studies This spring the Center for Design and Material Culture is hosting an exhibition in the Lynn Mecklenburg Textile Gallery that connects to …

Exhibition Spotlight: Lace from the Helen Louise Allen Textile Collection

PhD student in Design History, Maeve M. Hogan, discusses the curatorial vision for Lace in the Helen Louise Textile Collection, on view in the Lynn Mecklenburg Textile Gallery, September 8 through November 17, 2021.

Malkha | Madison

Online Launch: August 2021 – Ongoing. The Malkha | Madison project seeks to deepen our understanding of the value of artisan production in the contemporary post-industrial world. Indian artisan cotton textile production is a field that links the pre-industrial past to the post-industrial future. Through CDMC’s 3 pillars, we aim to convey the vibrancy of the field by sharing the vision, process, & material culture of Malkha, a South India-based textiles commons.