SHIFTING PARADIGMS: FASHION + TECHNOLOGY | KENT STATE UNIVERSITY MUSEUM | Kent State University

SHIFTING PARADIGMS: FASHION + TECHNOLOGY

Broadbent Gallery | Margarita Benitez and Noël Palomo-Lovinski, Guest Curators

The innovative subject of the exhibition has potential to shape future ideas of fashion and business. The exhibition seeks to address pioneering applications of technology that will have a radical effect on the future of personal expression, image and clothing. The exhibition will be divided into four categories: Generative Technology Design, Democracy of Preference/ Subversion of Traditional Production, DIY, Technology and Expression. These four categories will illustrate how designers are creatively addressing technology in a wide variety of forms to express changing 21st-century culture. The applications of technology allow articulation of complex philosophical ideas and context, the perceptions of uses of impending technology, the fostering of a new relationship with craft, and individual means of production that are shaping future conceptions of fashion and clothing.