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Dubinsky Student Center, Eighth Floor Alcove

Fashion Institute of Technology
New York City, NY 10001 United States

September 2016

Talking Trade at FIT: Luxury African Fashion

September 14, 2016 at 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Dubinsky Student Center, Eighth Floor Alcove, Fashion Institute of Technology
New York City, NY 10001 United States

Part of the International Trade and Marketing Department’s Talking Trade at FIT lecture series, the first panel discussion of the fall semester is titled "Luxury African Fashion: Entrepreneurship and E-Commerce." Speakers will discuss their experiences with and lessons learned from building their luxury African fashion businesses. Panelists will be: Julien Labat, chief executive officer, Edun-Americas, Inc.; Afua Dabanka, founder of Mo'saique; Autumn Adeigbo, founder of the fashion design company Autumn Adeigbo; Stevie Boi, founder of the luxury eyewear brand SBShades; and…

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Korean Ambassador Hahn: How Sustainable Development Goals Are Affecting Us and Our World

September 26, 2016 at 5:15 pm - 6:30 pm
Dubinsky Student Center, Eighth Floor Alcove, Fashion Institute of Technology
New York City, NY 10001 United States

The Deputy Permanent Representative of the Republic of Korea to the United Nations in New York Hahn Choong-hee will present a lecture titled "How Sustainable Development Goals Are Affecting Us and Our World."

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October 2016

Lecture: Taller Boricua: A Hispanic Cultural Institution in New York

October 6, 2016 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Dubinsky Student Center, Eighth Floor Alcove, Fashion Institute of Technology
New York City, NY 10001 United States

Curator Luis Cancel will talk about Taller Boricua, a nonprofit arts organization in East Harlem, and its numerous exhibitions of Latin American artists. Cancel is a  New York–born Puerto Rican artist, art administrator, and art historian who served as executive director of the Bronx Museum of the Arts. While at the museum, he received a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts to research Latin American art, which enabled him to travel extensively throughout Latin America and establish important contacts for the museum with…

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Reading and Book Signing: David Mason

October 18, 2016 at 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Dubinsky Student Center, Eighth Floor Alcove, Fashion Institute of Technology
New York City, NY 10001 United States

Author and former Colorado poet laureate David Mason will read selections from his travel writing and poetry with a presentation of photographs by Cally Conan-Davies and illustrations by Grant Silverstein. A Q&A session and book signing will follow the presentation. Click here to read  Mason's bio and some of his poetry on the Poetry Foundation site.

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November 2016

Talking Trade at FIT: A Day in the Life of an International Executive

November 7, 2016 at 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Dubinsky Student Center, Eighth Floor Alcove, Fashion Institute of Technology
New York City, NY 10001 United States

The International Trade and Marketing Department presents "A Day in the Life of an International Executive," in which two speakers will discuss their career challenges and opportunities in the competitive global environment, providing practical advice for those interested in international trade. The speakers are Steven Hurwitz, senior vice president, product development of manufacturing and sourcing, Tumi, Inc.; and Sydney Price, senior vice president, corporate social responsibility, Kate Spade and Company. This talk is part of the Talking Trade at FIT lecture series.

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April 2017

UCE of FIT Lecture: Street Vendors and Community Organizing in New York City

April 25, 2017 at 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Dubinsky Student Center, Eighth Floor Alcove, Fashion Institute of Technology
New York City, NY 10001 United States

Photo courtesy of the Street Vendor Project. Columbia University visiting scholar Sirine Mechbal will present her research on street vendors in New York City, with a specific focus on Egyptian and Mexican vendors, and the Street Vendor Project.

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September 2017

Poetry Reading and Book Signing: Brittany Perham

September 19, 2017 at 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Dubinsky Student Center, Eighth Floor Alcove, Fashion Institute of Technology
New York City, NY 10001 United States

Brittany Perham, winner of the Barnard Women Poets Prize for her book Double Portrait, will read selections from her work and answer questions. She will sign copies of her book afterwards. Brittany Perham is the author of Double Portrait (W.W. Norton, 2017), which was selected by Claudia Rankine for the Barnard Women Poets Prize; The Curiosities (Free Verse Editions, 2012); and, with Kim Addonizio, the collaborative chapbook The Night Could Go in Either Direction (SHP, 2016). In 2016 she received the Elizabeth Matchett Stover Memorial Award given…

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November 2017

Fall Semester Faculty Meeting

November 30, 2017 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Dubinsky Student Center, Eighth Floor Alcove, Fashion Institute of Technology
New York City, NY 10001 United States

President Joyce F. Brown invites all FIT faculty members to a fall semester meeting. The meeting will take place Thursday, November 30, from 1 to 2 pm in the eighth floor alcove of the Dubinsky Student Center.

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October 2018

Home Products Development Alumni Talk

October 30, 2018 at 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Dubinsky Student Center, Eighth Floor Alcove, Fashion Institute of Technology
New York City, NY 10001 United States

Interested in the Home Products Development major at FIT? Join the department as their alumni talk about the major, the industry, and how they got started in their careers. RSVP to home_products@fitnyc.edu if you plan on attending.

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November 2018

Entrepreneurship Lecture Series: Blockchain in Creative Businesses

November 5, 2018 at 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Dubinsky Student Center, Eighth Floor Alcove, Fashion Institute of Technology
New York City, NY 10001 United States

The Entrepreneurship department presents the third installment of its Lecture Series titled "Blockchain in Creative Businesses: It's Not Just for Techies, It's for Everyone." Have you heard about blockchain? It is the latest thing in technology and taking the world by storm. Want to learn about it, including how it can be utilized in creative businesses? This is not just for techies; it is for everyone. Even if you have never heard about blockchain, this is your chance to learn something…

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MR Magazine Menswear Talk: Crystal Ball on the Future of Fashion/Retail

November 29, 2018 at 6:15 pm - 8:00 pm
Dubinsky Student Center, Eighth Floor Alcove, Fashion Institute of Technology
New York City, NY 10001 United States

The Menswear Department presents a panel discussion on the menswear industry featuring designers from three successful menswear brands. The discussion will be followed by a Q&A session. Panelists will be: Eric Jennings, founding partner E2, former men’s fashion director, Saks Fifth Avenue Simon Graj, marketing guru/founder, Graj & Gustafson Durand Guion, men’s and women’s fashion director, Macy's Jack Carlson, founder, Rowing Blazers The panel will be moderated by MR Magazine’s editor in chief Karen Alberg and will discuss the following:…

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March 2019

Simran Singh: Patterns of Life

March 28, 2019 at 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Dubinsky Student Center, Eighth Floor Alcove, Fashion Institute of Technology
New York City, NY 10001 United States

Simran Singh—author, humanitarian, storyteller, and FIT alumna—brings a unique experiential evening of light, love and conscious exploration of the inner and outer worlds. Three-time Gold Award-winning author, radio show host, and publisher, Singh encourages individuals to consciously integrate and align their lives through compassionate presence and witnessing. Singh's talk will be on the topic of life patterns. Our lives are a series of points and patterns created by divine design. When we connect the dots, and weave the threads, realities…

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October 2022

UCE of FIT Celebrates National Hispanic Heritage Month

October 3, 2022 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Dubinsky Student Center, Eighth Floor Alcove, Fashion Institute of Technology
New York City, NY 10001 United States

In celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month, the UCE of FIT Social Justice Committee invites the community to a presentation by Ryan Bradley Pinchot, lead gallery educator and education coordinator at the Hispanic Society Museum and Library in New York City. This presentation will explore the museum and its collections and address the initiatives undertaken by the museum to reach out to both its neighboring Hispanic community and the diverse Hispanic communities of the New York metropolitan area. Many thanks…

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September 2023

Making AI Policies and Expectations Clear: Talking to Students About AI

September 7, 2023 at 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Dubinsky Student Center, Eighth Floor Alcove, Fashion Institute of Technology
New York City, NY 10001 United States

Join Naomi Gross (Fashion Business Management), Amy Werbel (History of Art), and Calvin Williamson (Science and Math) for a panel about expectations for AI use and policies in the classroom. This is an in-person event. Light refreshments will be provided. Sponsored by the FIT Office of Faculty Development and the Center for Excellence in Teaching. This event is for FIT faculty only; space is limited. REGISTER HERE. 

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Changing Trade Flows for Apparel

September 28, 2023 at 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Dubinsky Student Center, Eighth Floor Alcove, Fashion Institute of Technology
New York City, NY 10001 United States

The Department of International Trade and Marketing and Rutgers Business School partner together as Professor Sonja Chapman presents on textiles and apparel trade flow post 301 Sanctions vs. post implementation of the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act. RSVP here to attend in person, or attend the Vimeo livestream. This event is for the FIT community only. 

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November 2023

Artist Talk: Hannah Higgins on ‘The Grid Book’

November 21, 2023 at 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Dubinsky Student Center, Eighth Floor Alcove, Fashion Institute of Technology
New York City, NY 10001 United States

In conjunction with the exhibition Pattern, the Grid, and Other Systems, artist and author Hannah B Higgins will give a talk on The Grid Book, in which she examines the history of 10 grids that changed the world: the brick, the tablet, the gridiron city plan, the map, musical notation, the ledger, the screen, moveable type, the manufactured box, and the net. Pattern, the Grid, and Other Systems is on display in the Art and Design Gallery through December 3…

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February 2024

The New Stereotype

February 29 at 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Dubinsky Student Center, Eighth Floor Alcove, Fashion Institute of Technology
New York City, NY 10001 United States

The New Stereotype (TNS) is a transformative project that began in 2015 with the aim of reshaping the narrative surrounding Black individuals in America using photography and fashion. At the heart of TNS lies "STORIES," a year-long narrative journey that venerates the multifaceted tapestry of Black life in America, skillfully woven through the mediums of fashion, photography, and film. "STORIES" unfolds as a book composed of diverse chapters, each illuminating the unique and authentic life narratives of Black men and…

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