Talks | Design for the Displaced
Where: Museum of Arts and Design
2 Columbus Circle
212-299-7777 Price: $10
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Organized in anticipation of the 72nd Session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York City (September 12–25, 2017), this panel discussion brings together four women in the field of art and design who have launched innovative fashion and art projects in response to international situations of war, violence, and displacement. Some of the projects under consideration also raise both money and awareness in support of global refugee relief.
As of 2017, the individuals and families that have been displaced due to violence and persecution in their home countries have reached unprecedented numbers. With a focus on current crises in the Middle East, Design for the Displaced is moderated by award-winning journalist and humanitarian Tara Kangarlou and will consider art and design concepts, as well as business strategies, that address or provide relief to those affected by this urgent humanitarian issue. Featuring presentations by artist Sara Rahbar, Slow Factory designer Céline Semaan Vernon, designer Alaa Balkhy, and 4 Corners Art Director Rima Massasati, this program will also consider how fashion, art, and design have historically played and continue to play therapeutic and vocational roles in the lives of refugee women and families.