Dakota Mace, photographer for the Center for Design and Material Culture and Helen Louise Allen Textile Collection and a Human Ecology alumna, provides words and photos sharing the stories of Diné (Navajo) people who were forced to go on “the Long Walk” in the 1860s — a 300-mile trek to exile — and of their descendants.
Written by Sandra K. Barnidge (Journalism ’09, MA’13) Most fashion historians focus on documenting change over time in how styles are cut from fabric, like sculptures chiseled out of stone, and a sharp pair of …
Human Ecology faculty, staff and a Ph.D. student describe the school’s efforts to use items from the Helen Louise Allen Textile Collection to help visitors understand the difference between cultural appropriation and cultural appreciation.
Laura Sims Peck, operations manager for the Center for Design & Material Culture, describes the impact of “Hand Made in America: Contemporary Custom Footwear.” The exhibit, which featured 11 accomplished shoe and boot makers currently working in the U.S., was on display in spring 2023 in the Lynn Mecklenburg Textile Gallery.
Congratulations to Adriana Barrios, Engagement Manager for Exhibitions and Programs in the Center for Design and Material Culture, recipient of the 2022 the Edna Wiechers Arts in Wisconsin Award. This award and honor (established in …
Drs. Robert L. Nix, Jennifer Gaddis, Kristin Litzelman, and Sarah Anne Carter return to campus with added distinction.
Three CNPL grads featured by university, Wong explains rebuilding local consumer confidence, RCB major talks fashion with The Black Voice, Whelan on pandexit resocialization, and more.
New research from Drs. Harvey, Dodge Francis, and Papp; HDFS PhD student Tia Murray on the role of doulas in addressing the racial inequities in Madison-area maternal and child health; Whelan on pandemic parenting on The Today Show; Gaddis on school lunch in The Conversation; and more.
Litzelman reports on Wisconsin community organizations’ efforts to combat loneliness during the pandemic, Fairbanks conversation on social weaving published in Textile: Cloth and Culture, Dong comments on the wellbeing design components of interiors, and more.
Gianofer Fields, veteran radio producer and storyteller, joins the CDMC in new role as Producer-in-Residence.