FAITH AND FASHION: Dress, politics, and belonging post-Brexit

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30 Nov 2016

6.30pm to 9pm

Professor Reina Lewis of London College of Fashion brings Faith and Fashion to Asia House to discuss the heightened political significance of the religiously dressed body in post-Brexit Britain and beyond. 

Exploring the importance of appearance in debates about race, ethnicity, migration, religion, and national belonging will be: Jacqueline Nicholls, Jewish educator, internationally exhibited artist, and regular contributor to BBC Radio 2 Pause for Thought; James Welch, legal director of Liberty; Ruth Yimika Awogbade, founder and editor of Magnify magazine, described by the Huffington Post as 'the Christian Women's Magazine breaking every stereotype’; and Elif Shafak, political columnist and best-selling author of award-winning titles such as The Bastard of Istanbul and Honour.

LCF’s collaboration with Asia House thinks constructively about how the UK moves into a new set of relationships with the EU, Europe and with Asia and the rest of the world. Come along and help evaluate the opportunities and challenges for those concerned with the cultural politics of dress. 

Event Schedule
18.30 - Doors open
18.45 – 20.00 - Panel discussion
20.00 – 21.00 - Reception

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With special thanks to Asia House.

Image credit: Detail from "Sometimes it's hard to be a woman" - paper-cut. Jacqueline Nicholls.