Fashion Studies at AUP

Fashion Talk at AUP: Between Knowledge & Action – Rahemur Rahman: What role do creatives have in redesigning the world around them?

University Room: Omid & Gisel Kordestani Rooftop Conference Center (Q-801)
Combes Student Life Center
6, rue du Colonel Combes
Thursday, June 1, 2023 - 18:00 to 20:30

About the talk:

Join artist and designer Rahemur Rahman in exploring the transformative power of creativity in shaping our world. From tackling social and environmental issues to preserving cultural heritage, Rahman's work showcases the diverse ways in which creatives can effect change in their communities.

This event is sponsored by AUP's Center for Media, Communication and Global Change.

Through his work, Rahman has shown how creatives can use their skills to create inclusive and accessible design, redesign public spaces, and bring attention to important issues through art and design. Join him as he shares examples of his own work that demonstrates the potential of creative thinking in shaping a more equitable, sustainable, and culturally rich future.

This talk is part of this year's Fashion Talks at AUP entitled: Between Knowledge & Action, on the cognitive dissonance of what we know and value, and how we live – organized by Professor Renate Stauss and Professor Sophie Kurkdjian (Fashion Studies, Department of Communication, Media and Culture).

About the speaker:

Rahemur Rahman is a multi-talented artist, designer, filmmaker, and lecturer who is making waves in his field. His work delves into the challenges of heritage and contemporary material and spatial design, often at the intersection of craft-based disciplines. Drawing from his lived experience as a South Asian Muslim gay man who grew up below the poverty line in East London, Rahman's work is deeply rooted in the narratives of everyday life. Rahman’s practice is characterized by a strong emphasis on storytelling, which he achieves through a diverse range of skills acquired through his education at Central Saint Martins, as well as his experience working with renowned institutions like Louis Vuitton and the Victoria and Albert Museum. He brings a unique perspective to his work that reflects his commitment to social knowledge and community engagement, using his platform to give voice to underrepresented communities. In recognition of his outstanding contributions to the field, Rahman has been nominated for numerous awards, including the Changemaker's Prize by the British Fashion Council in 2022, and the Outstanding Contribution award by the British Bangladeshi Fashion Council in 2019 and 2022.


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