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Faith & Fashion in Montreal: Religion, Dress and Politics

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Published date
16 March 2018

First published: 16 March 2016

London College of Fashion’s Professor Reina Lewis takes Faith & Fashion on the road to Montreal to focus on the fraught politics of dress and religion in the Quebec as well as Canadian contexts, in collaboration with DHC/ART Foundation for Contemporary Art for a session held at Phi Centre, 407, Saint-Pierre, Montreal.

Joining Reina to discuss the impact of public debates about religiously related dress across the faiths are DHC/ART curator Dr Cheryl Sim; Professor Jasmin Zine of Wilfrid Laurier University, author of Islam in the Hinterlands: Muslim Cultural Politics in Canada; Professor Yasmin Jiwani of Concordia University, author of Faces of Violence in the Lives of Girls; and media artist Farheen HaQ, whose work explores cultural inscriptions of the body, ritual and gesture.