Why do we dress the way we do? How does appearance shape our self-worth and social behavior? And, how is appearance political?
Aynouk Tan is a (fashion) journalist, lecturer and curator specialized in the relationship between appearance, politics and identity. Tan, who describes herself as a queer and intersectional anarchist, will address these questions in a lecture called ‘Fashion and I: How Clothes Produce Identity’. The lecture will be accompanied by a large number of (extravagant) outfits and film clips in order to stimulate critical thinking and analysis.
By observing appearance from an anthropological point of view, Aynouk Tan aims to deconstruct colonial, neoliberal and heteronormative narratives. She is an advisor at the Amsterdam Fund for the Arts (AFK), jury member for the Dutch Design Awards, and chair of the board at the political party Amsterdam BIJ1.
Please note: only book a ticket if you want to attend this program on campus. To watch the livestream, please do not reserve a ticket.
You can visit this program on campus or watch it online via a livestream.
On campus: ticket reservation required
This program will take place on campus for a limited number of visitors only; this number is determined by what we can accommodate according to the Covid-19 measures. Making a reservation via the website (black "order" button) is therefore mandatory if you want to attend this program on campus.
Via livestream: do not reserve a ticket
This program will also be streamed live to our YouTube channel and Facebook page. Follow us on Facebook or subscribe to our YouTube channel to receive a notification when we go live. Please do not book a ticket if you want to watch the livestream.
SG & USE registration
- On campus:
Please register your participation right away when attending the program on campus. This can be done by scanning your student card at the venue before the start of the program.
- Online via livestream:
Please note: do not make a reservation if you want to watch the program online via the livestream. You can only register for SG&USE if you watch the entire program live ( i.e., you can’t watch it at a later time) and if you complete an online SG&USE registration form within five minutes after the end of the program. Before the program starts, we will explain where and when you can find the link to the registration form. You will need to have your student ID number on hand because you'll need it to fill out the form. Please make sure your registration is done properly, otherwise we will not be able to verify that you were present.
More information about SG & USE can be found here.