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Shahidha Bari

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Latest 19 Jun 2022 | Updated Daily

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Fashion Philosopher Shahidha Bari Presents Vault: Gucci’s New Experimental Online Space.

Gucci Podcast

This episode is the first in an exciting new mini-series dedicated to Vault – Gucci’s latest fashion adventure from the imagination of Creative Director Alessandro Michele. In this first episode, fashion philosopher Shahidha Bari introduces Vault and what it represents, recounts important moments in Gucci's history and talks about the importance of vintage. Vault is an online space and many different things at once: a time machine, an archive, a library, a laboratory, and a meeting place. It is in a state of continuous evolution, reflecting Alessandro Michele’s passion for experimentation, showcasing restored and customized archive pieces alongside the creations of emerging designers through a poetic and coherent editorial format. Discover more on https://vault.gucci.com/


25 Sep 2021

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The Country of Others, with Leïla Slimani and Shahidha Bari

Intelligence Squared

In conversation with writer and cultural historian Shahidha Bari, Slimani shared her insights into the impact of colonialism and the ways in which women in particular find themselves othered, politically, culturally and historically. To buy her new book 'The Country of Others' with the Intelligence Squared discount click here: https://www.primrosehillbooks.com/product/the-country-of-others-leila-slimani-subscribers/Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/intelligencesquared.See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


13 Aug 2021

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Deborah Levy and Shahidha Bari: ‘Real Estate’

London Review Bookshop Podcast

Deborah Levy completes her ‘Living Autobiography’ trilogy – the first two volumes, Things I Don't Want to Know and The Cost of Living, won the Prix Femina Etranger in 2020 – with Real Estate, (Hamish Hamilton), a profound meditation on the things, both physical and psychological, that a woman might own. Levy herself writes ‘It was as if the search for Home was the point, but if I acquired it and the chase was over, there would be no more branches to put in the fire.’ She was in conversation about her work with Shahidha Bari, academic, critic, radio presenter and Professor of Fashion Cultures and Histories at London College of Fashion. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.


28 Jul 2021

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The Fashion Gardener: the life, work and legacy of Ken Scott by writer and academic Shahidha Bari.

Gucci Podcast

Known as the ‘fashion gardener’ for his oversized botanical prints in clashing colours, Ken Scott was an American designer residing in Milan in the 60s and 70s. To emphasize the Epilogue collection’s retro, eclectic spirit, Alessandro Michele chose prints from Ken Scott archive, preserved by Como-based textile producer Mantero, and applied them to emblematic House designs. To celebrate the work of Ken Scott, the story of the designer’s life, work and legacy is narrated by writer, academic, critic and Professor of Fashion Cultures and Histories at London College of Fashion, Shahidha Bari.


18 Feb 2021

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Shahidha Bari: On Shoes

The Art of Costume

I’m pleased to introduce Professor Shahidha Bari in conversation with emerging artist Laila Majid. Shahidha read English at Kings College, Cambridge, where she was awarded a PhD in philosophy and poetry, and has also studied at Cornell. She currently teaches at London College of Fashion, where she is a Professor of Fashion Cultures and Histories. Her writing has appeared in Frieze, The Guardian, The Times Literary Supplement, and the Financial Times, to name a few. In addition, Shahidha is a regular presenter on BBC Radio 3’s Arts and Ideas programme, and on BBC Radio 4’s Front Row. In 2011, Bari was selected as one of BBC Radio 3’s New Generation Thinkers. Shahidha’s book 'Dressed: The Secret Life of Clothes' was released in 2019, in which she explores our complex relationships with the clothes we wear.


8 Sep 2020

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Slavoj Žižek and Shahidha Bari on Hegel in a Wired Brain

Intelligence Squared

In celebration of the 250th anniversary of the birth of G.W.F. Hegel, Slavoj Žižek speaks to Shahidha Bari about the philosophical giant that changed our way of thinking about posthumanism. Together they investigate what he might have had to say about the idea of the 'singularity' and the 'wired brain' – what happens when a direct link between our mental processes and a digital machine emerges. For more information on Slavoj Zizek's new book, click here: https://bit.ly/3g8E15M ------------------------------ Intelligence Squared+. The world's best speakers. Your questions. £4.99 per month. Intelligence Squared+ will bring you live, interactive events every week on our new online platform. Just like at our real-life events, you’ll be able to put your questions to our speakers, vote in live polls and interact with other members of the audience. Your subscription will give you access to multiple events featuring the world’s top thinkers and opinion formers, including Thomas Piketty, Margaret Atwood, Clive Woodward, Thomas Friedman, Meera Syal and Paloma Faith. For a full list of Intelligence Squared+ events and to subscribe, click here: https://bit.ly/2yfYIfmSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/intelligencesquared.See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


28 Jul 2020

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Ep. 245: Fashion (Derrida, Foucault, Sontag) w/ Shahidha Bari (Part Two)

The Partially Examined Life Philosophy Podcast

We conclude with Foucault's "The Ethics of the Concern of the Self As A Practice of Freedom" (1984) and add Susan Sontag's "On Style" (1965). After our guest's departure, we give some concluding remarks about her book Dressed: A Philosophy of Clothes (2020) and Derrida's "The Animal That Therefore I Am" (1999). Start with part one or get the ad-free, unbroken Citizen Edition. Please support PEL! End song: "Clothe Me in Ashes" by K.C. Clifford, interviewed for Nakedly Examined Music #121.


15 Jun 2020

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Ep. 245: Fashion (Derrida, Foucault) w/ Shahidha Bari (Part One)

The Partially Examined Life Philosophy Podcast

On Jacques Derrida's "The Animal That Therefore I Am" (1999), Michel Foucault's "The Ethics of the Concern of the Self As A Practice of Freedom" (1984), and our guest's Dressed: A Philosophy of Clothes (2020). Philosophy devalues appearances, but our changing dominant metaphysics (there is no "underneath" but rather a complex built out of appearance itself) should have changed this. Our guest provided us with readings that elaborate this change, arguing for our continuity with animal nature (Derrida) and the ethical importance of self-care (Foucault). Please support PEL!


8 Jun 2020

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Conscious Chatter with Kestrel Jenkins

In episode 194, Kestrel welcomes Shahidha Bari, author of Dressed: A Philosophy Of Clothes, to the show. A Professor of Fashion Cultures and Histories at the London College of Fashion and a fellow of the Forum for European Philosophy at London School of Economics, Shahidha is dedicated to contributing a discourse around fashion to the philosophy field. “I feel like there has to be some sort of intellectual, cultural shift about the way that we regard our clothes— the forms of attention we give them — not just in how we buy, but how we think about them as artifacts: artifacts that have passed through many hands before they come to our own and artifacts that are expressive of our humanity.” -Shahidha Bari, Author of Dressed: A Philosophy Of Clothes On this week’s show, Shahidha shares more on her background and how her unique experiences with dressing throughout her childhood along with her synesthesia have influenced the work that she does today. While Shahidha was writing her book, Dressed: A Philosophy of Clothes, the Rana Plaza disaster happened. According to her, this garment factory tragedy impacted the book was was writing. For Shahidha, she believes there must be some sort of cultural shift in the way that we regard our garments, and that they warrant dignity as well. The below thoughts, ideas + organizations were brought up in this chat: Synesthesia: when your sensory faculties can get muddled up — Shahidha has a unique way in which her perceptual factors and memories work where she often associates people and words with color and texture “So I lived in a world where the way you existed and moved through the world was shaped by your clothes.” Phenomenology: recording or thinking about the feeling of things, the feeling of existence “I think the quintessential experience of womanhood is the failure to be a woman, which is why I’m so interested in the experience of trans women too.” “There’s a kind of dignity that I wanted to give our clothes — I think that the people who make our clothes very often make it in such unhappy circumstances, that they warrant dignity too, and us being able to give our clothes dignity is one way that we start to recognize the kind of dignity we need to extend to the people who make our clothes too.” “I think there’s a lot to be said for being comfortable right now.” Buy Shahidha's book Dressed: A Philosophy Of Clothes here > This week's episode is brought to you by Fair Trade USA. Each year, Fair Trade USA honors the people who made our clothes and advocates for safer and more sustainable practices in its 'We Wear Fair Trade' campaign. Visit https://www.fairtradecertified.org/we-wear-fair-trade to learn about the fair trade difference in fashion and to meet this year's featured activists.


22 Apr 2020

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The Poetry Pharmacy - William Sieghart and Shahidha Bari


William Sieghart is here with Shahidha Bari to talk about his tried-and-true prescriptions for the heart, mind and soul in The Poetry Pharmacy.William Sieghart is a philanthropist and publisher. He is the founder of National Poetry Day, the Forward Poetry Prize, the Big Arts Week, Bedtime Reading Week and co-founded StreetSmart: Action for the Homeless in 1998. In 2012, he edited a collection of British poems called Winning Words: Inspiring Poems for Everyday Life, to tie in with the London Olympics. The Poetry Pharmacy is William's best selling book bringing together tried-and-true prescriptions for the heart, mind and soul. He has taken his Poetry Pharmacy around the length and breadth of Britain, into the pages of the Guardian, onto BBC Radio 4 and onto the television. His pocket-sized book presents the most essential poems in his dispensary: those which, again and again, have really shown themselves to work, whether you are suffering from loneliness, lack of courage, heartbreak, hopelessness, or even from an excess of ego, there is a poem here to ease your pain.Shahidha Bari is a Professor at University of the Arts London. She works in the fields of poetry, philosophy and visual culture. She is the author of “Keats and Philosophy” (2012) and “Dressed: The Secret Life of Clothes” (2019). Shahidha is the presenter of BBC Radio 3's nightly arts and ideas programme Free Thinking and the occasional host of BBC Radio 4's Front Row and Saturday Review. She writes for The Guardian, Frieze art magazine, The Observer and the TLS among others. In 2011, she was a BBC New Generation Thinker, and in 2016, she was the winner of The Observer Anthony Burgess Arts Journalism Prize. She was Chair of Judges for the Forward Prizes for Poetry in 2019.5x15 brings together five outstanding individuals to tell of their lives, passions and inspirations. There are only two rules - no scripts and only 15 minutes each.Learn more about 5x15 events: 5x15stories.comTwitter: www.twitter.com/5x15storiesFacebook: www.facebook.com/5x15storiesInstagram: www.instagram.com/5x15stories


13 Feb 2020