Tagged: Pandemic

Maria Grazia Chiuri and Isabel Allende on Making Feminist Art in a Pandemic

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Maria Grazia Chiuri of Dior 

Kira Bunse

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Novelist Isabel Allende

Pavielle Garcia

If Maria Grazia Chiuri’s designs for Dior had a thesis, it would be to prove that feminism and fashion are inextricably linked. As the house’s first female creative director, Chiuri made this clear with her debut collection in September 2016, where models wore T-shirts inscribed with the words WE SHOULD ALL BE FEMINISTS, the result of a partnership with writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. Subsequent collections have showcased and uplifted the voices of women artists, scholars, and creators; Chiuri’s designs are often made in collaboration with women artisans around

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Miami’s Buoyant Art and Design Scene Proves Culture Can Thrive Amid the Pandemic

Craig Robins, president and CEO of Dacra, the real estate firm behind the Miami Design District, has seen a 30% in District traffic throughout the pandemic, thanks in part to the neighborhood’s art installations. Here, lunch or a shopping excursion involves interactions with works by Zaha Hadid, John Baldessari, and Marc Newson, Virgil Abloh’s mixed-media sculpture Dollar A Gallon III, and fantastically textured alleyways by Daniel Toole. In 2020, on top of debuting interactive playground devices by Chilean studio Great Things to People (gt2P), Robins commissioned three new public artworks: a Black Lives Matter–inspired double billboard

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Okanagan film industry continues to grow through pandemic

Even during the pandemic, the Okanagan continues to become a hotspot for film projects with bigger stars and films expected on the horizon according to the head of the Okanagan Film Commission.

Chair of the film commission, Jon Summerland, told the Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen (RDOS) board at their Jan. 21 meeting that movie producers created around $48 million in economic impact in the region last year.

The non-profit film commission, funded in part by local regional governments, led the way in health and safety protocols while shooting in 2020, according to Summerland.

“One month into the pandemic, we were

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6 ways to help kids express their feelings about the coronavirus pandemic through art

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected children’s worlds in many ways. Due to closures and restrictions, they have experienced the loss of social engagement and the support of friends, school communities or extended family. Children have likely had conversations about the virus and what they can do to stay safer, and they may be exposed to news stories about COVID-19.

Children are impacted by the pervasive mood of their family around them. Change is inevitable throughout life, and children experience change differently depending on a number of developmental, biological and relational variables.

Childhood is often fraught with varying levels of

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