POSTPONED: Sustainable Thinking in Practice: Fashion, Cultural Industry, Labor, Immigration

MAR 19, 2020 | 6:00 PM TO 8:00 PM

Photos: Sandra Goldmark, Ngozi Okaro, & Chiara Colombi



The Graduate Center
365 Fifth Avenue


9100: Skylight Room


March 19, 2020: 6:00 PM-8:00 PM




The Center for the Humanities



This event has been postponed, please check back on our website here, or sign up for our mailing list here for updates and rescheduling information about this event.

This event will include panelists Chiara Colombi (Politecnico di Milano, Design), Sandra Goldmark (Barnard College, Design and the Director of Sustainability) Ngozi Okaro (Executive Director of Custom Collaborative), who will discuss sustainability in fashion and the cultural industries, women’s labor and immigration, current projects in New York and global projects addressing these issues. This panel is organized in conjunction with classes taught at the CUNY Graduate Center and Hunter College and will be open to the wider CUNY community and general public to raise awareness about sustainable practices within educational institutions, in personal consumption, in creative practice, and investigate methods for further research and scholarship. Free and open to the public, but please RSVP here.


  • Sandra Goldmark, (Associate Professor of Design a Barnard College and the Director of Sustainability on campus.)

"Design within Limits: Climate Change and Institutional Strategies for Change in the Arts


  • Ngozi Okaro, Executive Director of Custom Collaborative

"Cooperative Enterprise: Reimagining Fashion and Community"


  • Chiara Colombi (Associate Professor at Politecnico di Milano, Design Department)

“I Was a Sari. Co-design as Engine for Socio-Cultural Innovation”

This event will be moderated by professors Eugenia Paulicelli of The Graduate Center, CUNY and Queens College, Director of the Fabric of Cultures Project, and Deepsikha Chatterjee of the Theatre Department at Hunter College. The event is free and open to students and the general public interested in ethical production, consumption, and globalization. 

Sponsored by The Center for the Humanities, The Women's and Gender Studies, MALS-Fashion Studies, The Ph.D. Program in Theatre and Performance at The Graduate Center, CUNY.