A Woman's Place is in the Resistance
Thursday, May 4, 2023 to Friday, November 3, 2023
Exploring the Intersections of Fashion and Fandom through Star Wars
What does it mean to be a “geek”? That answer is rapidly evolving as traditionally geeky properties become more widely consumed, accepted, and celebrated. Where once upon a time “geek” painted a specific kind of picture—one that was distinctly masculine, “geek” is now worn as a badge of honor by a wider subset of fans that embrace femininity and fandom through dress. Join graduate student Adria Renee as she examines the intersections of fashion and fandom through the beloved American classic, STAR WARS. Designing from a female fan perspective, this project will challenge the prevailing narratives around the geek identity and encourage viewers to more critically consider what it means to be a geek and what a geek, or more specifically, a STAR WARS fan can look like.