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Conversations Series 3, Episode 1 ‘Japanese Boro: Etymology and Material Reality, the Beginning of Yoshiko’s PhD journey in England’
November 15 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
January 27, 2022
Thursday | 10:00-11:00 PST
Episode 1 – Japanese Boro: Etymology and Material Reality, the Beginning of Yoshiko’s PhD journey in England | Q&A
Yoshiko will expand the dimensions of her essay in the catalog for the Boro–The Art of Necessity exhibition. Over the course of history, before the term “boro” became established, other words in the Japanese language were used by Japanese people to refer to tattered and mended clothing and other textiles, for example, kakafu (759-901), ranru (in Chinese, lan-lu 797), and tsuzure (1170s). Yoshiko will elucidate features of Japanese material culture and illuminate the way language evolves, morphing into meanings that reflect social and cultural contexts. The definition of “boro” has evolved, and will continue to adapt and transform as boro objects journey through time and places.
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General: $25 for each episode
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Links to event recordings will be emailed one week after the event, viewable for two months. The edited version of the talks, which will be suitable as teaching references, will be streamed for purchase after two months.
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