Dressing Indianapolis

We adorn the body. How do we adorn a city? A distinctive style, sparkling accessories… what does a city need to look good? How does city style sway brand identity, community development, and reputation? What can urban design learn from fashion?

Join us for a vibrant conversation on city style featuring TED-style talks by architect Wil Marquez, IMA fashion arts curatorial associate Petra Slinkard, Indy Fashion Collective representative Benjamin Blevins, and artist Kipp Normand, followed by a panel discussion with architect Sanford Garner, writer and critic David Hoppe, designer and stylist Nikki Sutton, and design advocate Michael Bricker. Moderated by Michael Kaufmann of Health & Hospital Corporation and MC'd by Jennifer Smith of AvantGarb.

Between presentations, see photo essays by six local photographers that tell the design story of Indy’s cultural districts. Photographers include Dauss Miller, Rebecca Shehorn, Brian Logan, Larry Endicott, Sandra Jarvis, and Mallory Talty. Vote for your favorite!

An IndyTalks program presented by the Spirit & Place Festival and the Indianapolis Museum of Art, Dressing Indianapolis blends the IndyTalks 2011 theme, Indy as Super City, and the Spirit & Place 2011 theme, The Body, to explore the parallels and intersection between urban design and fashion design. The program program is made possible with generous support from LEVEL Interior Architecture+Design and Silver in the City.

Photo courtesy Indianapolis Downtown, Inc.

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