American Identity: A Multi-Media Project by Bayeté Ross Smith

Image: New York Times

A multi-media project by Bayeté Ross Smith on the New York Times asks what makes someone American? How do you define American identity? When do you feel most American? Or least? Smith gets nine American citizens to describe their struggle to belong in a nation that both embraces and rejects them and invites you to record your own story.

In an upcoming panel event at the Brooklyn Fashion + Design Accelerator titled “Redesigning Citizenship,” we’ll be exploring similar questions with fashion and design pioneers and also recording “Citizen Stories” in a special storytelling booth. The event is part of NYCxDESIGN, and will look at being a “citizen” from the perspectives of art, design, activism and fashion.

On the evening of the panel, we are also asking people to bring in an object that best represents their own citizenship and to tell a story about it in our storytelling booth. Come prepared!

RSVP here.

To learn more about how brands are taking on ethical storytelling, check out our Sustainable Fashion Roadmap tool.