About the Program
“Design Diaries International” (DDI) is an exciting new project using fashion, history and culture to connect American teens with Palestinian teens in Jerusalem. Teens will work together to create original garments and their own fashion show that shows what they’ve learned about American and Palestinian clothing. Seven students were selected from this group to participate in a similar show at the Palestinian Heritage Museum in April 2014. The U.S. show was held on May 15, 2014 at the Minnesota History Center.
Throughout the course of the program the girls will research textiles in the collections of the Minnesota Historical Society and the Palestinian Heritage Museum. They'll work with fashion designers to create garments that draw on their research and express their unique identities. The girls will share what they learn through posts on Tumblr, a closed Facebook group, video and photo diaries, sketches and written reflections.
Follow Our Trip to Jerusalem!
Minnesota Fashion Show
Thurs., May 15, 2014, 7 p.m. Free.
Join us at the Minnesota History Center for an innovative fashion event featuring girls from both the Twin Cities and Jerusalem modeling their original garments against the backdrop of media, music and informative displays all curated or created by them to encourage all of us to reflect on the many ways that what we wear represents who we are.
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact Aleah Vinick at firstname.lastname@example.org or 651-259-3417.
Design Diaries International, a Museums Connect project, is funded in part by a grant from the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and is administered by the American Alliance of Museums.