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Highlights for the week of April 19–25, 2021

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Stacy Suvino
With the Oscar-Nominated Minari, Stacy Suvino ’08 Continues to Realize Her Hollywood Dream
In the Oscar-nominated film Minari, a family of working-class Korean immigrants moves to rural Arkansas. The props that convey the Yi family’s hardscrabble life were researched and sourced by Stacy Suvino, Visual Presentation and Exhibition Design ’08. Working alongside a production designer and set decorator, Suvino, the film’s buyer and set dresser, scoured stores near the filming location in Tulsa, Oklahoma, in addition to Facebook Marketplace. Though Minari is set in 1983, she shopped for items from the ’70s, because the Yi family couldn’t afford new decor. Each character had a color story; props support mood as well. Read more
APR 20, 6 PM  Art as Impact: Dialogues on Art Advocacy, Educational Initiatives, and Social Justice  
APR 22, 12 PM  Art on the Ground: On Securing HOUSING with KJ Freeman  

• Laticha Brown Launches Podcast About Fashion Industry Leaders
• Dahlia Schweitzer’s New Book Explores Horror Films and the Home

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Amber Valletta, Eileen Fisher and Joyce F. Brown and The Cut logo
FIT’s 15th Annual Sustainable Business and Design Conference received thorough coverage in The Cut. The story describes the three “Changemakers in Action” whom FIT honored: Stacy Flynn, co-founder and CEO of Evrnu; Abrima Erwia, co-founder and president of Studio One Eighty Nine; and designer Eileen Fisher.

Social Media of the Week

Shout out to Vogue for interviewing FIT student Delsy Gouw, Advertising and Marketing Communications '21, founder of crochet label Memorial Day! Her designs have recently been worn by U.S. VP Kamala Harris's stepdaughter Ella Emhoff and models Kaia Gerber and Bella Hadid since launching the label from home.

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FIT Entrepreneurship Series 

A series of talks with our luminary alumni and friends where we share ideas, educate one another, and celebrate achievements.

Unconventional Career Paths with Colleen Salonga, Amanda Munz, and Ruth Wimer, Moderated by Rodney Hutton 
April 23, 1 pm

A Virtual Conversation with Designer Chris Madden
April 23, 2 pm

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