Study Hall

A Conference in collaboration with MIT Media Lab & Ace Hotel

Study Hall — Sustainability, Human Rights, Technology and the Fashion Industry

Feb 7, 2018
Ace Hotel, NYC


Opening Keynote by Leland Melvin, NASA Astronaut, kicking off the conference from an orbital perspective, the vantage point from Space.


Mara Hoffman (Mara Hoffman), Orsola deCastro (Fashion Revolution), Abrima Erwiah (Studio 189), Lilian Liu (United Nations Global Compact), Jasmine Aarons (Made by VOZ).
Moderated by Joelle Firzli (Design & Flow).

Human Rights

LanVy Nguyen (Fashion 4 Freedom founder); Leonardo Bonanni (SourceMap founder and CEO), Aaron Halegua (lawyer, consultant, fellow at NYU School of Law).
Moderated by Benjamin Skinner (Transparentem founder).


Presentations by: Jifei Ou – 3D Printed Fur (MIT Media Lab, Tangible Media),
Sim Guliti – Sustainable Stain Proof Fabric Treatments (Dropel Fabrics).


Diet Prada — Fashion’s most powerful critic and encyclopedia.

The Library launches Sustainable Standard: A yearly commitment compatible with existing certification models in the Fashion Industry highlighting the sustainable standards Brands need to undertake in order to be archived in The Library Sustainable Fashion Archive.


Fashion Future: How can the Fashion Industry keep up with the Environment and remain fashion forward? Pashon Murray (Detroit Dirt), Jennifer Gilbert (I:CO), Andrea Lauer (Risen From the Thread), Viktoria Modesta (Bionic artist), Amelia Diamond (ManRepeller).
Moderated by Michelle Millar Fisher (MoMA).