Rahemur Rahman on empathic fashion education, eliminating hurdles and creating a better world through teaching better
In this episode you meet Rahemur Rahman, artist, designer, filmmaker, and Joint First Year Leader on the BA Fashion at Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London. He has a strong commitment to social knowledge and community engagement, using his platform to give voice to underrepresented communities. He sees himself as a conduit of hope between grassroots and CEOs. He wants to decolonize craftsmanship and show the whole world what Bangladesh can do. Rahemur radiates empathy and urgency at once, and embodies what Paolo Freire called an education for hope.
Fashion is a great teacher talks to him about unlearning taboos and eliminating hurdles, about saving people through care and education, and creating a better world though teaching better, about almost becoming a civil servant instead … and the ambiguity of teaching students for an industry that he thinks is a complete pile of crap.
Interview: Renate Stauss
Audio editing by: Moritz Bailly
Music by: Johannes von Weizsäcker
Graphic by: Studio Regular