Dosa’s Christina Kim Plans Exhibitions in Oaxaca, Marfa, Palm Springs and the RISD Museum

Before Dosa’s Christina Kim picks up the National Design Award for Fashion from the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum this fall, she will be exhibiting why she earned it.
Partial to protecting handcrafts and recycling goods to reduce waste, the designer and artist will be involved with a series of projects. Just back from Mexico, Kim has been working with artisans in Oaxaca, finessing an installation. Under her direction, their work will be installed in a 15,000-square-foot former cotton mill that is now an art center. The eight-person team is cutting paper into what will look like lace in time for the July 8 opening. There will be 1,000 hand-cut designs. “It’s a lot of work, but that is part of working with artisans,” said Kim, who has already made three trips there and plans to make three more before the opening.
Having worked on Oaxaca for 27 years, she has teamed with a workshop that specializes in handmade papers for 15 years. “It’s interesting how you can make paper look like textiles.” Kim said. “I haven’t been doing as many collections any more because I have been working with so many different cultures and I see shifts happening really quickly. What I’m

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