Norblack Norwhite collaborates with Aqui Thami to raise funds for Dharavi Art Room/ Sister Library
today Feb 13, 2019
Norblack Norwhite has collaborated with Aqui Thami to create two exclusive t-shirt designs and profits from their sales will raise funds for Thami’s Sister Library and the Dharavi Art Room.
The swiftly growing street-wear label Norblack Norwhite has followed up its recent Fila collaborative collection with another partnership, this time with Aqui Thami. The brand has produced a set of two white t-shirts, one in Hindi and one in English, bearing the slogan “a woman was harassed here”.
“Real tired of this narrative, but we won’t stop talking about it until it stops becoming the truth,” wrote the brand on its social media. “A fundraising tee we created with Aqui Thami to start conversations, stop, think & reflect & hopefully do something about.” Sales of the t-shirts will raise funds for both Thami’s Sister Library and the Dharavi Art Room.
The artist and activist Aqui Thami hails from Darjeeling and is currently based in Mumbai. Thami is a V&A Researvch Institute off-site artist in residence and created the Sister Library, a collection of 100 of her own books that she takes on tour to empower and promote women writers. One of Thami’s most well known projects was when she put up 100 slogan posters across Mumbai in places where she knew people had been harassed. This project became the impetus for her collaboration with Norblack Norwhite and the t-shirt slogan is taken from one of her original posters.
Norblack Norwhite also recently announced that it will launch its first ever tapestry collaboration with the artist Rajni Perera.
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