CUT: Deconstructing the Yoga Pant - Cultural Creativity and Research in Asia and the Pacific: A CHL Flagship

Photo credit: Jade Stevens on Unsplash

Event details


Date & time

Friday 07 October 2022


1.309, HC Coombs Building




CHL Communicate

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Photo credit: Jade Stevens on Unsplash

The yoga pant has become an iconic piece of clothing in many parts of the world, signalling an uneven meeting point between the practice of yoga and the imperatives of neoliberal self-perfection. This workshop explores the politics of the yoga pant by examining how stretchy fabric promotes gendered and cultural ideologies of flexibility that may conceal surprising rigidities. We will analyse the diverse social and environmental meanings of the yoga pant through the act of cutting one up.

Deassembling and reassembling the yoga pant in new ways, we will reflect on transformations of memory and identity possible within South Asian and globalised practices. We will then explore how such experimental, hands-on processes might support new research directions within cultural and gender studies.Participation in this hands-on, in-person workshop is limited and registration via Eventbrite is required. Inquiries to Shameem Black at

This is the first in a series of cultural and creative events as part of the Multicultural Perspectives Festival, scheduled for early December 2022. Watch this space on the festival, with more information coming soon.

This workshop is made possible thanks to:

Cultural Creativity and Research in Asia and the Pacific: A CHL Flagship

ANU Gender Institute

ANU South Asia Research Institute

MemoryHub @ ANU

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