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Casa Italiana at NYU Hosts Triangle Fire Memorial Exhibition

October 9, 2023 @ 12:00 am March 29, 2024 @ 11:59 pm EDT

NYU Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò and Remember the Triangle Fire Coalition


Collective Ribbon:
The Interwoven Voices of the Triangle Fire Memorial

October 9, 2023 – December 15, 2023

An Exhibition Curated by
Richard Joon Yoo and Uri Wegman
Co-designers of the Triangle Fire Memorial

Special Note: Exhibition includes a sewing machine that survived the 1911 Triangle Fire

On view
October 9, 2023 – March 29, 2024
Mon-Fri 10-6

A permanent memorial for the victims of the Triangle Shirtwaist factory fire is being erected on the site of the fire near Washington Square, more than a century after the fire and neglect killed 146 workers, mainly young immigrant women of Italian and Jewish descent. The “Collective Ribbon” exhibition tells the story of a unique participatory process in the design of the memorial. Our community of people from all walks of life came together and sewed a long ribbon made of hundreds of pieces of fabric. Gathered across long rows of sewing tables, the participants created a tapestry of personal fragments, stories and memories of the Triangle Fire. The texture of this collective ribbon is now etched into the steel of the permanent memorial for the Triangle Fire, making a lasting reminder of the many individual voices and stories that were, and still are, interwoven with the story and the legacy of the Triangle Fire. The exhibition offers a glimpse into some of the stories and exchanges that unfolded during the making of the ribbon, and the role of the ribbon as a communal act of commemoration, linking the present to the 1911 Triangle

On view at:
Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò
New York University
24 West 12th Street
(btw 5th and 6th Ave)
New York, NY 10011

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Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò

24 West 12th Street
New York, New York 10011 United States
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