The Global Sixties

Rachel Leow
Mar 6, 2016 · 6 min read
“The Sixties — A Worldwide Happening”. Tropenmuseum, 16 October 2015–13 March 2016
Left: Ed van der Elsken, Avenue Magazine fashion reportage (1969). Right: Kishan Chand Hemani, photographs of ‘hippies’ in Pushkar, India (1966–78)
Left: Miniskirts in Bangkok, 1972. Center: Fashion show on Greek Street, London (1968) — a model wearing a dress made from Syrian embroidered silk. Right: Theo Porter, ‘Coat Made with Antique Iraqi Samawa Carpet’ (1969)
Global packaging repurposed as jugs and oil lamps: items from Algeria, Thailand, Afghanistan, Egypt, Nigeria, Morocco, Kenya, Tanzania, India, Indonesia and Guatemala
Dara Puspita, London 1969
Dara Puspita, ‘Tanah Airku’ (My Homeland)
The art of the political poster
Left: ‘Study the Soviet Union to advance to the world level of science’, China, 1958. Right: ‘Journey to the Moon’, Egypt, 1959.

Afro-Asian Visions

New Perspectives on Decolonisation, the Cold War, and Asian-African Connections.

Rachel Leow

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historian & postdoctoral fellow at Harvard University. likes books which are axes for the frozen sea inside us. believes every pipe dream has a bibliography.

Afro-Asian Visions

New Perspectives on Decolonisation, the Cold War, and Asian-African Connections.