Say My Name, Say My Name:
An Evening On Jewelry, Identity & Culture
Metro54 is pleased to host the book launch of researchers Isabel Flower’s and Marcel Rosa-Salas’ book "Nameplate: Jewelry, Culture & Identity”. This vibrant, visual and historical journey is a celebration of the nameplate jewelry—weaving together deeply personal (hi)stories, popular culture and cultural contextualization. Alongside guest @roberto.lumar , Isabel and Marcel will join us digitally on Saturday 27 January and will share their research and ideas during an evening that zooms into cultural objects, popular culture and personal histories that centralize marginalized communities.
💥Date: Saturday 27 January 2024
💥Location: Westerdoksdijk 597
Please rsvp by sending an email to: email@example.com
If you can’t make it in person you can join the zoom session here.
On the book:
"Nameplate jewelry comes in many shapes, styles, and sizes—from simple scripted pendants to bejeweled rings, belts, and bracelets with a first, last, and/or nickname. Like so many individuals who proudly wear nameplates, Marcel Rosa-Salas and Isabel Attyah Flower were first introduced to this storied jewelry during childhood. Their love of the nameplate style gradually blossomed into a wide-reaching research project, Documenting the Nameplate, through which they’ve spent years collecting photographs and testimonials from nameplate-wearers across the country and world."
Isabel Attyah Flower is a New York City-based editor and writer. She is executive editor of Deem Journal and editorial director of Foundwork. With Marcel Rosa-Salas, she is co-host of the Top Rank podcast and coauthor of The Nameplate: Jewelry, Culture, and Identity (Clarkson Potter, 2023).
Marcel Rosa-Salas is a cultural anthropologist and documentarian who hails from Brooklyn, NY. She is co-author of the The Nameplate: Jewelry, Culture and Identity (Clarkson Potter, 2023, with Isabel Flower) and author of the forthcoming Total Market American: Race, Data and Advertising (Duke University Press). She cohosts the Top Rank podcast, also with Isabel Flower.