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Keith Nishida Oral History Interview. May 20, 2014

Keith Nishida Oral History Interview

Life history interview conducted by Chris Petersen.

May 20, 2014

Location:  Valley Library, Oregon State University.

At the time of his interview, Keith Nishida was a Ph.D. candidate and Graduate Teaching Assistant in the OSU School of Design and Human Environment. In 2012 he challenged a group of his students to collaborate and create a fashion magazine for their final class project. This assignment quickly bloomed into a continuing creative endeavor, called DAMchic magazine, that is now its own student-run organization. In its short history, DAMchic has attracted a wide audience - one issue of the online publication has logged over 500,000 views - and broad student support within the School of Design and Human Environment. In his interview, Nishida reflects upon his personal experiences in the world of fashion and at OSU, as well as the history and aspirations of DAMchic magazine.