Object Timeline

  • We acquired this object.

2013

  • Work on this object began.

2019

2020

Video, Somewhere In America #MIPSTERZ

This is a Video. It was produced by Abbas Rattani, Layla Shaikley and Sara Aghajanian and production directed by Habib Yazdi.

This object is not part of the Cooper Hewitt's permanent collection. It was able to spend time at the museum on loan from Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco as part of Contemporary Muslim Fashions.

Its medium is video.


This video, originally set to the music of rapper Jay-Z, features stylish young Muslim women of diverse backgrounds reveling in an urban landscape on skateboards, in high heels, and in hijabs. The video sparked widespread discussion about what it meant to be an American Muslim woman. The term Mipsterz was coined by Rattani in 2012 and refers to young Muslims around the world who have evolving views on the intersections between religion, community, politics, culture, and Muslim identities.

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