Fashion Practices

Parsons School of Design: Art/Design Hist & Theory

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Graduate Course

Degree Students

Fashion Practices

Fall 2018

Taught By: Alla Eizenberg

Section: A

CRN: 3381

Credits: 3

Our society is conditioned by neo-liberal thought and its means of production. The Fashion System no longer produces cultural value, its bottom-line is capital accumulation. In this course we will look into the paradigm of capitalism and how it has conditioned and is conditioning our consumption patterns, our notions of self, notions of value and success, our educational systems, distinctions between I and Other, hierarchies of power, and a loss of agency as individuals and as a community. We will sensitize ourselves in identifying where we do have and execute agency in our lives, and how we can focus our efforts to understand and practice fashion as a mode of human togetherness amplifying the abundant and vibrant reality in which we share ourselves with others. To obtain a more intimate understanding and relationship with the clothing that we wear every day, we will engage in making a garment. This class will employ different methodologies including dialogue, empirical research, ethnographic research, literature review of philosophical theory and texts and hands-on making activities. Please note that some seats in this course are reserved for incoming Fashion Studies students.

Open to: All university graduate degree students.

College: Parsons School of Design (PS)

Department: Art/Design Hist & Theory (PGHT)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 15

Enrollment Status: Open*

*Enrollment status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 2:26am 1/21/2019

Meeting Info:

Days: Thursday

Times: 3:50pm - 5:40pm

Building: 6 East 16th Street

Room: 1002

Date Range: 8/30/2018 - 12/13/2018