Beauty and Belonging

Parsons School of Design: Art/Design Hist & Theory

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Graduate Course

Degree Students

Beauty and Belonging

Spring 2022

Taught By: Christina Moon

Section: A

CRN: 10878

Credits: 3

This course explores Asia America in fashion, art, and design history. It focuses on artists and makers, weavers and laborers of Asian descent who've introduced new forms of vernacular artistic practice in the US. This course leans towards fashion making, textiles, and fiber arts. Some themes to explore: cultural identity, gender, queerness, (im)migration, diaspora, creative possibility, the mother tongue, home, belonging, and the possibilities and burdens of representation. Students will have the opportunity to collectively shape what’s explored together in this course. We will look at fashion and art alongside literature. We will explore methodological approaches that narrate and make visible voices of the present/past in writing against an incomplete archive. A final project involves the creation of a course-based community archive for our university. Some artists and authors to consider: Theresa Hakyoung Cha, Ruth Asawa, Flo Oy Wong, Isamu Ngochu, Kay Sekimachi, Yoko Ono, Tehching Hsieh, Anne Anlin Cheng, Chien-Chi Chang, Shūsaku Arakawa and The Reversible Destiny Foundation, Pacita Abad, Danh Võ, Bernadette Corporation/United Bamboo, Ocean Vuong, Kaisik Wong, Cathy Park Hong, Godzilla collective, Slow and Steady Wins the Race, Canal Street Research Association, Lisa Lowe, among many others.

Open to: Masters degree in Fashion Studies majors, other graduate students as space permits.

College: Parsons School of Design (PS)

Department: Art/Design Hist & Theory (PGHT)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 15

Add/Drop Deadline: February 6, 2022 (Sunday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 17, 2022 (Sunday)

Seats Available: No

Status: Closed*

* 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: 7:41am 5/20/2022 EDT

Meeting Info:

Days: Wednesday

Times: 9:55am - 11:45am

Building: 6 East 16th Street

Room: 611

Date Range: 1/24/2022 - 5/16/2022