Design and Gender and the Gender of Design

Parsons School of Design: Art/Design Hist & Theory

Liberal Arts

Graduate Course

Degree Students

Design and Gender

Fall 2020

Taught By: Sarah Lichtman

Section: A

CRN: 8901

Credits: 3

How does gender affect design? Does it? This course, using what art historian Griselda Pollock has labeled “feminist interventions,” addresses these and other questions as it examines the relationship between gender and design. Through a focus on interiors, fashion, products, environments, textiles, furniture, and architecture, the course reexamines the role of women in design and challenges assumptions about culture and creativity. It places design within a broader feminist framework by addressing such issues as creative partnerships, the gendered nature of objects, anonymity and recognition, patronage, and production and consumption. It also highlights the lives and careers of women designers, some known and other not as well known, while always placing their work within the broader context of race, ethnicity, and class. Readings will come from both primary and secondary sources situated within a variety of frameworks including Marxism, Capitalism, Modernism and Post-Modernism.

Open to: University graduate students.

College: Parsons School of Design (PS)

Department: Art/Design Hist & Theory (PGHT)

Campus: Online (DL)

Sync Type: N/A

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 15

Add/Drop Deadline: September 14, 2020 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 22, 2020 (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: 11:16am 12/5/2020 EST

Meeting Info:

Days: Wednesday

Times: 1:55pm - 3:45pm

Building: Online Course

Date Range: 9/2/2020 - 12/16/2020