Anthropology of Textiles

Parsons School of Design: Textiles

Liberal Arts

Graduate Course

Majors Only

Anthropology of Textiles

Spring 2021

Taught By: Alexander de Voogt

Section: A

CRN: 5532

Credits: 3

In this course, students draw connections not only between humankind and textile creation, but also between long-standing traditions and modern developments. Students demonstrate knowledge of different materials and fibers and their function in society. Through this course, students develop an understanding of the ways in which the culture of cloth is crucial to humans, over time and across cultures. Students assemble materials for a self-directed research project focused on an aspect of human relationship to cloth. They use original source material and map a series of human interactions and conduct interviews dealing with the people's relationships with cloth. The final research project and essay on the chosen categories of textiles and humans are illustrated with videos, photos, and textiles.

Open to: Masters degree in MFA Textiles majors only.

College: Parsons School of Design (PS)

Department: Textiles (PGTX)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Sync Type: N/A

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 16

Add/Drop Deadline: N/A
Online Withdrawal Deadline: N/A

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Open*

*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: 2:31pm 8/13/2020 EDT

Meeting Info:

Days: Wednesday

Times: 9:00am - 11:40am

Building: Parsons 2 W 13th

Room: 703

Date Range: 1/20/2021 - 5/5/2021