Philosophy of Textiles

Parsons School of Design: Textiles

Liberal Arts

Graduate Course

Majors Only

Philosophy of Textiles

Spring 2022

Taught By: Preeti Gopinath

Section: A

CRN: 6719

Credits: 3

In this class, students explore the communicative qualities of textiles and how weaving processes illustrate societal ideas. The course centers on conducting research and developing a personal philosophy of cloth. Students investigate the way cloth has influenced and continues to influence people’s lives, reflecting the times they live in. They examine how construction choices might influence the way people use their fabrics, changing the fashions and design, mirroring movements in society. Students produce a written description of their philosophy of the chosen category of cloth and the way it reflects our times, illustrated with photos and textiles, demonstrating the impact of material making on our world.

Open to: Masters degree in MFA Textiles majors only.

College: Parsons School of Design (PS)

Department: Textiles (PGTX)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 13

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

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 17, 2022 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

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: 6:16am 5/17/2022 EDT

Meeting Info:

Days: Wednesday

Times: 10:00am - 12:40pm

Building: TBD

Room: TBD

Date Range: 1/26/2022 - 5/11/2022