Philosophy of Textiles

Parsons School of Design: School of Fashion

Liberal Arts
Graduate Course
Majors Only
Philosophy of Textiles
Spring 2024
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: School of Fashion (SOF)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 14

Add/Drop Deadline: February 4, 2024 (Sunday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 16, 2024 (Tuesday)

Seats Available: No

Status: Closed*

* Status information is updated every few 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: 8:30pm EDT 5/29/2024

Meeting Info:
Days: Wednesday
Times: 10:00am - 12:40pm
Building: 39 W 13th St
Room: TBD
Date Range: 1/24/2024 - 5/8/2024