Bio Fashion

Parsons School of Design: School of Design Strategies

Non-Liberal Arts
Undergraduate Course
Degree Students
Bio Fashion
Spring 2024
Taught By: Yuping Hsu
Section: A

CRN: 13783

Credits: 3

"What would it mean to grow your own clothes? If the design was done in part by another living being, what implications does that have for fashion? How do we design beyond the shortsighted model of the human as a separate entity within nature? Can design be performed against the grain of the absolute individuation of subjectivity? Can we design with collective intelligence? Are bio-textiles really more sustainable? Can sustainability be more than a trend? These are some of the questions we will address through this hybrid theory-praxis course. Students will be introduced to various methods of creating bio-textiles (bacteria, yeast, mycelium, algae, bioplastic..etc) while simultaneously engaged in close readings of select texts and media. No previous experience required.

Open to: All university undergraduate degree students

College: Parsons School of Design (PS)

Department: School of Design Strategies (SDS)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 16

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: 10:26pm EDT 4/14/2024

Meeting Info:
Days: Wednesday
Times: 4:00pm - 6:40pm
Building: Parsons 2 W 13th
Room: 504
Date Range: 1/24/2024 - 5/8/2024