Alternative Fashion: Open Source

Parsons School of Design: Design Strategies

Non-Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Majors Only

Open Source Fashion

Spring 2021

Taught By: Faculty TBA

Section: A

CRN: 5350

Credits: 3

In this course we will start envision how fashion can be shared amongst users and community members as an open technology of the self, a protocol distributed by the designer which gives users the rights to study, change, and distribute their fashion to anyone and for any purpose. Student will test to develop their designs in a collaborative and public manner. More specifically we will examine ways to tackle the basic paradox emerging from the clash between the perceived exclusivity of fashion versus the inclusive formats of open source. Through design research, conceptualization, iterations, and development, students will produce a proposal for an open source platform for fashion. This new platform should address, confront, and in some way resolve the conflict between exclusion and inclusion in fashion and offer a visionary trajectory for future fashion design.

Open to: All university undergraduate degree students.

College: Parsons School of Design (PS)

Department: Design Strategies (PSDS)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Sync Type: N/A

Course Format: Studio (S)

Max Enrollment: 16

Add/Drop Deadline: February 1, 2021 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: May 10, 2021 (Monday)

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: 11:41am 10/31/2020 EDT

Meeting Info:

Days: Tuesday

Times: 4:00pm - 6:40pm

Building: TBD

Room: TBD

Date Range: 1/19/2021 - 5/4/2021