Global Artisan - The Alternative Supply Chain

Parsons School of Design: Fashion

Non-Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students (with Restrictions)

Global Artisan

Fall 2021

Taught By: Yvonne Watson

Section: A

CRN: 7389

Credits: 3

Fashion Brands such as Donna Karan’s Urban Zen known for its collaboration with Haitian artisans or Lia Kebede’s brand Lem Lem with Ethiopian artisan communities provide a backdrop for course discussions. Global Artisans will explore the current landscape of fashion and design brands who source from artisan communities in developing and emerging economies – The course will explore the artisan communities in areas such as Haiti Peru, Mexico, India, Guatemala, with an eye of comprehending and acknowledging the craft, culture, histories and the importance craft associated story-telling. Product development or systems thinking approaches to engaging with artisan communities are both welcome.

As part of the course there is an optional Spring Break excursion potentially to Peru where students will have the opportunity to directly engage with artisan communities.
Open to: All university undergraduate. Pre-requisite(s): PUFY 1001 Integrative Studio 2.

College: Parsons School of Design (PS)

Department: Fashion (PSOF)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 16

Add/Drop Deadline: September 13, 2021 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 21, 2021 (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: 5:05am 9/25/2021 EDT

Meeting Info:

Days: Wednesday

Times: 12:10pm - 2:50pm

Building: Academic Entrance 63 Fifth Ave

Room: 300

Date Range: 9/1/2021 - 12/8/2021