Fashion and Disability Justice

Parsons School of Design: Fashion

Non-Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Fashion and Disability Justice

Spring 2022

Taught By: Ben Barry

Section: A

CRN: 11921

Credits: 3

In this course, students develop a deeper understanding and practice of social justice in the context of disability and fashion design. Students are introduced to Critical Disability Studies and Mad Studies as frameworks to reimagine design processes and practices. They learn to center community relations and collaboration, and they reconsider material and form from the perspectives of disability. The course focuses on a single project in which students create a fashion output. For Spring 2022, students collaborate with the Cripping Masculinity project to (re)design a garment or fashion product with project participants. Cripping Masculinity explores how disabled, D/deaf and neuro-divergent men and masculine non-binary people navigate the world and make new worlds through fashion.

Open to: Parsons undergraduates. Pre-requisites: PUFD 2220 Design Studio 1 and PUFD 2240 Creative Technical Studio 1; OR PAFD 1100 Core 1 and PAFD 1110 Technical Studio.

College: Parsons School of Design (PS)

Department: Fashion (PSOF)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 16

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: 7:32am 5/20/2022 EDT

Meeting Info:

Days: Wednesday

Times: 4:00pm - 6:40pm

Building: Academic Entrance 63 Fifth Ave

Room: 412

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