Fashion and the Land

Parsons School of Design: School of Fashion

Non-Liberal Arts
Undergraduate Course
Graduate Course
Degree Students (with Restrictions)
Fashion and the Land
Spring 2024
Taught By: Sariah Park
Section: A

CRN: 14851

Credits: 3

This course will provide students an opportunity to study Indigenous Land-based practices from a fashion perspective, while decentering the destructive enactment of extractive colonization and settler colonialism still going on today. By centering Indigenous knowledge and relationships to the Land, students will gain a more holistic view of their own relationships with the environment, other species and living beings, and how these relationships can be improved through alternative making processes for fashion systems. Students will be able to imagine and learn new approaches to land engagements based on reverence and respect, altering the way fashion designers see the world. This course will challenge the deeply entrenched systems of domination and over-exploitation of natural resources within the field of fashion production and processes of making. This is a practice-based course that is part of a series of courses bringing Indigenous knowledge, worldviews and theory to guide and inform new approaches to slow design and zero waste applications within current fashion methodologies.

Open to: All University graduate degree students and undergraduates at the junior and senior level.

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: 11

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: 8:08am EST 2/28/2024

Meeting Info:
Days: Wednesday
Times: 12:10pm - 2:50pm
Building: Parsons 2 W 13th
Room: 902
Date Range: 1/24/2024 - 4/17/2024