Indigenous Fashion

Parsons School of Design: Fashion

Non-Liberal Arts
Undergraduate Course
Graduate Course
Degree Students
Indigenous Fashion
Spring 2023
Taught By: Sariah Park
Section: X1

CRN: 11925

Credits: 3

This course will introduce Indigenous practices and systems of making from pre-contact to present day, that continue to impact the course of history. Indigenous communities throughout North and South America continue to enlighten global thinking in sustainable design and land-based practices, including agricultural health and environmental activism, to critical issues surrounding cultural advocacy, social justice, gender diversity, plurality, and inclusion. From Indigenous craft to contemporary art, this course will study the distinctive differences between Indigenous communities throughout the Americas. How traditional dress, regalia and body adornment is revered in Indigenous societies as a ritual and way of life, the ultimate expression of self-identity, belonging, healing, and story-telling through modes of making that connect to the Land and the preservation of Ancestral knowledge, transcending fashion from a visual language into the spiritual realm. This course will critique and challenge Eurocentric worldviews, presenting fashion as a form of protest and concepts based in decolonization and the dismantling of imperialism, capitalism, and patriarchal systems of oppression.

Open to: All University Graduate Students and Undergraduates at the Junior and Senior level.

College: Parsons School of Design (PS)

Department: Fashion (PSOF)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: Online - Synchronous

Max Enrollment: 14

Add/Drop Deadline: February 5, 2023 (Sunday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 16, 2023 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

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: 8:14am EDT 5/30/2023

Meeting Info:
Days: Tuesday
Times: 12:10pm - 2:50pm
Building: Online Course
Room: 999
Date Range: 1/24/2023 - 5/9/2023