Systems x Collection: Inclusive Design This Systems Course will challenge students to reimagine new possibilities for fashion to engage critical issues of inclusive, human-centered design. Students will study human-centered fashion systems and garment/collection development approaches to gain deep insight into how clothing, products and new systems can be produced in collaboration with different people, including people with disabilities. Students potentially will be teamed with people with disabilities to co-create inclusive strategies, socially engaged and sustainable possibilities in the context of garment/collection development and fashion systems design. Through research and garment construction, students will critically engage materiality, fashion and social systems, sustainability and creative, technical garment construction as ways of establishing in-depth modes of inquiry for social inclusion, health and opening new possibilities for universal design.
Specialized Studio 2 works in parallel with Design Studio 4 to provide students the opportunity to deepen their level of specialization within the discipline of fashion design. It enables students to take an individualized, self-initiated approach to creative and technical applications of fashion design, with the aim of increasing facility and competency through research and making. Students critically engage materiality, technology, social systems, sustainability and creative technical construction as means of establishing in-depth modes of inquiry. As a part of the core sequence and building upon Specialized Studio 1, emphasis is placed on fostering an interdisciplinary approach to research, media, construction and communication. Students will develop a deeper awareness of the impact of their practice and technical aesthetic in relation to design development processes, social and user contexts and professional design practices. Students will enhance their ability to identify, develop, frame, negotiate and execute individualized routes of design inquiry.
Open to: Bachelors degree in Fashion Design majors only.
Pre-requisite(s): PUFD 3320 Design Studio 3 OR APFD 3011 Design Studio 3 and PUFD 3330 Specialized Studio 1 OR APFD 3013 Specialized Studio 1.
Co-requisite: PUFD 3321 Design Studio 4 S2 and PUFD 3930 Design Studio 4: Lab S2.