Introduction to Fashion Sustainability

Parsons School of Design: Parsons First Year

Non-Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Intro: Fashion Sustainability

Spring 2020

Taught By: Faculty TBA

Section: A

CRN: 6125

Credits: 3

In this studio/seminar course, students will examine histories of and contexts for fashion and sustainability and develop a body of work in relation to these ideas. Using these two ways of working, students will engage the question: how do we frame the fashion world as it exists today, from expressive art form to mass production, and what role does sustainability play in this ever-growing, vast consumer world? We will cover a brief history of the intersection of fashion and sustainability, dissecting concepts such as “greenwashing,” “life cycle analysis,” “zero waste,” “traceability," and more, and the viability and impact each has had on the current state of the fashion industry. Analysis and class discussion of readings, video materials, and guest speakers will comprise the week to week agenda, while students will also make project based work reflecting the learnings from seminar. Students will develop a body of work that can be made up of physical or digital projects, informed by students' perspectives and observations in the world, coupled with takeaways from the readings, lectures, and discussions.

Open to: Parsons First Year students, and others, space provided.

College: Parsons School of Design (PS)

Department: Parsons First Year (PUFY)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Studio (S)

Max Enrollment: 18

Enrollment Status: Open*

*Enrollment 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: 12:52am 9/18/2019

Meeting Info:

Days: Monday

Times: 7:00pm - 9:40pm



Date Range: 1/27/2020 - 5/11/2020