IDC Systems:Being Singular Pl.
This studio core is for sophomore students who have developed their work within the Integrated Design program's Fashion Area of Study. Students continue their studies of body, garments and identity developed in [Un]Fashion, and will transform the ideas, propositions and designs that were conceived during that class into wearable clothing, accessories, and/or magazines to be sold or exchanged (a homework assignment that usually occurs twice, an evening or weekend collaborative event, during the middle and end of the semester. Each student contributes using their own skills and competencies working in small teams, engaging with the other students to develop one prototype and one actual sales event. Each group is encouraged to invite lecturers, to propose site visits, and readings that will support the progress of the class projects. We will invite small businesses owners in class to give background to the challenges and the successes that shaped their businesses. We invite students to question existing modes of exchange and propose alternatives. The main focus of this class is working in teams effectively; we will use different feed back systems to evaluate team and individual performance to help create more insight in each student's specific set of competencies and skills and in the nature of collaborative work. Open to: PS BFA degree students; all other university degree students with program approval.