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  • Otto von Busch

    Professor of Integrated Design

    Email
    vonbusco@newschool.edu

    Office Location
    L - 2 West 13th Street

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    Otto von Busch

    Profile

    Otto von Busch is Professor of Integrated Design at Parsons School of Design and holds a Ph.D. in design from the School of Design and Craft at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden. He has a background in arts, craft, design, and theory and many of his projects and publications explore how making practices, and especially fashion, can mobilize community capabilities through collaborative craft and social activism.


    Recent Publications

    Otto's latest publications include The Psychopolitics of Fashion: Conflict and Courage Under the Current State of Fashion, (Bloomsbury 2020), The Dharma of Fashion: A Buddhist Approach to Our Life with Clothes, (Schiffer 2020), Silhouettes of the Soul: Meditations on Fashion, Religion and Subjectivity (Bloomsbury 2022, co-edited with Jeanine Viau), Making Trouble: Design and Material Activism (Bloomsbury 2022), and The Corruption of Co-Design: Political and Social Conflicts in Participatory Design Thinking (Routledge 2023, co-authored with Karl Palmås).

    Other artistic and fashion-related projects and publications can be found at the SelfPassage site; www.selfpassage.info


    Current Courses

    Independent Study
    PGFA 5902, Spring 2023

    Integrated Design Studio 6
    PUIC 4451, Spring 2023

    Past Courses

    Independent Study
    PGFA 5902, Spring 2022

    Independent Study
    PSDS 3900, Fall 2022

    Independent Study
    PGDS 5900, Fall 2022

    Integrated Design Studio 1
    PUIC 2450, Fall 2022

    Integrated Design Studio 5
    PUIC 4450, Fall 2022

    Integrated Design Studio 6
    PUIC 4451, Spring 2022

    IS
    PUIC 3901, Fall 2022

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