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Land and Fashion
Centering Indigenous knowledges and land-based making practices, this course offers students a decolonizing perspective that theoretically and critically engages the relationships between Fashion, garment construction and Land. This course will provide students with an in-depth understanding of holistic and slow design grounded in Indigenous ways of knowing and being. Students will be introduced to a series of Indigenous design practices such as beadwork, quillwork, tanning and tufting techniques, being attentive to the topic of cultural appropriation. On-the-Land engagements will help students understand individual and collective relationships to Land as makers, thinkers and designers, which will inform their design considerations throughout the course.
Weekly Contact: Lab: 1 hr. Lecture: 2 hrs.
GPA Weight: 1.00
Course Count: 1.00
Billing Units: 1