Design ⇅ Research ⇄ Sociology
Gender ⇆ Visual Culture ⇅ Fashion
Floriane Misslin
Workshop: Mood Boards Reflections
I propose workshops using mood boards as a reflective and analytical tool to help students situating their research and/or projects. The exercise invites them to consider what norms and social imaginaries are being produced and reproduced through their projects and their impact on consumers. The mood boards is a way to reflect on the relations between different references, contexts and aspirations. Here is the documentation of the workshop held at Goldsmiths (UK) in February 2020 with students of the MA Design: Expanded Practice. This one was more particularly addressing gender normas in regsard to fashion and textiles. Get in touch for more details about the workshops ⟶ fomisslin@gmail.com ⤿2020
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(DIS-)(RE-)ORIENTING AND (DIS-)(RE-)ORGANISING FLUID RELATIONS BETWEEN BODIES, IMAGES AND GENDER
The workshop invites students to think of gender through design by exploring the entanglements between body, dress, visual culture and gender politics. The exercise requires them to critically reflect on what norms and social imaginaries are being produced and/or reproduced through their projects and their impact on consumers.
The methodology calls for being analytical and critical of our influences, references and sources. This reflection is done through the production of a mood board that functions as an analytical tool as well as a dialogic device between the participants of the workshop.
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Please note that these workshops can be adapted to digital formats, remote classes and/or respect social distancing policies in the context of the Coronavirus crisis.
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☟ What follows is the documentation of the workshop held in February 2020 with students from the MA Design: Expanded Practice at Goldsmiths University of London. ☟
The workshops start with interactive formats of lectures involving group discussions and visual presentations to introduce the terms that are explored through the workshop.
↖︎ Visuals for a lecture on the production of fashion photography and the gender divide in the fashion industry by developing notions of differences, becoming and affect between bodies and visual culture.