Course Description

MIT 4030G-001 (Winter 2022)   Special Topics in MIT: Texts and Textiles: Cloth as a medium of communication

Instructor: S. Torres

Course Description
In this class, we will explore how fabric has served as a medium of communication. Alongside our historical and theoretical inquiries, we will also  explore various ways of making cloth, including spinning, weaving, knitting, crochet, quilting, and embroidery. Course work will incorporate clothmaking and critical assessment of historical examples of cloth that communicates.

Prerequisites: Registration in fourth year of an Honours Specialization module in FIMS, or permission of the instructor. Note: Enrolment is based on a ballot system which is submitted prior to course registration.

3 lecture hours, 0.5 course.