Founded in 1873, Massachusetts College of Art and Design (MassArt), is a school for visual and applied arts in Boston, Massachusetts. As a member of the Colleges of the Fenway Consortium, MassArt offers B.F.A. and M.F.A. degrees
History of Art department
Courses I've taught:
Intro to Fashion Studies
Intro to Digital Fashion
About Intro to Fashion Studies:
Fashion is a major, very tangible part of our daily lives, yet it was not taken seriously as a field deserving of academic inquiry until fairly recently. In this cross-cultural and interdisciplinary course, students will be introduced to the history, theory, and ethical debates surrounding the fashion system. Students will examine both text-based and material culture sources that expand upon and subvert the traditional Western narratives that have dominated scholarship. This course will explore a desultory set of seemingly unrelated topics, among them: the evolution of silhouettes through time, social issues in fashion, major developments in design and materials, and the industry’s role in the climate crisis. Exploring these themes, students will consider two seemingly simple, yet surprisingly complicated questions: what is fashion? and how can we use it as a lens through which to understand ourselves and society?
Founded in 1880 as the Hungarian Royal National School of Arts and Crafts, the school was renamed after the famed Bauhaus artist and professor László Moholy-Nagy in 2006. The university includes bachelor's, master's, as well as doctoral programs in fashion and design.
Moholy-Nagy Művészeti Egyetem
(Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design)
Divatarchívumok (Fashion Archives)
Guest Professor, Department of Graduate Studies
Archives are a relatively new addition to the the fashionscape. As repositories of objects that were designed and/or utilized within the fashion system, archives preserve and make them available for a variety of end-users, including designers, students, researchers, and more. In Divatarchívumok (Fashion Archives), students will learn about theoretical underpinnings, different types of fashion archives, basic collections management techniques, as well as ethical considerations that question the future of these institutions. Through a wide variety of readings and discussions, students will become familiar with this largely unexplored aspect of fashion, and will utilize this knowledge to create a case study final project: an archive of their own in which they develop a collections policy, and document their collection with proper labels and condition reports.
This is the first and only course available in Hungary on this topic.
Originally founded in 1367, PTE is the oldest university in Hungary. Their Department of Communications and Media (Kommunikáció és Médiatudományi Tanszék) integrates several non-traditional areas of academic inquiry, including fashion studies.
Pécsi Tudományegyetem (University of Pécs)
Fashion Behind the Scenes: Archives and History
Guest Lecturer, Department of Communications and Media
Aside from the glamorous, celebrity-filled pages of Vogue, replete with exorbitantly expensive clothing, there is a network of specialists who manage and preserve fashion. What does it mean to ‘archive’ fashion both theoretically and in practice? How does one research, interpret, and write about fashion through a historical lens, and why do those studies matter? Join Doris Domoszlai-Lantner, a New York-based archivist and historian specializing in fashion and dress, for a talk on the projects and studies she has undertaken as part of the vital foundational work realized by practice-based and academic professionals in the field of fashion.