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March 16, 2022

Undergraduate Summer School in Design History and Material Culture

Bard Graduate Center

Courtesy of Bard Graduate Center Study Collection. Photo: Liz Ligon.

Bard Graduate Center (BGC) is excited to announce the 2022 Undergraduate Summer School in Decorative Arts, Design History, and Material Culture. Open to undergraduates and recent college graduates, the program draws on resources at BGC and around New York City to provide an intensive, two-week program on material culture studies.

The topic for 2022 is “Re-Dress and Re-Form: Innovations in the History of Fashion and Design, 1850 to Today.” The course will emphasize the revolutionary significance of this period for design history and fashion, both in the US and in Europe. In particular, the course will explore how the interconnected social categorizations of race, class, and gender create overlapping and interdependent systems of discrimination and disadvantage. Led by professor Freyja Hartzell and PhD candidate Pierre-Jean Desemerie, this summer school will combine small seminars with behind-the-scenes access to collections. Eligible for three upper-level undergraduate credits.

Contact: summer.school [​at​] bgc.bard.edu

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