The MFA in Applied Craft and Design and Oregon College of Art and Craft Fibers Department welcome Hazel Clark as part of the 2012-2013 Graduate Visiting Artist Lecture Series.
Clark is Research Chair of Fashion at the School of Art and Design History and Theory at Parsons, and former head of the Swire School of Design at the Hong Kong Polytechnic. She was one of the first graduates in Britain to be awarded a PhD in the history of design, and has since published and taught internationally, with a particular interest in design and cultural identity and a focus on fashion and textiles.
Her publications include The Cheongsam (Oxford University Press, 2000), an edited issue of Design Issues on design in Hong Kong (MIT Press, Spring 2003), and “Design in a Global Context,” co-edited with Karen Fiss, in Design Issues (MIT Press, Summer 2009). Other publications include Old Clothes, New Looks: Second Hand Fashion (Berg, 2005), co-edited with Alexandra Palmer; The Fabric of Cultures: Fashion, Identity and Globalization (Routledge, 2009), co-edited with Eugenia Paulicelli; and Design Studies: A Reader (Berg, 2009) co-edited with David Brody.
Dr. Clark considers the study of history and theory critical for those who intend to become design and art practitioners as well as for individuals pursuing focused interdisciplinary scholarship in those fields. She initiated the MA Fashion Studies program, which Parsons began offering in fall 2010, and worked with colleagues on the MA Design Studies program. These programs will complement the MA in the History of Decorative Arts and Design, which the school offers with Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum (Smithsonian Institution).
Co-sponsored by OCAC’s Fibers Department. The MFA in Applied Craft and Design is jointly offered by PNCA and Oregon College of Art and Craft.