GDCV1116
Wear Me

GDCV1116
Course Code Offering Department(s) Units & Hours
GDCV1116 AVA (3,3,0)
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What is the course about?

Human kind has a long history of body ornamentation. From the more permanent body modifications like tattoos and piercings, to temporary ones like makeup, body painting, hair-styling and colouring, to wearable objects like jewellery, accessory, clothing, and other personal possessions, the varieties are endless. Body ornamentation has its practical and functional values, and furthermore it reflects cultural values like the aesthetics and ethics of a society. At the same time, body ornament is a means for individuals to publicly showcase one’s attitude and style. As we move about in the public, our body becomes a mobile exhibition platform.

GDCV1116 uses wearable objects, like clothing and accessories, to explore the possibility of utilizing these objects for the expression of ones stance and believes. We will use various materials and fabrication methods to create and transform wearable objects. We will also investigate the differences between two manufacturing processes: Do-it-yourself and mass production, thus creating an arc between craft and design.

What do the students say about this course?

Most of the assignments are like DIY. It made me feel like I am in an art class. The most appealing point is that… I also need to understand the principles behind and how others do it. I need to figure out the message I want to bring out through my work.

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Year 2 student from BBA

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Notes for all GE courses

  • You can take a maximum of 6 additional units of GE courses from any categories as electives.