This year, reality has changed for all of us. We are physically distant but globally connected. We spend most of our time at home with our families. We see friends and grandparents on zoom. These changes have permeated everything from how we work, how we design, how we think, and how we dream.
Join us for Threads 2021: Reality? Virtual Design and Fashion Event, a socially-distant, large-scale outdoor projection. Take a step onto the virtual runway with UW-Madison’s Textile and Fashion Design students as they explore their new reality.
REALITY? VIDEO SEGMENTS
STUDIO WITHOUT A STUDIO
THREE DIMENSIONAL CONTRAST
THE SOCIAL MASK
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Student Online Exhibitions
Take a deeper look into the minds of 2021’s Reality? Student Designers. Learn what techniques, processes, and outside factors influenced their collections.
What Is Reality? An Interview With Dr. Charles Raison
As part of Threads 2021: Reality, Design and Fashion Event, the student team talks to Dr. Charles Raison about the nature of reality.
Refrangible Episode Two: A Maypole to Mark the Next Stage of Our Pandemic Realities
Rather than dance around a pole, participants and audience members were invited to reflect on their current realities, in keeping with the show’s theme, then write their thoughts on a two-foot length of ribbon and tie their ribbons to the pole.
Radio Chipstone: Reality? Design and Fashion
Carolyn Kallenborn tells contributor Gianofer Fields about how she uses what she experienced in Mexico to encourage her students to find a connection between how they approach design and the relationship to community and their authentic selves.