Professor Mary Hark wrote this article for Spin Off magazine noting, “there is remarkable potential for the development of uniquely Ghanaian commercial and artistic products that make use of the paper thread.”
textiles and fashion design
SoHE News: May 7–13
Wong to present to Social Security Advisory Board; Undergrads highlighted by the university; Kirkorian on proposed “Instagram for Kids”; new research from Papp, Nix; and more.
SoHE News: Apr 2–8
Bartfeld wins CALS award and speaks with NPR’s Marketplace, Harvey research noted in New York Times, Huambachano to keynote Global Health Initiative summit 4/14, McInnes to discuss Wisconsin’s Indigenous languages 4/12, Duncan to present on mental health for farmers 4/9, and more.
SoHE News: Mar 19–Apr 1
New research from Drs. Harvey, Dodge Francis, and Papp; HDFS PhD student Tia Murray on the role of doulas in addressing the racial inequities in Madison-area maternal and child health; Whelan on pandemic parenting on The Today Show; Gaddis on school lunch in The Conversation; and more.
Experience (Still) Required: Internships set SoHE students apart—even in a work-from-home world
Last spring, as companies and schools scrambled to move online, SoHE students found their summer internships being cancelled. Salvaging those opportunities required moving work online—fast.
See the 2020 Design Studies Student Showcase
View student portfolios at the THREADS website. Watch the Facebook Designer Discussion Event. At this time of the year, we would usually be presenting the TFD showcase in the Design Gallery, which gives the rest …
SoHE News: July 17–23
Addo named to Lumina Foundation’s student borrowers of color working group, Bea publishes on gendered earnings differences after parenthood, Duncan offers mindfulness strategies for patient parenting, and more.
Weaving Art, Focus, and Community in a Time of Worry
Design Studies Professor Marianne Fairbanks offers a video tutorial on weaving from household items.
Q&A with Hello! Loom Creator and Design Studies Professor Marianne Fairbanks
Image: Hello! Loom example weaving, multi-color, in process. Marianne Fairbanks is a textile artist and assistant professor of Design Studies in the School of Human Ecology at UW–Madison, which offers undergraduate degrees in Textiles and …
Textile Tuesday: Silk Dress, Part 2
Dress, United States of America, 1940-1949, silk, 58”x36” Last week’s Textile Tuesday examined the history and provenance of a silk dress in the HLATC collection; this week, a different student examines the same dress from …