On November 15, FIT’s School of Graduate Studies will inaugurate Graduate Studies Invites, a series of panels, exhibitions, and performances that emerge from the curricula of the school’s programs.
The first event in this series is Research_Alive NYC, a symposium about new, exploratory research methods, featuring speakers from FIT and London’s Royal College of Art. Panelists will also discuss material culture, technology, and design pedagogy. The featured speakers are Jonathan Kyle Farmer, professor, School of Graduate Studies, FIT; Amy Konstanze Mercedes Rainbow Winters, Doctoral Textile, Royal College of Art; Yu Lun Eve Lin, MPhil candidate, Fashion, Royal College of Art; and Dr. Claire Pajaczkowska, senior research tutor, Fashion and Textile, School of Material, Royal College of Art. Mary Davis, dean for the School of Graduate Studies, will moderate the discussion.
The event provides a space for a conversation about multidimensional methods used in research-through-practice. How can we bring research alive? What methods are being used to capture the results of practice-based research? What technologies are being used in the varied research processes?
This is the second event in the Research_Alive series; the first took place last month at the Royal College of Art.
All events in the new Graduate Studies Invites series are free and open to the public.To find out more about this event, click here.