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Traces: A Farm In Eastern Iowa, Rachel Deutmeyer Jan 2018

Traces: A Farm In Eastern Iowa, Rachel Deutmeyer

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

Through my project, Traces: a farm in eastern Iowa, I photograph interior and exterior spaces of Kenny and June Friederick’s retired dairy farm. The images provide record of the home and acreage throughout 2017 and early 2018, a time when farming practices are rapidly evolving. Grouped with aerial photographs and farm day books (1980 - current), the project shares a representation of the farm as it exists today and a reference to the history of the space. Through the combination of photographs and text, I present a tribute to the immeasurable contribution of a farmer to his or her land ...


Get – Get Together, Get Along., Muhammad Bilawal Jan 2018

Get – Get Together, Get Along., Muhammad Bilawal

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

This qualitative study is based on a project which is designed on the framework of social design. The aim of this project is to counter the racist and stereotypical narratives about minoritized and marginalized communities that often find themselves at the receiving ends of negative propaganda, hateful rhetoric and discrimination.

The goal of the research is to determine if social design can play a part in making communities more inclusive, if design can facilitate in starting a conversation towards social issues revolving racism, stereotypes and discrimination

Graphic design and visual imagery are a form of persuasion; the aim is to ...


Perception Is Everything, Daniel D. Shea Jan 2018

Perception Is Everything, Daniel D. Shea

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

A good story has the ability to transport the reader/listener/viewer to another

place. When done right, storytelling can be the greatest escape from the world. In this

thesis, I detail my journey from listener, to lover, to learner and creator of stories.

The primary story I follow is a piece I created entitled, Perception is Everything.

Inspired by the William Blake quote, “If the doors of perception were cleansed every

thing would appear to man as it is, Infinite. For man has closed himself up, till he sees all

things thro’ narrow chinks of his cavern,” this story ...


The Power Suit: Sustainable And Stylish, An Empowering Eco-Pioneer, Anupama Pasricha Jan 2018

The Power Suit: Sustainable And Stylish, An Empowering Eco-Pioneer, Anupama Pasricha

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

The Power Suit is an eco-pioneer and a visual representation of empowerment and style. Made for diverse women who value individuality, the environment, and well-being, this suit is made from light blue Global Organic Standard (GOTS) certified 100% organic cotton chambray and underlined by white GOTS certified 100% organic cotton cambric. The underlining is used to support the fabric and to avoid the use of fusible interfacing, except for the facing and upper collar. The suit is lined with charmeuse made from 70% hemp and 30% silk. The key design elements--detachable ikat epaulets, hand-embroidered saddle stitch detail on welts, exposed ...


Perfect Patola: A Memoir, Anupama Pasricha Jan 2018

Perfect Patola: A Memoir, Anupama Pasricha

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

Perfect Patola is a reincarnation designed to create a statement of ikat artisan textiles from the designer’s collection of sarees in an aesthetically pleasing gown that highlights cultural roots, artisan appreciation, personal meaning, and sustainable thinking. Ikat textiles is a beautiful and laborious art form created through a multistage process of marking, binding, dyeing, weaving, and subtle manipulation of yarns. However, with the advent of modern printing machines that have the capability of printed imitations, the appreciation of this textile comes only by understanding the hard work of hands that touches the materials and spatial and mathematical thinking to ...


Sparkling Refreshment, Susan Avila Jan 2018

Sparkling Refreshment, Susan Avila

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

This garment was initially inspired by Paco Rabanne’s use of non-traditional materials in his 1960s “unwearable” fashion designs. The fabric for the garment body was made from circles cut from recycled aluminum cans that were sewn onto a dissolvable substrate to create a net. The t-shaped garment is entirely constructed through the stitching process without any seams. To make the garment more comfortable to wear, knit cut waste from the garment industry was cut into circles and applied to the back as a lining. The waste from the circle cut cans was crushed and sewn onto a repurposed fabric ...


The Power Of Belief: Implementing Self-Efficacy In The Studio And The Classroom, Taylor M. Carlson Jan 2018

The Power Of Belief: Implementing Self-Efficacy In The Studio And The Classroom, Taylor M. Carlson

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

The concept of self-efficacy is critical to success. Self-efficacy has two facets: a person’s ability to technically execute a task, and the person’s belief that they can do it. This thesis details the study and execution of self-efficacy my classroom and my studio—primarily in my graphic novel Knocking on the Sky.

Knocking on the Sky is a graphic novel I’ve been working on for four years with my collaborator, Stefanie Dao. It’s is a story about the things we care about: the importance of found family, the daily brush of the divine against the ridiculous ...