Unleashing Screensaver: April 11th

Posted on: April 11th, 2018 by Mary Meixner No Comments

Victoria Toribio Lagarde is an International Ph.D. student at the Department of Art Education at the Faculty of Education Sciences at the University of  Granada under the supervision of professor Dolores Álvarez Rodríguez. She initiated the Our Fashion Pattern project during the research for her thesis entitled The influence of Fashion on the Adolescent Cultural Identity. The main objective of her research was to use Aesthetic Education as a tool to study adolescents. As Toribio believes that through their drawings on the topic of fashion and mass media it is possible to find out how adolescents think and how they see their own world.

 

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2016-2018, a collaborative project involving twenty students from various High Schools in Granada, Spain was organized at the Faculty of Education Sciences at the University of Granada

While investigating the influence fashion has on teenagers, we decided to organize a project that would give the twenty students from various High Schools in Granada the opportunity to meet in a workshop and see for themselves if fashion can help them develop the confidence they sometimes need in order to feel part of a group. The project took two years.

The idea was to decorate a whit dress with their ideas, motivations, songs, and drawings. In this way we could see how fashion looks for the young people through the perspective of their identity and cooperation to determine a design, and how drawing allowed them to create something that could be worn as a dress – something that was developed by them, showing how they look and how they perceive their own world through their identity.

Identity, cooperation, art education and fashion are of a great importance in this project. After participating, the students felt more confident and saw that their own world could be shared with other people; Something that sometimes can be difficult for them.

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Part of Unleashing Screensaver & Unleashing exhibitions
Apr 1 – May 31, 2018
concept & coordination: (c) merry
supported by PAF & Teachers College, Columbia University

 

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