MIT: Independent Activities Period: IAP

IAP 2017

Post-Apocalypse Fiber Arts

Jeanne Marie Wildman

Jan/28 Sat 12:00PM-04:00PM E51-095

Enrollment: Limited: Advance sign-up required
Sign-up by 01/27
Limited to 10 participants

Tales of apocalypse rivet our imagination. We wonder not only how survivors would recreate society, but also about day-to-day practical survival in a world of disrupted supply chains. This class taps into that vein of interest by teaching fiber techniques with upcycled or ordinary household materials as inputs and useful objects as outputs. The goal is the satisfaction of handcrafting practical things, rather than prepping for a real-life apocalypse (which, in fact, might be avoided with widespread commitment to simpler living).
Please pre-register so I can send you a link about project choices and garner suggestions for a post-civilization/dystopian soundtrack for our workshop.

Sponsor(s): Comparative Media Studies/Writing
Contact: Jeanne Marie Wildman,