Following the subversion of Internet trolling, this course attempts to amplify common yet problematic modes in fashion design practice, implement them in an intervention and learn from the irritation this creates with the customer in order to integrate updated methods and concepts into existing modes of fashion design.
After graduating with an MA in fashion design from the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp, Lars Paschke worked as co-author on collaborative projects in fashion, fine arts and jewellery design with partners like GOETZE, Arielle de Pinto and Zuzanna Czebatul. He aims to challenge traditional notions of fashion by introducing design projects merging industry knowledge with critical theory and experimental practice. He currently holds a position as associate professor in fashion design at Berlin University of the Arts. In academia he has been negotiating the role of the contemporary designer acting in an informational network with raising alertness. He focuses on the immaterial side of fashion such as alternative design methods and communication strategies, dealing with semiotics of clothing, post-colonial dynamics in fashion design and gender construction.