Body Architecture and Transformable Clothing
This chapter examines the skin-like body encasements which were inspired by Archigram’s dematerialized structures. These encasements are specifically invented as a form of protest among the socially neglected, emphasizing the concepts of visibility and invisibility. In light of the first Gulf War, economic recession, and the problem of homelessness, Lucy Orta, an artist and activist, pioneers a body encasement that displays the socially outcast categorization of the homeless; Vexed Generation, a British fashion design label, designs protective garments that transform into an urban armour; and Hussein Chalayan, a fashion designer, creates garments that transform into furniture and enables the transportation of home structures.
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