Fashion Design or Mind Design?

I feel honored to be one of the lecturers at the public seminar “Fashion Design or Mind Design?” at the Art Academy of Latvia in Riga. The idea of the seminar is to promote a more circular and sustainable fashion in the Baltic Sea region and tackle the growing sustainability challenges facing the planet and our societies. Here is what I will talk about: Fashion always reflects a society. We will examine and compare fashion to tendencies and trends of other spheres of life, and how different aspects of life interact with fashion. We will investigate Slow Fashion as one example of a fashion industry that needs to transform and restructure. We will analyse how designers can handle an unpredicta

Newspaper article about love letter collection

I collected more than 200 love letters from around the globe. Together with video artist Gudrun Teich we made an installation consisting of 3 projections: During a 40-minute projection, the love letters scroll at reading speed. They are written to “little monsters”, “sweetie-pies”, and “honey bees” in all kind of languages, from Japanese, Chinese, and German to English, Dutch, Portuguese, and Korean. They are poems, drawings, and pasted letters that consist of passion, sadness, fun, or shyness – a touching kaleidoscope of burning hearts whose content tells us about our interaction with others. One of the video loops shows various people of different ages and nationalities saying “I love you”

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