Wearable City

Street-Where is a site specific experimental body of work, researching and visualising new ways of conceiving monumental public art through architecture, fashion and performative expression.

How to wear the city?
How to dress up the city?

Questioning about the meaning of experiencing the city, it invites to destabilise the point of view of the observer about the idea of borders and limits, of the dual vision of activity and passivity, of being-moved and moving, of creativity in everyday encounter.

Hybridization of disciplines, materials, experiences, are naturally and intrinsically necessary to one another in order to find new purposes and grow together as one.

The project would like to explore on a multidisciplinary perspective the notion of progress and work-in-progress in the contemporary ever-changing cities, enabling a free collaboration between soft and hard surfaces (walls, scafoldings, structures and textiles), between diferent dimensions and scales, fostering the emerging dialogs between the living and non-living, combining body movements in the urban environment.

Things apparently far from one another can dance together in this crossroad, unpretentiously and spontaneously, dissenting to market dynamics and product obsession, the collection wish to open up a world of infinite possibilities of reshaping new identities.

Pattern design and production: Marta Mangano

 Samira Allaouat is a trans-disciplinary artist, fascinated by old technologies with new contemporary applications, exploring new paths of bending and blending elements, researching and testing low-tech solutions for a more sustainable, ethical and resilient future perspective.