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Clara Twele, BIEST Berlin_inhabit

Could it be that as the world becomes increasingly globalised, we find satisfaction, or at least sanity, in directing our desires towards a small personal dwelling or protective shell?

That the limitations of small spaces have a delimiting effect on our perception?

Shaking up traditional ideas of protection, space and permanence, questioning them. 

Understanding clothing as protection from external influences and thinking further as a temporary dwelling, as a place of retreat. 

Seeking free space, giving private space and appropriating space.

Searching for a suitable home for a population that does not know standstill - that is on the move for a few hours, a day or the whole life.

Thinking about mobile constructions.

Taking up the theme of transience and pointing out that it is a reasonable and ideally human condition - and one that can be enhanced by good design. Reconciling form and function into a cohesive and aesthetically pleasing whole, merging harmoniously. 

A rectangular piece of fabric becomes a mobile structure, an autopoietic system - whether worn on the body or used as a shelter - that not only offers various possibilities of use, but can also be used in different, sometimes highly unusual places. It can be easily set up, converted and dismantled in a matter of seconds or minutes. It hardly interferes with the natural environment and at the same time offers pleasant protection. But it is structurally bound - even coupled - to its environment and ties it down in order to survive.

The autopoietic character of mobilisation cannot be shaken, since, for whatever subject, mobilisation only ever reacts to mobilisation - or else breaks off.

project during assistance at BIEST Berlin. shooting with Fette Sans, Ivan Florido Beltram & Elva Navarro Coello



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