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faShion  | wo(man) nature

beuys body collective

Beuys’s urgency of conservation of natural life and regeneration of man-nature equilibrium along with seeking a more equal and free society in regards to his social sculpture approach has still resonances in our anthropocentric art and design world. His shamanic practice of his non-anthropocentric philosophy created an integration of living and nonliving elements to the artwork. This was instrumental for the collective healing process to save humans and the planet. 

 

In our collective and multi-disciplinary project we want to appropriate  Beuys’s shamanic approach in to an eco-feminist and inclusive design perspective which will be implemented through circularity and biomimetics. Starting from the body , roots and the waste – both as an extract of nature and as design flow -as raw materials the co-creative process will be carried out by a collective of fashion designers, textile designers, artists and industrial designers.

 

In line with Beuys’s focus on rebuilding, discovering and improving approach, the design outcome would be an evolving, growing and becoming mixed media work through cross fertilizations between gender, nature and human. Upcycling as a means of reusing and reclaiming a menswear item will be evolved with shamanic artistic illustrations which will challenge the boundaries between man and nature, as well as between man and woman. The structural non-living object as garment then would be developed into a living thing that would grow dynamically independent from its static structured design, thus will become an agency for other lives. The work will be a paradigm of both nature and female wisdom.

Assoc.Prof.Dr. Şölen Kipöz

Izmir University of Economics

Ceylan Eşit

Derya Irkdaş
Izmir University
of Economics

Dilek Himam
Izmir University
of Economics

Jörn Fröhlich

Izmir University of Economics

Raul Pinto

coming in Fall...