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Reconfigure: Explores repairing techniques as a tool for remakeing
University of Borås, Faculty of Textiles, Engineering and Business.
2019 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor of Fine Arts), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis [Artistic work]
Abstract [en]

This work investigates the potential of using repairing techniques as a method for remake of discarded garments. In more precise the work explores how repair can be a tool for finding new use of existing materials. It is a search for both new approaches to composition and reconstruction of garments and aims not to restore, but to recreate value to unvalued items. The work is based on the method of knowing through making and enhances the chance as a foundation for enabling new expressions in redesign. By incorporating the concept of ‘Redneck repair’ with the tradition of mending garments; a process that commonly requires craftsmanship and patience, new aesthetics to repairs has been developed. Through the act of repairing the work also questions the dominant fast-fashion culture of today, where value to garments seams absent. Instead of looking at garments as final products that lose value if broken or undesired, this work treats garments as a temporary state of material whose value has the potential to evolve, rather than dissolve over time through the act of repair.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2019.
Keywords [en]
Mending, repairing, redesign, bricolage, reconstruction
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Design
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-15961OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hb-15961DiVA, id: diva2:1304019
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Fashion Design
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Available from: 2019-04-11 Created: 2019-04-11 Last updated: 2019-04-11Bibliographically approved

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