The second skin - this is a paraphrase for clothing that illustrates that textiles can provide a shell that protects the body, keeps it warm and shields it from external influences. In addition, clothing often becomes a visual element of self-dramatization, when the dressed person communicates information about his or her self-image through the form, style, color and cuttings of the outfit.
During a two-day scientific workshop, commonalities, links and transfers between the media of clothing, textiles, architecture and space will be explored. The workshop will build on the international conference RaumKleider organized by the University of Bern and ETH Zurich a few years ago, which drew attention to this exciting field of dialogue between dress, space and textiles. The workshop is part of the SPP project Art and Crisis, which investigates transnational and interconfessional translation processes in visual arts and architecture (Full CfP attached, deadline: 12 Dec. 2022).