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“TechnoArmor” is a 2-session workshop focusing on costume design and wearable
technology. A future world, flourishing from today's seeds, is hosting the techno-tribe. In the
past, specific clothes could guide one to distinguish different tribes, social stratification,
material availability and cultural customs.
Wearables operating in the intersection of traditional crafts, interactive technology and new
materials can serve as a new paradigm on how our bodies can be extended through clothes
and apparatuses to face the future conditions of this world. If we consider that traditional
craftsmanship was used in order to document and signal important moments of our lives,
how can we apply emerging hybrid forms of craftsmanship in order to create new armors?
During the online sessions participants will be introduced to wearable technology
milestones, innovative materials, speculative design and world building principles in order to
conduct a thought experiment on the body shields of tomorrow.
Marilena Georgantzi, Daphne Arnellou |GR
“TechnoArmor” is the result of a collaboration between Marilena Georgantzi and Daphne
Arnellou. Initially, both being architects (NTUA), they continued their studies in interactive
media, digital fabrication, smart materials and philosophy (IAAC). Marilena Georgantzi works
as a stage designer and in the wearable technology field and has been selected for her
curatorial proposals, interactive art projects and as a workshop instructor in prestigious
festivals and exhibitions in Europe. Currently her focus lies on atmospheres and world
building of digital storyworlds. Daphne Arnellou works as a freelance architect, as well as a
workshop instructor on digital fabrication, smart materials and intelligent constructions,
specializing in textile and interactive materials combination. Together they have been
teaching and organising workshops on e-textiles and digital fabrication focusing on the blend
of analogue and digital creative tools.