Featured Posts

BORA Architects and Creative Capital Design @ Design Week Portland

April 25, 2018

BORA Architects and Creative Capital Design team up in Comfortable? Fabric and the Threshold of Shelter @ Design Week Portland's annual event.

 

Americans have steadily moved away from architecture that actively engages with regional climate conditions. Instead, we have favored a built environment that largely isolates us from the weather - places where temperature, light, and humidity are held constant. Trends in fashion have followed a similar trajectory. Increasingly, the clothes we wear no longer need to “make sense” as articles of protection, since we are able to avoid prolonged exposure to the elements.

 

For Design Week Portland 2018, Bora Architects connected with Creative Capital Design to invite visitors to question “comfort” by experiencing fabric as shelter that responds to the elements visibly and dynamically. As a team of local architects, makers, and fashion/apparel designers, we created a spatial structure in conjunction with wearable articles that illustrate a spectrum of protection while celebrating the sublime climate of the Pacific Northwest. By engaging with the fabric structure, wearables, and with each other, attendees came together in conversation about where we live, how we dress, and what it means to have shelter in an urbanizing, globalizing world.

This was a tremendous team effort, and reinforces our belief in the power of cross-disciplinary collaboration to make great things happen!

Special thanks to all our partners and supporters:

Portland Institute for Contemporary Art
Sonia Kasparian
Pacific Northwest Fibershed (Shannon Welsh)
Rainier Industries
Industrial Fabric Association International
Form Design
Guildworks
The Good Mod
Rev. Nat’s Hard Cider
Dayna Jacobs – Stylist / Makeup Artist

If you didn’t get a chance to see the structure and wearables during Design Week, they will be on display at PICA’s Meta Gala fundraiser on Saturday, April 28. And we hope that won’t be the last opportunity…

 

Camera Work by
Mina Sundell Crowder 
Karim Hassanein
Kevin Balmer

 

Video Production by Kevin Balmer
Diggable Monkey Productions
https://diggablemonkey.com

 

Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Please reload

Recent Posts
Archive
Please reload

Search By Tags
Follow Us
  • Facebook Basic Square
  • Twitter Basic Square
  • Google+ Basic Square

© 2017 by Diggable Monkey™ Productions. 

DAVE CAMP WAC 2011.jpg
NowHereBand Logo.png
  • LinkedIn Social Icon
  • Facebook Social Icon
  • Twitter Social Icon
  • Vimeo Social Icon
  • YouTube Social  Icon
  • SoundCloud Social Icon
  • Blogger Social Icon
  • Google+ Social Icon
  • Instagram Social Icon

Copyright 2019 Diggable Monkey