We are delighted to hear the T-Shirt Issue got a 6-month Digital Design Residency hosted by the great Victoria & Albert Museum and Goethe Institut London. Reporting live from the museum, they will have a look at the world’s immense cultural history from a meta-perspective and eventually create a digital mirror world of a selection of the V&A’s permanent collection.
The main goal is to reshape existing cultural history and insert historic events by 3D scanning objects and figurines and turning them into new pieces. As soon as they become digital files, they’re open for experimenting; not only their shape and texture can be recreated but all their attributes can be altered. From here, any ‘what if’ scenario can be implemented and we can theoretically travel back in time to enter new ideas of both the public and our own.
The team will create an online digital archive of the most inspiring works, which we can freely play with before they’re translated into new paper and sewing patterns. The digital archive will be open to the pubic during the residency and after, serving as documentation of our collective work.
Stay tuned for public programs and events.