Our short aspirational video is about a future of clothing and wearable technology. This is an artistic video that we made together with visual artist Alisa Javits and PhD candidate Дарья Морозова. Unlike our previous video “Take it slow!”, which was done as a scripted research-based film, this video is created as an arts-based research video, a quickly growing methodological genre that “adapts the tenets of the creative arts in social research in order to make that research publicly accessible, evocative, and engaged” (Chilton & Leavy 2014). We (Daria and me) gave to Alisa our articles, written for the project on wearable technology and sustainability, and references to prototypes of wearables developed by designers who engaged with us for this project in one or another way. We asked Alisa to use these materials for inspiration for the video. In the video you see the aspirational images created by Alisa (together with Maikki Pekkala, set and costume designer, and Laura Rämö, the model) and the real prototypes (made by H&M – Daria contributed to the idea(!), Hana Zeqa, Marina Toeters, Kathleen McDermott and Kristi Kuusk). They develop a narrative of a future of multifunctional clothing merged with technology, known as wearables.

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