Designing Endurance, 2015-present

Designing Endurance is an ongoing research project that investigates the use of clothes, and in particular practices that can prolong the useful life of a garment, such as repair and customization. During the project participants will wear shirts specifically made for them. Follow-up interviews aim to uncover motivations behind wearing an item among a choice of many, as well as decisions leading up to laundering and eventual disposal of the garment.

Designing Endurance is supported by the Tishman Environment and Design Center at The New School.

Shirt photograph by Silversalt.