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Urban Zen x NYTM

Global Research / Installation / Set design

I partnered with Urban Zen by Donna Karan and New York Textile Month (NYTM) to present MONU'IA, a global research project about textile anthropology. The experience included the exhibition of an installation, together with a screening of a documentary about my journey through the islands of Vanuatu, in the South Pacific Ocean.

Over the course of two months, I lived and coexisted with four ethnic groups, located on different islands of the country. Each one one of these groups, presented a different level of exposure to what we understand now as modern civilization. The initial object of my study was to observe and understand the impact of this phenomenon on these groups and how this affected their interactions with the modern world.

I created a wall hanging for this project transported, upcycling discarded fabric from fashion brands in Asia. Ultimately displaying it wherever I travelled in Vanuatu.