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Baptiste Debombourg

Posted by CLOT Magazine in Scout & Trends, Wearable Technology

Words by Lula Criado (Twitter @Lula_ClotMag) French contemporary artist Baptiste Debombourg blends materials, objects and philosophical concepts to create poetic and thought-provoking pieces of art to denounce how, for example, mass production or consumption has became models of behavior in the industrialized societies. The binomial destruction-construction is inherent…

Dongwook Lee

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Words by Lula Criado (Twitter @Lula_ClotMag) Korean artist Dong Wook Lee has a special relationship with the human body and an innovative and creative approach to art. He blends hyper-realistic miniatures made of a material called Sculpie with a modern reinterpretation of the daily life.   The…

Lêna Bùi

Posted by CLOT Magazine in Biomedia, Scout & Trends

Words by Lula Criado (Twitter @Lula_ClotMag)   Lêna Bùi was born in Danang (Vietnam) but currently lives and works in Saigón. With her fascinating and conceptual work Lêna explores the boundaries of science, myths and different realities and looks into how human behavior is shaped. Her concerns are…

Matija Čop

Posted by CLOT Magazine in Scout & Trends, Wearable Technology

Words by Lula Criado (Twitter @Lula_ClotMag) Graduating from Faculty of Textile Design in Zagreb and, with a strong background in philology, designer Matija Čop is focused on understanding the language of fashion. His conceptual work is bringing new perspectives to fashion that encompasses the use of materials as woven…

Elson Kambalu

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Words by Lula Criado (Twitter @Lula_ClotMag) My first exposure to Elson Kambalu’s work was at the exhibition Foreign Bodies, Common Ground displayed at the Wellcome Collection in London. Malawi-based artist Elson Kambalu uses art as a tool to blur the boundaries between scientific processes and local communities.  …

Sass Brown

Posted by CLOT Magazine in Biodesign, Key Artists, Scout & Trends

Words by Lula Criado (Twitter @Lula_ClotMag) Designer, teacher, writer, lecturer, innovator and global nomad —born in Canada and raised in Montreal, New York, New Orleans, Scotland and London— Sass Brown is author of two of the most interesting and disruptive books written about ethical fashion: Eco Fashion…

Ksenia Kamikaza

Posted by CLOT Magazine in Scout & Trends, Sound Art

Words by Lula Criado (Twitter @Lula_ClotMag) Riga-born but with a Berliner soul, Ksenia Kamikaza grew up in a family surrounded by classical and pop sounds. Dj, entrepreneur, radio host, founder of Platz für Tanz, owner of FIESTA bar and beloved mom of Maya and Vera, her two beautiful…

Natsai Audrey Chieza

Posted by CLOT Magazine in Biodesign, Scout & Trends

Words by Lula Criado (Twitter @Lula_ClotMag) Designer, researcher, materiologist and futurist, Zimbabwe-born and London-based Natsai Audrey Chieza is bringing a new perspective to design that encompasses science and technology. Her conceptual work, ideas and thoughts are expressed creatively and the viewer is invited to think differently about…

Amy Congdon

Posted by CLOT Magazine in Biodesign, Scout & Trends

Words by Lula Criado (Twitter @Lula_ClotMag) Amy Congdon —London-based designer— employs speculative design to inspire and provoke critical thinking focused on the creation of bespoke biological textiles. Congdon uses design to produce conceptual work that helps imagine and understand that what is called reality can be different.  …

Susana Soares

Posted by CLOT Magazine in Biodesign, Scout & Trends

Words by Lula Criado (Twitter @Lula_ClotMag) Susana Soares —Portuguese-born, English-based artist— employs the design to promote and provoke critical thinking about implications and ethical consequences of scientific research in our lives. Soares uses design as a tool to create not only things but ideas. She draws future scenarios…