We Have Never Been Naked
On 30 January 2016, TFRC researcher, Jo Pierce, Matina Kousidi (Politecnico di Milano) and Eva Sopeoglou (University of Hertfordshire) ran a workshop “We Have Never Been Naked. Insulation as a Performing Surface”. The workshop was part of Unfrozen – First Swiss Design Network Research Winter Summit held at Grandhotel Giessbach Brienz, Switzerland.
This Textile and Architectural collaboration came together at the conference to explore the boundaries between space, body, and insulation materials relating to buildings and bodies. Set in the beautiful but cold environment of the Swiss Alps with snow capped peaks in the background, the workshop explored the subject of insulation properties through environment, material, collage, situation and action, as well as a range of senses, to formulate, experience and respond to sub- zero temperature.