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The exhibition Intimacy featured at the Design Museum

The exhibition Intimacy opens this autumn at the Design Musem and will explore the intimate relationship between the body and the clothes we wear, as well as the ways in which technological developments have changed the design for clothes and accessories. The exhibition is curated by Professor Annamari Vänskä and researchers from her research group, post-doctoral researcher Jenni Hokka and PhD-researcher Natalia Särmäkari.
Leevi Ikäheimo's anatomical outfit (2020). Photo: Mika Kailes
Knitted outfit (2020) by designer Leevi Ikäheimo. Photo: Mika Kailes Model: Paavo Kärki.

Intimacy places itself within a transitional period of new kind of politicization and digitalization. The exhibition situates at the intersection of novel politicization and digital disruption of fashion. It updates our understanding of Finnish clothing and accessory design into the 2020s, exploring the intimate relationship between the body and the clothes we wear and introducing visitors to the creative design process, from initial sketches to the finished products. The exhibition also highlights the impact of digitalization and datafication on the work of the designer as well as the mechanisms through which fashion is manufactured, distributed and consumed. The exhibition is based on extensive research on the work of the most prominent Finnish fashion designers of the 2020s and beyond, as well as that of the more anonymous designers behind contemporary work uniforms and wearable technology.

Intimacy is part of the research consortium Intimacy in Data-driven Culture (IDA), funded by the Strategic Research Council at the Academy of Finland. The research project explores, among other things, how intimacy functions as the driving force of creative economy, including fashion.

Intimacy will feature at the Design Museum from 08/10/2021 to 13/03/2022.

For more information:
Professor (adjunct) Annamari Vänskä, [email protected]   

The event is part of the Year of Research-Based Knowledge, a joint initiative organised by the Ministry of Education and Culture, the Academy of Finland and the Federation of Finnish Learned Societies. 

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