Modes for Urban Moods

Teresa Almeida’s Modes for Urban Moods project at ITP is a series of mutating wearable accessories which reflect one’s experience in urban space or rather, the absence of physical space, in New York in particular.


For example, the space suit is designed for rush hour in the subway and crowded public spaces. It negotiates social bounds, communicates beyond protection/defense and makes visible individuals/members of a community.

The wearer inflates it whenever s/he feels that the space around him/her is invaded by, say, other commuters.

Personal Debris has more pictures.

See also Diana Eng and Emily Albinski ‘s Inflatable Dress which fits closely to the body but inflates to become bell shaped with tendril-like spikes on the back and large pillows of air on the sides.


Related: inflatable clothing, wearable crisis management.