The Clothed Home. Tuning In to the Seasonal Imagination

exhibition

The Clothed Home. Tuning In to the Seasonal Imagination

opening hours

22-30 of June, 12:00-20:00*

place

PPNT Gdynia
Gdynia, al. Zwycięstwa 96/98
Building III

entrance

free of charge

PPNT Budynek 3

About:

The exhibition explores the ways in which textiles have been used to reflect the rhythm of seasonal changes in domestic interiors.

Today, as we spend most of the time in centrally heated apartments and air-conditioned offices, we have become indifferent to the circadian rhythm and nuances of nature’s changing cycles. Recalling bygone domestic rituals can help us tune in with the seasons again: cultivate our relationship with the natural world and react more attentively to its changes.

In the pre-electricity era, textiles were widely used as seasonal clothing for architecture. They helped adapt domestic spaces to the twelve phenological seasons characteristic of the Central European climate zone. The recurring appearance of textiles in domestic interiors allowed for conscious participation in the cycles of nature – in celebrating the passage of time, with an enhanced sense of immersion in the circadian rhythm and the sequence of light and darkness. As a result, The Clothed Home functioned as a resonator, helping residents feel the pulse of the natural world.

The exhibition, organised by the Adam Mickiewicz Institute, was presented in the Polish pavilion at the London Design Biennale (2021), at the National Museum in Kraków, during the Lisbon Architecture Triennale and the BIO – Biennial of Design in Ljubljana (2022) and at the Arka Gallery in Vilnius during the Vilnius Gallery Weekend (2023).

authors

CENTRALA

CENTRALA

Guided by the idea of the amplification of nature, CENTRALA – Małgorzata Kuciewicz and Simone De Iacobis create projects based on exploring the relationship between architecture and natural processes. For them, architecture is a flow, not merely a static form; and gravity, water circulation as well as atmospheric and astronomical phenomena are its building blocks. CENTRALA sees architecture ...

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Alicja Bielawska

Alicja Bielawska

A visual artist. She creates drawings as well as sculptures and installations using textiles and ceramics. Her works focus on the material sphere of everyday life and the relationships between objects, interiors and memories, touching on the relativity of human perception and the role of memory. She is interested in the shaping of space, the context in which the works are placed and the role of th...

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Aleksandra Kędziorek

Aleksandra Kędziorek

An art historian, curator and editor. She works at the intersection of architecture, design and visual arts, and uses her skills in historical research to curate projects that bring inspiration from the past into contemporary debates. Interested in environmental issues, she has recently explored the seasonal use of textiles in domestic interiors before the advent of electricity (The Clothed Home, ...

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