WHO INSPIRED ME TODAY?
OTTO VON BUSCH
Otto von Busch is a Swedish fashion artist, theorist, designer, crafter, and DIY-demagogue. His research focuses on “hacktivist” practices in design, fashion, and craft, identifying how such practices engage users to break the so-called “interpassivity” of consumerism.
It is about us – the fashion lovers of the world – taking it back. Introducing ourselves within out clothes, in a Dazed and Confused article he shows how me see the relationship between consumer and design as way of interacting, “Hacking is something you do because you love fashion whereas people normally associate hacking with people who stand outside a system – anti-fashion if you like. However I believe it is better to make change from within the system, by not destroying it but building on it,” in changing the general order of industry he elaborates on his theory stating
“There is room in fashion for questioning,” states von Busch simply and for people who like to engage with the ‘cathedrals and bazaars’ of fashion then
a diet rich in Hactivism is recommended.
THIS INTERVENTION WITH CLOTHING IN ORDER TO CHANGE SOCIETIES VIEWS ON THEMSELVES IS REALLY INTERESTING IN RELATION TO HOW I FEEL I CAN CHANGING THE PUBLIC’S VIEW ON THE MISSING BY INTERACTING WITH GARMENTS WHICH REFLECT A SENSE OF THAT PERSON.
FROM HIS WEBSITE http://www.selfpassage.org/ -“Fashion, and perhaps even more second hand clothing, is a vehicle with which we can contemplate the mystical relations between mind and matter. Through our relation with the second skin we can meditate on the realms of spirit, matter, life, death, ephemerality, eternity and grace. How can fashion be a matter of presence rather than representation.”