The word gender has been used since the 14th century as a grammatical term, referring to classes of noun designated as masculine, feminine, or neuter in some languages. The sense ‘the state of being male or female’ has also been used since the 14th century, but this did not become common until the mid 20th century.
Gender refers to cultural or social categories, a method to organize and label the participants in our society. But with the creation of categories, inevitably there is an ‘inside’ and an ‘outside’, causing harm to those who don’t ‘fit’.
This year’s design transforms the ‘letterbox’ principle into a maze. In stead of being delineated, spaces flow into one another, ignoring the grid of the building. No work is isolated. Each piece is in a dialogue with its surroundings.
location: Mosa decor factory, Maastricht
team: Tim Prins, Nicole Cloudt, Mark Proosten, Giulia Volpicelli
assistance: Henk Prins, Brenda Prins, Caroline Langenbahn, Rebekka Straetmans
photographs: Lonneke van der Palen & Peter Stigter
links: FASHIONCLASH, Kaltblut-magazine, fuckingyoung.es