Design, Fabrication, Community, Experience
Type of Project:
Architectural Design-Research Thesis
v. al.luː.miˈnaː.re (transitive) to add gold or silver to pigments in order to make the painting (usually a miniature) shine.
Alluminare seeks to explore how fashion can exist outside the spotlight through the incorporation of resin with textiles to create wearables that reflect a hard softness and transform in emphasis. During the day, initial thoughts are formed about a garment- its form, the fabrics, and how it fits to the human body. It is only when darkness falls that the true nature of a piece is revealed. Different areas are colored and covered, and the transition from light to dark highlights distinct geometries that may not initially be apparent. Through the generous support of Art N’ Glow, Alluminare is an inquiry into materiality, hybrid textiles, and viewer experience.
This project was funded [in part] by Carnegie Mellon’s Undergraduate Research Office as part of research on the creation of photoluminescent resin textiles.
Winner of an Award for Artistic Excellence as part of Meeting of the Minds 2019, Carnegie Mellon University's Undergraduate Research Symposium.
Featured in The Pitt News article
Made in collaboration with Stephanie Smid & Mariana Alberola.