What if another species guided our dress decisions?
How would the experience of fashion change?
The World 91 enactment explored a culture in which people make a weekly visits to the woods to present themselves to their spiritual guides, the mushrooms.
After following the activities of a number of participants, Atlas of the Future commissioned artist Pau Del Toro and writer Geoffrey Cowper Sallari to turn this World into a comic for Fashion Fictions.
We present: The Penny Buns!
Comic by Pau Del Toro and Geoffrey Cowper Sallari for Fashion Fictions and Atlas of the Future. Many thanks to the Enactment participants whose experiences informed the comic.
This Enactment was devised by Amy Twigger Holroyd, building on an Exploration created by Elly Platt, Talia Hussain and Martin Benes, which was in turn developed from a World contributed by Suzanne Rowland, using a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International licence which allows others to share and adapt the work in any medium and for any purpose, providing that they credit the authors and share their material using the same Creative Commons licence.
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