Indre Strazdaite

Constitution Cloth

This project builds on research conducted by the Mobility group, which focused on the importance of communication in maintaining strong communities.

View on Graduate Showcase

One of the speculative personas that emerged from that research is the Community Ambassador. They gather important information from a global network and feed this back to their own community, in this case a Samburu tribe in Kenya. The Constitution Cloth is a system that promotes conversations around rights, values and diversity within the tribe. Members of the tribe participate in a collaborative event organised by external designers from an NGO. During this event they are invited to contribute statements that become part of their community’s constitution. Alongside the discussions, skilled artisans work together to produce the Constitution Cloth as a symbol of unity. The cloth garment is worn by the Community Ambassador to represent their tribe during the gatherings with other tribal leaders as well as further international information gathering sessions.