Tue - Sat, 12 - 6PM / 212.937.6580 / 540 W 21st St. New York, NY 10011
Freewear is an ongoing project that explores the possibilites of create garment out of free materials provided by the city. The Postal Gown is the first 100% free product of Freeware which was made using Postal Tyvek envelopes than can be found in any postal office for free. All the notions needed to sew the dress were freecycled in its totality, using a network of gift-economy named Freecycle.
Along with the exchange of goods, Freecycle also have an exchange of stories, you are open to encounters with strangers and the city which may have been otherwise foreclosed by dominant modes of exchange and consumption. Hacking the Postal Office to get the main resource, enables the user to detour the purpose of the public infrastructure to their own benefit.