Middle Finger
prosthetics as accessory — a metaphor for the embrace of imperfection

Communication & Emerging Media, Course Work

Kintsugi (金継ぎ) is the Japanese art of repairing broken pottery with gold, symbolizing the embrace of imperfection.

Instead of a prosthetic being a replacement for something that was “lost”, it becomes an accessory that augments the wearer’s body.

This was one of three designs proposed for an open-ended speculative design challenge to use fashion as a lens to solve body image issues in disability using 3D printing. The design aims to solves issues in sizing, heat dissipation, and aesthetics.

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