Scarf for Walking

Image of Scarf for Walking
Image of Scarf for Walking
Image of Scarf for Walking
Image of Scarf for Walking

Our new knitted scarf features an integral typographic message exploring the book The Practice of Everyday Life by Michel de Certeau. Originally created as a 17-metre-long work for an exhibition, its design is excerpted from the chapter ‘Walking in the City’, in which Certeau describes how cities take shape as their pedestrian inhabitants map out places by walking. The real practitioners or makers of a city, he argues, are those that experience and use it on a personal level.
 
We have often thought about how this concept might translate into the context of our own work – through subversions of an expected form, hidden quirks that only reveal themselves on careful examination, or elements whose meaning is revealed through use – in this case, through the act of wearing the scarf as you walk through a space.
 
Our work often involves taking cues from the kind of vernacular objects you might encounter in everyday life, and exploring how that sense of the everyday is harnessed, manipulated or taken as a point of departure.

 
100% Merino wool, navy and off-white.
Edition of 40
195cm x 29cm