Lara Groot

Department: Man and Leisure

Cloaks for solidarity

In a society that celebrates individualism, we tend to lose our connection with each other. “People seem to get blinded by different beliefs, circumstances and appearances,” says Lara Groot. “But in fact our origins are the same, we are all made of flesh and blood and have similar hopes and dreams.” Is it possible to help humanity overcome their differences by emphasising our shared features? These grey woollen cloaks neutralise our distinctive looks for the sake of solidarity; a unisex hooded mantle enwraps the body to break down physical barriers. “By blurring the edges I want people to feel more connected and stand as one.”

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