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Alexa Pollmann

MA work

Indivicracy

Indivicracy is the tale of a vagrant future government emerging as the amount of individuals who must trespass territorial borders reaches unsustainable numbers. 

Presenting characters of a mobile collective that have forged a statehood without defined territory, Indivicracy engages with our current notions of ownership, borders and the implementation of democracy in a globally oriented society. The plot of the tale revolves around the initial legal constrictions that cause those involved to adapt a nomadic lifestyle, establish new traditions, and form the distinct custom of body-vehicles. The motivations that prompt the creation of this new system are revealed along a speculative timeline and illustrated in six chapters of state history. 

At its heart, Indivicracy mirrors the challenges caused by globalisation, technological evolution and political agendas that present the opportunity to refocus on displaced communities. Although marginalised today, migratory existence is most likely to increase over the next decades – the result of politically and environmentally caused diasporas, itinerant working conditions and technology-triggered changes in our behavioral patterns.


Info

  • AlexaPollmann
  • MA Degree

    School

    School of Design

    Programme

    MA Design Interactions, 2014

  • I understand myself as a storyteller, ideas person, designer – as sorrow observer of everyday life. My fascination for existing systems has made me look into altered realities and possible futures. Since then, I've been aiming to create interactions and relations between object and subject, mostly by asking the viewer to enter an unfamiliar point of view.  Using various media such as garments, illustrations, films and performances, I hope to generate alternatives for the everyday.

    Clothing and fashion are powerful tools to structure our society and as such they narrate fictions and report on reality. My practice has led me to study and design these short stories of human existence.

  • Degrees

  • BA (Hons) Fashion Design, University of Applied Arts, Pforzheim, German, 2011
  • Experience

  • Concept designer, Creative Media Department, Burberry, London, 2013/14; Fashion designer, Barbara I Gongini, Copenhagen, 2012; Junior designer, G Pollmann GmbH, 2011-present
  • Exhibitions

  • 21_21 Design Sight: Colour-Hunting, Tokyo, 2013 ; Design Days, Coburg, 2012 ; Bavarian Design Price, BMW World Munich, 2012