Vera de Pont takes you on her personal journey to a place far away, no, lightyears away, but at the same time very close. A place of crossroads within us, a place of new perspectives. By traversing these crossroads she aims to trigger your imagination to grow, to show itself, to explore and to inspire.
Vera is a designer of clothing and textiles, a Design Academy graduate. Her graduation projects, ‘Pop-up’ and ‘Floaters of the Waterplanet’ were both nominated for the Renee Smeets Award, the Melkweg Award and the Keep an eye grant. She stands at the intersection of practicality and fantasy. How material interacts with the body, where to cut the fabric, how it folds, which seam technique to use are connected to stories of outer space, water planets, bio-technology and identity.
This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx