The conditions that characterize contemporary urban life is the displacement, exile, poverty and homelessness. Personal existence is recognized independently of the settlingin a place.
Garments,as temporary habitation spaceof the body, redefines constantlytheirposition sincebody constantly redefines its sitereference. In this sense, the garment is a structure that could redefine the boundaries between clothing and the built environment.
The proposal of this thesis is to design a wearableshelter whichis easy to transport. A portable habitation environment, designed for the mobility of nomadic populations.
For this work the following working scenarios weregenerated.
Syrian immigrant "of the days" goes along with his family, through the Mediterranean Sea, to settlein the richest countries of Europe.
Homeless resident of Athens movesdaily for its survival and protection.
Contemporaryflaneurof the world craves for adventure and experienceswith the least possible cost.
The “retreat” based on a light wooden frame that is sewn within the lining of the garment and has the ability to "open" and create space based on the mechanism of split umbrella. With the addition of two U-shapedtracks tothe central axis of the frame, it is hungedfrom the body.
The construction is worn alongwith the shell to which the synthetic Tyvek fabric is used, and the supportive frame of the tentis stored so as not to prevent the movement of the person. The conversion is made while the coat is still worn by the user.
The final form of thisproduct resultsfrom the ability of the nomad to gather the shelter in case of emergencyand to easily carry it with him bywearing it.