Intelligent clothing is a promising future market. ‘Wearable Facade’ connects high-technology clothing with the architectural surrounding. Ricardo O’Nascimento, artist and researcher in the field of new media arts, is the inventor of Wearable Facade. He investigates body-environment relations, focusing on interface development for worn devices, interactive installations and hybrid environments. Through 'Wearable Facade', the city’s urban landscape appears as a cocoon, a second skin, a medium and an unexpectedly rich source of information, mirroring social changes in the form of new architectural appearances. It reflects patterns, structures, forms and colours from its surrounding and offers a new perspective on urban architecture.
'Wearable Facade' was produced and presented in the framework of Connecting Cities In/Visible City 2015.