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Sanne Karssenberg obtained her Masters in Art and Design at the Sandberg Instituut, Fashion Matters in 2017. Her work is situated in the intersection of art and design, with a strong focus on materiality and textile. She investigates and designs alternative perspectives and strategies within fashion. The relation between individual identity and global production, which she critically analysed in her MA thesis and project, are her main points of interest. Her work explores the role personalization can play for a possible future of embodied fashion design by focusing on the relationship between the wearer and their garments. She employs different media and forms to investigate how individual stories reflect and relate to larger societal structures. Currently, she develops self-initiated projects, working both collaboratively and on commission. She lives and works in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

RES MATERIA

RES MATERIA

Res Materia is an artistic research project by fashion designer Sanne Karssenberg that proposes a personalized form of the reproduction of garments and an alternative form of value creation. The title Res Materia is inspired by the Latin phrase Res Publica, meaning ‘public affairs’ or ‘commonwealth’. Res is a Latin noun for a substance or a concrete thing. ‘Materia’ is Latin for material. In this project, the material and the thing, or in this case, the textile and the garment, are the starting point for an embodied reproduction of garments—an attempt to bring change into ‘public affairs’.