George Sylvanus Niikoi Neequaye
(thesis advisor)Loretta Wolozin
May 21 2019
Texturity is a project that critiques the global textile industry through the lens of nations that face problems of the textile industry. It is experienced through the format of a security checkpoint (security x-ray machine, security guard and security questions) where the user experiences the hidden narratives behind that particular nation’s textile industry.
The goal of Texturity is to bring to light the backstory of the textile industry in Ghana and highlight the stark contrasts that exist between its making and distribution. The security checkpoint in Texturity symbolize the point of tension and entry where products like textiles cross borders inappropriately into Ghana. The security x-ray machine represents the ideal state of the nation if the problems within the textile industry were curbed or not present. The security guard represents what the government of the nation should act like to prevent the issues. The security questions are asked in an attempt to reverse the problems within the country’s textile industry.
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