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Nicholas Bennet, uno studente della Goldsmiths ha progettato delle calzature trasformabili waterproof che possono essere integrate nell’abito per proteggerlo dalle inondazioni che potrebbero diventare la nostra realtà quotidiana a causa del cambiamento climatico nel futuro, quando l’effetto dell’innalzamento dei mari diventerà talmente inevitabile che sarà necessario trovare soluzioni che si possano integrare negli oggetti d’uso quotidiano.

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Goldsmiths student Nicholas Bennett has created waterproof footwear for commuters, that can be integrated into a suit to protect it from the floods that might become our daily reality due to climate change. The project imagines a future where the effects of rising sea-levels have become so inescapable, that solutions need to be integrated into our everyday products. In this case, that involves waterproofing office-appropriate brogues by merging them with wellies and adding fluorescent orange waders. These can be unfurled to groin height to keep the suit trousers dry or tucked away under their hem when not needed, with laces on the sides used to hide the shoes’ bulky form. The project is presented via a short film, in which a fictional corporate worker embarks on his daily commute, folding up his neatly ironed suit trousers and pulling the orange plastic over the top before wading through the knee-deep water.

Nicholas Bennett, a first year BA Design student at Goldsmiths, is the winner of the #CreateCOP25 competition launched by artist management agency Art Partner. The contest invited young creatives to submit artistic proposals that engage with contemporary issues around climate change.