Urban Armor is an artwork consisting of a series of playful electronic wearables for women which investigate the ways women experience public space.
These devices are, for the most part, not actually viable solutions for societal problems. (Imagine if you could choose to have any super power, would you choose something practical?) However, they do provoke conversations, not only about social issues, but about the future of technology in our everyday lives. They challenge the way commercial wearable technology is currently developing. In place of mass-produced, data-focused devices, the Urban Armor pieces are custom, customizable, and intervene in the physical world.
With this in mind, please feel free to follow the tutorials in the Project Library, to make your own, unique versions of these wearables. If you have a tutorial you’d like to share, please visit the Get Involved page.
In the future, the project aims to collaborate with different women and women’s groups to help address their unique experiences of public space. Please contact
firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like further information.