Lucy Orta creates what she calls “Refuge Wear”, designed with homeless and nomadic people in mind. Her work blurs the line between fashion, sculpture and humanitarian efforts. Some of her ‘pods’ are built for one person, but others are designed for a whole team of people who are linked together by fabric tubes. Although I am less interested in the practical uses her arwork might have for homeless people, I really like the secondary statements she’s making about personal space and community space with her garments. How much space do we need to feel safe and protected?