Morphing Castaways is a collaboration project between the Icelandic Academy of arts and the Clothes Donation Centre of the Icelandic Red Cross. 

Supervisors: Katrín María Káradóttir & Dainius Bendikas.

Collaborating students in Morphing castaways: Bergur Guðnason, Darren Mark, Guðjón Andri Þorvarðarson, Hanna Margrét Arnardóttir, Kristín Karlsdóttir, Magna Rún Rúnarsdóttir, María Árnadóttir, María Nielsen, Signý Gunnarsdóttir and Þóra Ásgeirsdóttir.
Supervisors: Katrín María Káradóttir & Dainius Bendikas.

The throwaway culture of the fashion and textile industry is extremely wasteful. An alternative way to providing novelty and innovation in fashion is to work with existing fabrics in an inventive way and up-cycle clothes that have for some reason fallen out of favour. Attention is drawn to how we buy clothing, what has intrinsic value, what quickly becomes worthless and what can be up-cycled through creativity and knowledge.
For this project nothing was bought, students only worked with castaways and leftovers to create something new and interesting, which was done in a collaboration with the Clothes Donation Centre of the Icelandic Red Cross.