Jesse Shen

Conferring Courts: Re-evaluating Youth Through Tailoring

Is it cold or is it warm? Is it the temperature of the air, or the reception from others? Is it what is shown on the outside that matters or what exists within? The tension that binds us together, the knitting that links this community together. The threads which tie us together.

From the perspective of a newly finished shirt

A pair of architectural “courtyards” mediated over a crevice. Architecturally sequenced by the process of tailoring from fabric to collared shirt. An inclusive/collaborative process open to the misunderstood youth from London’s subcultures. The meeting and respite of a clubhouse lounge, conferred with the community collaboration of a forum.