An intimate talk on designer and artist Zyanya Keizer’s experiences in the ‘Atelier Home’ project. For three months, Zyanya worked with Arnhem women who feel isolated on three unique designs. How can fashion be significant in bridging cultural barriers?

Fashion designer Zyanya Keizer and the participants of City at Home have created three objects made of reused materials, beads and paint. For six weeks over a period of three months, they worked on three extremely diverse items that vividly portray the various makers’ personalities. City at Home is a meeting place in the neighbourhood of Malburgen in Arnhem that serves as a home-away-from-home for women who feel isolated in Dutch society. By offering a sheltered living room where the women could work together on the same garment, Atelier Home created a close-knit intimacy where fashion served as a common language.