May 14 2024

ATOPOS cvc’ new program, affective archives, welcomes Dr. Daphne Mohajer va Pesaran ( & d_archive(, for a research residency and workshop.
The workshop How to reverse engineer a Kamiko 紙衣 , will involve a brief presentation of the research findings of the residency, the ATOPOS archive, and the d_archive. Next we will explore the process of digitizing historical garments. Participants will be invited to learn about the garments themselves as well as the process by trying to reverse-engineer one specific Paper robe (Kamiko 紙) from late 18th century to early 19th century Japan, using paper or other paper-like material.

We urge people of different disciplines such as fashion and costume design, theater studies, anthropological studies, 3d artists, museologists, archivists and conservators to apply for this multidisciplinary workshop.


Deadline: 04/06/2024

Date: 20/06/2024 16:00
Duration: 2 hours

Capacity: 10-15 participants working in groups of 3-5


The workshop takes place in the context of the commemorative events of the Embassy of Japan in Greece on the occasion of 2024: Year of Culture and Tourism between Japan and Greece.


Daphne Mohajer va Pesaran (PhD)

Daphne is the Program Manager of the Bachelor of Textiles (Design) and lectures in fashion and textiles design and research in The School of Fashion and Textiles at RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia. Previously she taught fashion design at Bunka Fashion College in Tokyo. In her research and design practice she works with garments/products made from handmade paper and explores what sustainable materials and relationships can emerge in communities of human and nonhuman people. Daphne is currently undertaking research fellowships for the British Museum, the Australian Museum, and the International Specialized Skills Institute to research the use of paper for clothing in Japan and the Pacific Islands, as well as recycling used clothing into paper. She has recently published a book with Valiz, titled Radical Fashion Exercises: a workbook of modes and methods, co-edited with Dr Laura Gardner.



d_archive is a platform which purpose is to support the preservation of fashion heritage and make it accessible digitally, while bringing true craftsmanship in the 3D space. By combining 3D technologies and traditional techniques, d_archive creates accurate 3D replicas of historical and vintage clothing and accessories and offers them freely to visitors. These replicas are not mere representations of an item’s appearance; they carry precious technical information, making them engaging educational tools that can be used to delve into fashion history, culture, and craftsmanship. d_archive is currently working with ModeMuseum of Antwerp and Museum Boijmans van Beuningen in Rotterdam.