Alveena Zahid

Threads of Revival: Integrating sustainability and culture into urban renewal

In a state of metamorphosis, Oxford Street’s defunct House of Fraser is awakened as Kintsugi’s grace and wabi-sabi’s wisdom turn flaws into art. This thesis imagines the former department store becoming a haven for renewal in the hands of social creators and designers. The antithesis of fast fashion, it embodies a mindful shift to former crafts of repair and redesign.

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