Joseph Raidt
graduate of AMFI Amsterdam Fashion Institute, Amsterdam

Oma Gertrude

Joseph Raidt, graduated from Royal Academy of the Arts, was selected by the Dutch jury to participate in Lichting 2023.

‘Oma Gertrude’ presents a visualisation of Joseph’s grandmother’s Alzheimer’s. Nine years ago, Oma Gertrude was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. She used to work as a seamstress, a common ground for Joseph to reconnect and communicate with her beyond words. ‘Oma Gertrude’ initiated during a workshop they had together, where they reassembled pattern pieces based solely on her altered perception of “right and wrong”. Her misconception of the purpose and the idea of what a garment can be, made Joseph imagine how Oma Gertrude interacted with the furniture and objects in her home when she was alone.