Natural male contraception by body temperature using textile devices.
Under the direction of Giovanna Massoni
This project was born following the discovery of thermal contraception by testicular lift also known as artificial cryptorchidy. As testicular temperature increases, spermatogenesis (sperm production and motility) decreases, leading to temporary natural infertility and reversible contraception.
Between textile research and social investigation, 37°C provides information on this lowtech method, while proposing an evolution in the form and materials of existing contraceptive devices.
Through 37°C, I have met the people involved in the development of this type of contraception, and relied on my conversations to create customised textile devices : rings 37.1., and boxers 37.2.. I have reunited podcasts, interviews, studies on testicular contraception, illustrations made by Marie Jouble, and the textile research on a website called “trentesseptdegrés”.
This project is part of a sociodesign approach, which brings together essential and particularly relevant questions in our society today around health, gender and design.
In the evening, it transforms the energy into luminous form and LEDs diffuse the light through optical fibres.
Like a celestial vault, it protects and illuminates the device.
Halo signals the opening of the place, while creating a diffuse and pleasant atmosphere.
From day to night.
26.01.2019 ⎪ ENSCI - les Atelier