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Many garments have pockets, some have none. Your daily agency is in some ways dictated by the presence or absence of a pocket in your clothing. In this one-day workshop participants will add or modify pockets in their own clothing, as a means of exploring notions of secrecy, power and control. The day will constitute a design research exploration into the potential that pockets serve as places for safekeeping and secrecy. Participants will be guided through adding, displacing or modifying pockets in their own brought or worn clothing, fostering a reflection on the power and potential of the modification being made. As such, we hope that this process will cast a light on the materiality, practice and power of the pocket.