February 18th 2019
When is changing something, restoring value or even adding value compared to its original state?
At this event we looked into how donated clothes get sorted and altered to re-establish value and put it into new use.
Presentation by hands.on.matter into the blurry distinction between recycling and upcycling. Followed by a talk by Sarah Schwesig and Stefanie Kenitz on what happens behind the scenes in the textile sorting department at the charity organisation Berliner Stadtmission.
Tim van der Loo presented his MA project on jeans waste transformed into textile material that can be used in making circular embroidered textiles.
Showcase by Alberte Laursen Rothenborg of different design strategies of circular fashion, like modularity and choice of material quality in her layered, multi-functional and mono-materiel jacket (The Manufactum Module)
Art piece by Elena Azzedín. Old birdcage with “Live the dream” as an interwoven text.
The workshop was facilitated in collaboration with Berliner Stadtmission. The workshop was a creative intervention with different isles of various craftwork techniques, which set out to explore how we can rethink textile waste and its opportunities to become something new.