Unique creations and recurring offers: Join us as we explore textile spaces and discover new corners of the metropolis when STREET SHOPPING; become your own literary textile forensic artist, co-create fashion, listen to our podcast, participate in our performances, or book a washing appointment with us.
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En Plein Air at 48 Hours Neukölln!
June 19 @ 12:00 - June 20 @ 18:00
En Plein Air
Laundry en plein air – a sleeveless shirt in subtle pastel shades, a pair of jeans stone-washed with life lessons and ochre-yellow socks with holes in their heels are blowing gently in the breeze. On about 50 laundry stands, the fabrics of Neukölln shine bright against the surrounding greenery, mimicking the colours of an open-air painter’s easel.
‘Cruise through the city and find your unique style’ – Over the course of 48 hours, we invite local residents and visitors to join us for some STREET-SHOPPING with our mobile clothes racks: As we cruise around the block, we'll embrace the flow of the circular way of life and reflect on the impact of fashion and the global textile industry on individual lives and the environment: What is the link between fast fashion and air pollution? And what’s that sticky odour of the pre-loved sweatpants we’re holding in our hands
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The cast-off garments challenge the Eurocentric and White understanding of fashion. Could we, by washing them, free them from their history?
The 90-minute city tour ends at Körnerpark, The 90-minute city tours begin and end in Körnerpark, on the terrace of the Orangerie, the location we chose for our sculptural intervention.
We will display the clothes we rescued – the ‘saved items’ – on 48 clothing racks. Transformed from found objects into highly sought-after commodities – the public's gaze breathes new life into our garments. Fabrics blow in the wind, resembling the sails of Van Gogh's ‘Fishing Boats on the Beach’.
Berlin’s most sustainable fashion label STREETWARE saved item offers the largest and most diverse range of fashion brands in town! Discover tie-neck blouses and tank tops, a baby’s first dress or a pair of oversized baggy jeans in the most urban areas of the city: showcased on the banks of the gutters, nonchalantly draped over bollards – where public and private spheres seamlessly merge into each other.
STREETWARE saved item makes fashion sustainable and accessible. For everyone. For all.
Our guides are professionals in STREET shopping - Jan, Eileen, Alice, KDindie and Stella set their own tour priorities. Jan rolls along a life on the street, Alice manoeuvres the clothes horse at the criss-cross of abundance and sustainability, Eileen asks about the human whose shells lie on the ground, KDindie investigates the traces of (gender) identity in the urban. Stella is interested in objects that she finds without having looked for them.
We invite all participants to take the colours of Neukölln home
with them and indulge in their new souvenir and urban outfits. Everyone is welcome to hang their own textiles up on the clothesline or to exchange their clothes for others.
No cloth will be forgotten. In July, the fabric shells that remain will be turned into the stage for an 8 day conference on the textile landfill: With colonial greetings.
an 8 day conference on the textile landfill: With colonial greetings. The pieces you choose to take with you will be labeled with our revolutionary brand STREETWARE saved item.
Our intervention in public space and with a limited number of participants guarantee the compliance with the current corona protection measures. Of course you can also book a STREETshopping tour directly on site at Körnerpark.