Wäsche En Plein Air

Laundry 'En Plein Air'

Laundry 'En Plein Air'

STREETWARE saved item En Plein Air at the 48 hours Neukölln, forum for artistic projects from all sectors of the Berlin art scene. 
On the 19th and 20th of June 2021 | Installation featuring 48 laundry racks | Körnerpark Berlin-Neukölln
all photos © Paolo Gallo

Over the course of two days during the art festival 48 Stunden Neuköllnthe STREETWARE saved item team transformed itself into true plein air painters.As location and motif for our painting sessions, we chose the magnificent landscapes of the Körnerpark in Neukölln.

Alice Fassina rings in the big wash!

On the early hours of a Saturday, on the 19th of June, we set up our unique easels in front of the Galerie im Körnerpark and began to paint using some very unusual colours: Our ‘saved items’ – clothes saved by our own team – were hanging over 48 laundry racks that were collected from the streets of Berlin or kindly donated by people from the community: The colour palette we could choose from was made up entirely of the wardrobes of Neukölln's inhabitants and came together to form a neo-impressionist tableau. 

The sculptural intervention 'En Plein Air' performed different roles:

A piece of art:
The laundry flowing in the open air created a distinctive contrast to the architectural design of the gallery in the Orangery and the overall look of the park. The domestic activity of laundry-making now took place in a neo—baroque green space, playfully experimenting both with social etiquette and washing instructions.

A participative installation:
Everyone was encouraged to take pieces of clothing home with them, contribute items from their own wardrobes or exchange garments for one another. During the two days, the installation continuously assumed new unexpected and unpredictable colours and shapes.

A cluster of a circular exchange of ideas:
Our community of ragpickers provided an open space to explore questions of identity and sociality, consumerism and modes of fashion production. The participating audience confirmed once again that not only the need for clothing but the joy of dressing up is something that unites us all, regardless of age, gender or language.

An unusual experience:  The most curious participants booked a STREET SHOPPING tour with us and got to experience first-hand how much fun a ragpicker has at work. As we cruised through the neighbourhood, saving discarded clothing, we contemplated the impact of fashion and the global textile industry on our lives and the environment. No tour ever ended without textile trophies on mobile clothes racks and many a garment already found a new owner during our city strolls.

The last STREET SHOPPING tour was led by Cryptida furry fairy-being: an entity without gender, she/he/it went searching for human 'i-thems', exploring them on his/her own body.

On Sunday evening, 20th of June, a concert by the event series 'Sommer im Park' accompanied the dismantling of our installation and we left the baroque park with the Citizen's new clothes, brimming with memories of interesting conversations and moving encounters.

We would like to thank all STREETWARE team members and friends who made 'En Plein Air' possible at a scorching 36 degrees:

 Alice Fassina | Hatim Alyafi | Céline Iffli-Naumann | Jan Markowsky | Stella Cristofolini | Lina Tegtmeyer | Aïcha Abbadi | Andreas Herbst | KDindi | Paolo Gallo | Daniela Sant | Jule Kox | Anneta Pap | Therry Konrath | Marie Lou Honert | Chiara Radina |

And one more thing: The journalist Hanna Komornitzyk  has written in art-in-berlin- about STREETWARE saved item En Plein Air at 48 hours Neukölln

En Plein Air' at the art festival '48 hours Neukölln ' was supported by the Creative Matterz Fund

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In Lumpen für die Zukunft

In Lumpen für die Zukunft

In Lumpen für die Zukunft

Die Lumensammler:innen von STREETWARE in guter Gesellschaft der Karnevalist:innen für die Zukunft auf der Tour durch Neukölln. Am Richardplatz laufen Franziska Welp und Jan Markowsky vorne weg.
alle Fotos ©Till Rimmele

Windböen, Regen, Kälte: So hat der Umzug für den “Karneval für die Zukunft”, organisiert von Artistania e.V., am 12. Juni 2021 angefangen.
Beweise für einen Klimawandel? Vielleicht…

Alice Fassina berichtet aus der Sicht der  Lumpensammler:in.

Das Thema Umweltschutz wurde von STREETWARE und vielen anderen Berliner Gruppen und Akteuren auf  kreative Weise verteidigt. Bunt und laut sind wir durch Neukölln marschiert um mit Musik, Performances, in Kostümen und mit Wagen gemeinsam unser Bewusstsein für Umweltfragen zu fördern. Wir haben bewiesen, dass diese Auseinandersetzung nicht immer ernst und anstrengend sein muss, sondern dass es auch Spaß machen kann! Falls ihr dabei wart – konntet ihr unserem ‘clothes horse’/’Kleider-Pferd’ widerstehen? Es brachte Jung und Alt zum Lächeln! Oder habt ihr uns als farbige Wirbel beim Tanzen gesehen? Haben eure Hüften gezuckt und eure Füße gewippt?

Wir haben die Figur der Lumpensammler:innen neu erfunden: Schicht um Schicht von der Straße geretteter Kleidung trugen wir auf unseren Körpern präsentoerten sie als als fliegende Händler:innen  den Zuschauer:innen . Die feine Grenze zwischen unsere Figuren und einem Menschen, der in der Realität gezwungen ist, zu wandern, von der Straße zu sammeln und auf der Straße zu schlafen, deutete einer unserer sechs fahrbaren Wäscheständer an: Es hingen keine Kleidungsstücke an seinen Leinen, sondern es lag eine Matratze darauf.

Dank an die Lumpensammler:innen:

Alice Fassina | Céline Iffli-Naumann | Jan Markowsky | Franceska Welp | Daniel Sant | Ines Tentscher und  die Schüler:innen der Willkommensklasse von  Sakine Akguel der Otto-Hahn Schule Berlin -Neukölln, die mit uns gelaufen sind.

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STREETWARE X FASHION REVOLUTION

STREETWARE X FASHION REVOLUTION

STREETWARE X FASHION REVOLUTION

Fashion Revolution was founded in the wake of the Rana Plaza disaster in 2013 and it has become the world’s largest fashion activism movement, mobilising citizens, industry and policymakers through our research, education and advocacy work.

Fashion Revolution Week happens every year in the week coinciding with 24th April, the anniversary of the Rana Plaza disaster in Bangladesh. The Rana Plaza building housed a number of garment factories, employing around 5,000 people. The people in this building were manufacturing clothing for many of the biggest global fashion brands. The building collapsed and killed 1,134 people and injured more than 2,500 others, making it the fourth largest industrial disaster in history. The victims were mostly young women. During Fashion Revolution Week, we remember the lives lost and demand that no one should die for fashion. It is the time when we come together as a global community to create a better fashion industry. 

Streets are the places of revolution: steps on asphalt give sound to political manifestos. Decisions are forced by silent marches, fists are clenched to chanted slogans. We understand  fashion revolution  revolution as the challenge of not only reviewing our habitual thought patterns, production methods and consumer behaviour, but also of radically changing them. 

Lenk  mit uns einen fahrbaren Wäscheständer durch die Straßen Neuköllns. Lass dich inspirieren von abgestreiften textilen Hüllen und Hosenbeinen. Der Weg zum eigenen Stil führt über das Pflaster der Stadt! Roll mit uns um die Häuser und genieß den Flow zirkulärer Lebensweise.

 

What are you looking for? Is it a pair of petrol blue G-Star Raw sweatpants, that little black dress by Dior or one of those Calvin Klein sport bras?

Berlin’s most sustainable fashion label STREETWARE saved item offers the largest and most diverse range of fashion brands in town! When we roam the streets of the metropolis, we don’t fall for the tempting promise of shop windows or rummage tables in the street. Shopping online with Zalando has long become a thing of the past. The garments you’re now looking for were once offered in boxes on windowsills or doorsteps, labeled “free to take”. 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.

We kindly invite you to join us at the clothes rack at Saturday, April 24, 2021.
Coose your tour

  • at 12 with Jan and Eileen
  • at 2.30 p.m. with barbara and KDindie
  • at 5 p.m. with Alice, in cooperation with greenfashion tours

We are also happy to arrange individual tours with you.

Our guides are professionals in STREET shopping - Jan, Eileen, Alice, barbara and 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, barbara & KDindie investigates the traces of (gender) identity in the urban. Stella is interested in objects that she finds without having looked for them. Stella circles around in Prenlauer Berg and Weddding.

Each tour starts at a central Subway-Station in Neukölln and
each tour concludes at our launderette:
Waschsalon bei Renata
Jansastraße 12
12045 Berlin

Due to the current regulations and restrictions regarding the Coronavirus Pandemic, we’ll be strolling through the streets of Neukölln in teams with two guests until further notice.

After the tour, we will wash the saved itemsat the launderette. All clothes that are taken home will be labelled with our revolutionary brand STREETWARE saved item. STREETWARE saved item gelabelt.

The price for the tour is 2.- € per person. Donations are always highly appreciated. People with a lower income are invited to participate in our tours free of charge.

Book now!

BOOKING STREETSHOPPING TOUR

Who may guide you?

STREET shopping – Stadtführung mit Wäscheständer

STREET shopping - Explore the city at the clothes horse

STREET SHOPPING -cruise through the city and find your own unique style.

 

What are you looking for? Is it a pair of petrol blue G-Star Raw sweatpants, that little black dress by Dior or one of those Calvin Klein sport bras?
Berlin’s most sustainable fashion label STREETWARE saved item offers the largest and most diverse range of fashion brands in town! When we roam the streets of the metropolis, we don’t fall for the tempting promise of shop windows or rummage tables in the street. Shopping online with Zalando has long become a thing of the past. The garments you’re now looking for were once offered in boxes on windowsills or doorsteps, labeled “free to take”. 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.

Join us and manoeuvre the streets with our mobile clothes rack. You may well find yourself inspired by discarded textiles or empty trouser legs. The path to your individual style takes you on a journey through the streets of the metropolis. Come along as we wheel our way around the place and enjoy the flow that comes with the circular lifestyle.

STREETWARE saved item makes fashion sustainable and accessible. For everyone. For all.

Our tour is approximately 90 minutes long and takes place on a weekly basis 2.30 pm to 5 p.m.. We are also happy to arrange individual tours with you.

Our guides are professionals in STREET shopping - Jan Markowsky, Céline Iffli, Alice Fassina and barbara caveng set their own tour priorities. Jan Markowsky rolls along a life on the street, Alice Fassina manoeuvres the clothes horse at the criss-cross of abundance and sustainability, Céline Iffli asks about the human whose shells lie on the ground, barbara caveng investigates the traces of itdentity in the urban.

Due to the current regulations and restrictions regarding the Coronavirus Pandemic, we’ll be strolling through the streets of Neukölln, Wedding and Charlottenburg in teams of two until further notice.

The price for the tour is up to you. We don’t want to determine a specific price but would like to suggest a guiding figure of 10.-€/tour. Donations are always highly appreciated. People with a lower income are invited to participate in our tours free of charge.

We will meet at a centrally located U-Bahn station.
each tour concludes at our launderette:
Waschsalon bei Renata
Jansastraße 12
12045 Berlin

You can register at: stadtfuehrung@streetware-saved-item.net 

 

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