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Community Couture

Clothes made to carry stories, between us, through places and time.

'What Matters' garment in progress_1 — © Joanna Fidler-Wieruszewska

Community Couture is an attempt to bring multiple perspectives together, with garments serving as a source of individual stories, collective experiences, shared goals, history and hopes for the future.

Community Couture - Clothes made to carry stories, between us, through places and time.

Community Couture is an attempt to bring multiple perspectives together, with garments serving as a source of individual stories, collective experiences, shared goals, history and hopes for the future.

Last year, we organised Community Couture workshops, where participants had the opportunity to tell us 'WHAT MATTERS' to them through colours, shapes, and words. We have collected hundreds of contributions.

On this DDW, we will present one-off collectively made Community Couture garments which preserve, share and honour the thoughts of people who contributed last year. Discover what matters to others and learn how to express your care for them through craft.

About Community Couture

Community Couture is a social design initiative which seeks to tell more stories with fewer products. As part of our collaborative design process, we create spaces for reflection in which we invite public to contribute their thoughts to creation of unique objects. In our work care is expressed through craft, which we teach and use. By renting out our items, we amplify the sharing message and inspire further conversations wherever they are taken.

'What Matters' garment embroidery — © Joanna Fidler-Wieruszewska

'What Matters' garment in progress_2 — © Joanna Fidler-Wieruszewska

'What Matters' contributions from DDW '21 — © Boudewijn Bollmann

'What Matters' Community Couture DDW '21

Strijp-S area, Things that Matter @ Microlab Hall, Kastanjelaan 400 , Map No. B22
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