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Hands.on.matter: Plants

June 13 @ 19:00 - 23:00


Excitingly Hands.on.matter invites you to this 5th event. We will on the arrival of summer celebrate how flowers, plants and trees are blooming and growing. Looking deeper into these green matters you will find cellulose, which can be used as a source of material! At the end of this event we have a textile dyeing workshop with local plants from Berlin (Please bring an old clothing item that is made from natural fibers and white or light colored).

Julia Perera is invited to discuss how ancient production practices can guide us to circular/ sustainable innovation. Her “bast shoe” project will illustrate what thinkers such as the co-author of “Cradle to Cradle”, William McDonough, have hinted at already: Innovation can be found by looking backward.

Anton Richter showcases with his 100% Asparagus project how the inedible parts of asparagus are ideal for bowl making among others with its high degree of natural binding materials, as well as flexibility and stability.

Kanako Ishii hangs up her second largescale curtain painting at The Institute for Endotic Research as a part of this fifth hands.on.matter event. The imagery is found in the neighbouring Bohemian-Rixdorf garden.

The presentations will be followed by a hands-on workshop. Elena Stranges will use vegetable waste and local plant (weeds) to dye old textiles and give new added value to them.

Learn more about natural fibers – come and experiment with us!

  • This event is for free and open for all. We kindly ask for donations.
The Institute for Endotic Research – TIER


June 13
19:00 - 23:00
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The Institute for Endotic Research – TIER
Donaustr. 84
Berlin, 12043 Germany