Figurative embroidery. Costume collective at the action day at the Museum für Kommunikation

As part of the KLIMA_X exhibition at the Museum für Kommunikation / Museum of Communication, “Figurative embroidery”, led by costume designer and graphic artist Emilia Patrignani, provides opportunities to visibly repair holes and individualize clothing. Whether holey or boring – clothing can be enhanced and repaired with interesting embroidery. You will learn simple basic stitches and the basics of repair embroidery. New entries possible every hour. Bring your clothes in need of repair. The event is free of charge and will be held in German and English.
When: January 28, 2024 | 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Where: Museum für Kommunikation / Museum of Communication, Leipziger Straße 16, 10117 Berlin

Workshop for costume design in theater and film

A two-day introduction to the world of theater and film costume design led by stage and costume designer Silvia Albarella for anyone who works with costumes and would like to gain insight into this profession.
The various aspects of costume design will be analyzed by using different costume designs and styles as examples, and illustrated by means of slide shows and the examination of concrete costumes. With the help of warm-ups and playful work with colors and fabrics, participants will be guided to create a costume image. Other costume design practices, such as mask making, dyeing and patination will be taught. Figurines can also be designed with the help of collages. Finally, the result will be documented with photos.

When: Saturday, November 11 + Sunday, November 12, 2023 | 12 p.m – 7 p.m.
Where: Stock of costumes at Kunstquartier Bethanien, Mariannenplatz 2, 10997 Berlin
Course number: FK2.867
Fee: 55 Euro / reduced 29 Euro
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We are happy to welcome the project TEXTILE TOUCHES OF ESCAPE AND MIGRATION by Irene Schüller in our textile workshop in October and November. The workshop, led by fashion designer Amanda Glücks and art therapist Nina Ryba, invites you to express your own personal experience as well as engagement with the themes of escape, migration and integration through the design of a piece of clothing art. It does not matter from which angle you approach the topic, whether you yourself have the experience of flight and migration behind you or are primarily observing, and whether you are an artist or a layperson. The artworks created will be made available for other people to try on in a final presentation and exhibition. By slipping into someone else’s “second skin”, a dialogue and exchange is created. Participation is free of charge.
When: October/November 2023
Friday, October 20, 2023 | 5 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Saturday, October 28, 2023 | 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Friday, November 03, 2023 | 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Friday, November 10, 2023 | 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Saturday, November 18. 2023 | 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Where: Textile Workshop at Haus der Materialisierung, Karl-Marx-Allee 1, 10178 Berlin: Access via Berolinastraße (see map)
To register, contact Amanda Glücks:
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We need your support

Our beautiful stage-ready 1990s design collections need your support. Who wants to help us with labeling, cataloging and photographing?
Please contact Muriel Nestler by mail: fundus[at]
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Summer festival at the Haus der Statistik: Allesandersplatz at Alexanderplatz

What actually is the “Allesandersplatz”? A place of community and cooperation! The Haus der Statistik introduces itself and the Kostümkollektiv is part of it: Which projects are currently already here and what is the outlook for the future? In knowledge transfer workshops we want to share what we have learned from the process so far, in workshops we will continue to learn together and learn new skills. The evening will be rounded off with a theater and concert program at OTTO.
When: Friday, July 21, 2023 | 3 – 10 p.m.
Where: Haus der Statistik, Otto-Braun-Strasse 70/72, 10178 Berlin