A weekend of workshops, talks and work stations with a focus on swapping, upcycling, making, DIY, veganism and minimalism. Located in the heart of Berlin on the Arena Gelände, Flutgraben e.V. is an artist run space next to the river Spree, where we will host our workshops, sessions and talks.
Our event starts on Friday night with a clothes swimping party – a mixture of swapping and pimping or upcycling selected vintage clothes.
From Saturday between 10 am – 9 pm, and Sunday from 10 am to 6 pm, the main floor will be populated by more than 60 designers, activists, foodies, zero waste, creatives, bloggers and influencers to offer open workstations for DIY cosmetics, repair and sewing, upcycling of fashion, children toys, christmas decoration and other presents. We have a repair station for you to bring your old clothes to and pimp them, for example print our MAKE SMTHNG logo together with Makerist on your vintage T-shirt. More into hardware? Repair your broken headphones with Upcycling Future Lab.
Who are the MAKERS
Our partners co-create each workshop together with us – starting with a Swimping Party organized by Kluntje, Bridge&Tunnel and
Sophia Hoffmann, Restlos Glücklich, Foodsharing and Edi
Enough of doing but longing for some deeper input for your minds? Our program is full of great talks around the question, whether our future comes out of the 3D-printer (panel with Kirsten Brodde, Niels Boeing, Alexandra Rigos and Martina Glomb), what vegan fashion really means (Katrin Rieber), why minimalism makes happy (Lina Jachmann) or how to build a city without concrete and bad karma (Van Bo-Le-Mentzel). Zero waste activist Rob Greenfield will show his film “Trash Me” and beam himself to us for a live Q&A, Lars Zimmermann will introduce us on how to make circularity and Christoff Gäbler will introduce us to the maker world of the “Verbund offener Werkstätten”. A podium discussion with Fairknallt blogger Marie Nasemann, the bloggers and designers LizOrLizzy (You And I DIY) and Julia Radewald (Kluntje) and blogger and journalist Anna Schunck (Viertel-Vor) will be all around the question why slow fashion is more stylish and fulfilling than joining every new trend. If you want to get to know the ladies already before the event, you can meet them in our Youtube series.
Come join our great crew and get inspired to MAKE SMTHNG!