Garance Maurer
Leonie Coers
Neven Dološ
Garance is working as a designer and artist between Berlin and France. Graduated from a Master’s in textile design in an industrial design school of Paris in 2018 (ENSCI) she works at the intersection of various fields and disciplines. Freelancer in one hand, collaborating with clients in product, graphic and more specifically in textile design, she also often exhibits the works she realizes during art residencies in different countries (France, Mexico and soon in Marroco). Research is always at the core of her practice, questioning notions such as habitat, our relationship with landscape and space, the evolution of handicrafts and social and technical issues related to textile in particular. She will start the conversation with an introduction about the origins of textile construction : weaving, knitting, knotting and other hand crafts as a way to construct a world, a community and a culture. Based on experiences and projects ran with craftsmen and women in Mexico for example, the position of the designer will be questioned and maybe compared to textile : a complex interwoven structure of submissive materials (yarns) building a whole out of small parts - a surface adapting and being resilient to the environnement, in a function of care and softness.
Neven: 9.7.70 sisak in Yugoslavia, now Croatia. Moved to Germany as an infant grew up in Winnenden near Stuttgart. Graduated at Humboldt university in theroretical physics in 1999, founded several weird companies, all failures In between jobs as spectroscopist, bussines councellor, innovation name it. Worked as a teacher for six years out of desperation (and the need to provide for his children) then quit all jobs to pursue his dream: reaching space. Now: developing an electronic zipper (fashion tech), sponsored by an old friend, one of the last that still believes in me...
Leonie grew up in northern Germany and came to Berlin in 2011. After a bachelor in philosophy she changed her career plans and became a social worker. She is currently working in child protection services dealing with children in vulnerable situations.