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Black in Berlin x Sboutiful
December 2, 2021 17:30 - 23:00
At the turn of the year 1794/95 the last slave ship “Sao Jose”, which was on its way to Brazil, sank with 512 black people at the gates of Cape Town. What does this story have with today's microaggression and Sblack reality to do?
"In commemoration of this story, today's reality of life for 512 black people in Berlin should visualize who we are: An integral part of this city, people of different professions and backgrounds, different dreams, embodiments of black identity. For me, it's about visualization, empowerment, reflection and encounters - with other people and with yourself - about dissolving mental boundaries and questioning yourself. I dream of a Berlin in which the facet of every black face is celebrated "- Yero Adugna Eticha.
The Berlin-based model label Sboutiful aims to preserve African culture by using handmade,
traditional fabrics, old weaving techniques, patterns and codes are placed in a contemporary context. You work with passionate artists in West Africa to create designs that are more than just colonial wax prints. Their oversized, mystical fabrics and unique, minimalist designs require more than just love for fashion - they require attitude and a long-term perspective for the future. Sboutiful's goal is to create a bridge between the African diaspora and Africans on the continent.
- Entry: 17:30 p.m.
- Start: 18: 00 clock
- Poetry: 19:00 p.m. to 20:30 p.m.
- DJ set: 21:00 p.m. to 23:00 p.m.
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Asmaa Sbou is the curator and founder of Sboutiful, a fashion label that creates unique, handcrafted, sustainable and ethical African fashion. Together with the collective Ore Arts, a cross-generational collective of black, African and African-diasporic artists, they campaigned for more visibility in white cultural institutions. As an empowerment and transformation coach, she accompanies people on their own path of self-knowledge and self-love (IG: sboutiful, FB: sboutiful, Website).
Yero Adugna Eticha is a photographer from Oromia in Ethiopia who lives in Berlin and dedicates himself to the stories, perspectives and visions of black and African people. Since graduating from the Ostkreuz School for Photography (2011), he has been working on various photography projects, including:
- 2019 Atmospheres in the Urban Anthropocene (Aarhus of Architecture and Studio Olafur Eliasson)
- 2018 Studio Olafur Eliasson (guest photographer)
- In 2018 teaching at the Ale School of Fine Arts Addis Ababa involved
- 2017 Choreographers Portraits (Tanz im August)
The Ethiopian Project and Black in Berlin are two of Yero's current works, the latter being on view as part of the Boros Foundation's group exhibition at the 'Studio Berlin' in Berghain (IG:blackinberlin, FB: Yero Adugna Eticha, Website).
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