Join Collective Clothes
Join Collective Clothes, the ongoing project by designer Anouk Beckers, wraps up a year of workshops and events that revolve around collectively creating garments. The fundament of Join is a modular clothing system that consists of four different shapes that can be combined into a full outfit (a sleeve, a top, a trouser leg and a part of a skirt). An easy-to-use open source manual invites people to get started in creating their own garment.
Join Collective Clothes currently consists of more than 120 pieces from different makers with various professions and levels of experience. In addition to the workshops, Anouk also commissioned design professionals to contribute to the collection, including Das Leben am Haverkamp, Camiel Fortgens & Tanja Bindels, Eduardo Leon (Avoidstreet), Elisa van Joolen, Iris de Leeuw, Lisa Konno and Schueller De Waal.
From 1 July to 22 September, Join will present itself at Eight Cubic Meters, the outdoor gallery of the Gerrit Rietveld Academie in the city centre of Amsterdam. The gallery’s eight publicly accessible vitrines – reminiscent of shop windows – will display pieces from the collective collection in a series of images created by renowned photographers duo Scheltens & Abbenes.
Exhibition ‘Join Collective Clothes with Scheltens & Abbenes’
Eight Cubic Meters in Amsterdam
1 July – 22 September 2020