For one day, can you wear my story?
Wearable Stories focuses on underexposed stories. Especially for Jonge Harten, the makers of Raven explore both literally and figuratively ‘wearing and being worn’. In their pop-up studio at the Social Hub, you can become familiar with these stories in an interactive manner. From Nov. 17 to 23, the pop-up studio can be visited every day between 10 a.m.-12 p.m. and 6 and 8 p.m.
Raven has sought contact with young people from care institutions such as Cordaan in Amsterdam and Elker Youth Care in Groningen. Based on their stories, the youngsters are designing their own limited edition jacket together with Raven’s makers. Fashion label Bonne Suits provides the basis for these jackets. In designing the jackets, the young people take you into their experiences and the struggles they face. What of this is visible on the outside and what does it do on the inside?
During the festival, you as an audience along with performing artists such as dancers, actors and rappers from Jonge Harten will have the chance to become part of this research. You will have the opportunity to wear the young people’s coats for one day and thus become part of the (wearable) artwork. After this day, you will react to the personal stories of the young people. Raven will eventually bring those reactions back to the young people in the care facilities.
Will you wear the story?
Will you wear the coat of one of these young people for one day? Then book a (free) ticket. Then come by in the morning (between 10. a.m. and 12. a.m.) at Atelier Raven, Social Hub, Groningen (Boterdiep 9) and become part of this (wearable) artwork for the whole day. Between 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. you return the coat and give your reaction to the young person’s personal story.