Talking Hands at Fondaco Marcello: the fall/winter collection 2020

Tuesday, October 20, 2020 Permalink

Since 2016, social inclusion and creativity have merged into a brand new project. Talking Hands aims to give a safe space and a voice to asylum seekers and refugees. It is a workshop that allows its participants to bring out their origins, experiences and future projects through their artistic expression and manual abilities.

As we have already talked about before here, Talking Hands has produced Mixité -a tailor made capsule of kimonos, covers and bags- for Casa Flora, Hotel Flora and Novecento.

The network By Romanelli Family has renewed its participation and support to this solidarity project by attending the opening presentation of the new Fall Winter Collection 2020 Mixité at Fondaco Marcello. Such an occasion gave resonance to this versatile location as an exhibition place that hosts cultural initiatives and events, also thanks to its high columns and white beams from which Mixité 2020 creations were suspended, floating in the air.

The pieces from the new collection were introduced by Fabrizio Urettini, who reminisced the origins of Talking Hands and how it had been fundamental listening to the needs and calling of everyone in the group: “When I asked them what they could do, I was surprised to find out they had great ability in handcraft.”

The event was also enriched by the works of photographer Seba Kurtis -who investigated the impact of illegal immigration on society, life and individual culture- and by the music exhibition of the students of Venice’s Conservatorio Benedetto Marcello.

To support this social workshop and encourage the development of its future initiatives you can purchase the products of the Talking Hand brand directly on the official e-commerce or at the Novecento Venice.

F. M.

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