Berlin Kreativ Kollektiv e.V. is organizing a unique pop up shop in Mitte: an urban jungle populated by local designers will offer the best selection of local handmade items from Berlin”s best creative brands. The Design Jungle will provide an immersive shopping experience by working to connect people with their local makers and to put a face to some of Berlin’s most well-known brands. The shop will take place from 22nd September to 3rd October right in front of Mauerpark (Bernauer Straße 49).
Over the two weeks, the Design Jungle will help to build and strengthen the connection between the public and makers through a series of workshops and talks where people can interact with their local designers on a more intimate level. People will have the opportunity to learn basic skills and techniques directly from the masters, with workshops including candle-making, illustration, jewellery-making, embroidery and screen-printing. Each workshop will last two hours and will take place in a dedicated private room within the Pop-Up Shop.
Also included during the Design Jungle will be the first two presentations in the new “Let’s Talk” series by the Berlin Kreativ Kollektiv. These talks will be open conversations between a group of Berlin-based designers who all address a similar challenge in a different way. With invited audience participation, these talks are open and honest, and aim to pull back the curtain to reveal the realities of working as an independent maker in Berlin. The two talks featured during the Design Jungle will be “Going Green”, focusing on the importance and reality of trying to run a sustainable business, and “Fuck-Ups & Fixes”, which will take a bold (and humorous) look at some of the classic mistakes our designers have made over time, and how they managed to bounce back.
The Design Jungle will be open daily from 11am, and the opening party will take place on 22 nd September from 6 – 10 pm. The shop will feature carefully curated items from 30 local brands, with products including fashion, jewellery, ceramics and home decoration.
The Berlin Kreativ Kollektiv e.V. is a non-profit organisation that provides support for Berlin-based artists, designers and creatives. Founded in 2017, they host a range of business development workshops, networking events and retail opportunities to help independent makers grow their brands and strengthen ties between creative individuals and the community.
For more information visit their website.
**Text & Illustration by Berlin Kreativ Kollektiv