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Crocheting a community and the relevance of handwork in today society


What makes a person part of a community? Is clicking ‘Like’ enough?

In today's technological world, where the extension of our hand is usually an iPhone I find it more important and relevant than ever to reuse our hands in traditional craft.

Echoing the traditional hand work practices in old societies, I’m interested to see if a handwork or the craft of handwork can still be a way to form a group/community, to form an internal language.

As adults we connect with each other through oral language rather than through play and in recent years through social media rather than social activity.

I therefore invite to participate in an adult "playground" - an alternative space and time, where the focus is shifted back to something very primary through communal crocheting work.


In unserem Kunstraum finden jährlich 8-10 wechselnde kuratierte Ausstellungen statt. Das Spektrum unseres Projektraums reicht dabei von Malerei über Fotografie hin zu Skulptur, Installation und Multimediakunst.

Jule Böttner & Jason M. Benedict


Since the WerkStadt was founded in an abandoned pharmacy in the summer of 2008 we have had events of all kind including concerts, theater, poetry slams, silent disco, lectures, meetings, and of course wild parties.

During the Covid-19 lockdowns we were busy renovating that abandoned pharmacy for the umpteenth time... this time with a small stage. We are always looking for new event formats so please contact us if you are looking for somewhere to experiment and find an audience.

Silvia Cojocaru & Judith Rohleder