#32 – Belonging in Berlin & Beyond, Live at 202030 Pop-up: Culture & Communication

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What does it mean to belong? It is a feeling of fitting in, of participation, of joint ownership and of home. When we look at the local landscape of fashion’s industry and culture in Germany, are all welcome to participate, and does the industry and mainstream culture invite plural identities? Is fashion diverse, inclusive, and equitable?

This episode shares a panel from the 202030 Pop-up: Culture & Communication, which took place in Berlin on 06/02/2024, and assembled perspectives on fashion that promotes active diversity, equity, and inclusion. Beatrace Angut Oola, the founder and CEO of Fashion Africa Now, Anbid Zaman, the LGBTQ+ activist and board member at Campaign against Homophobia Germany, and Mick Morris Mehnert, actor, model, and community manager of Auf Augenhöhe Design, sit down with studio MM04’s Lou Croff Blake to tell their stories of navigating identity in the fashion context, and growing communities that engender belonging. The panel collectively asks: what might German fashion do better to create Pluriverse, instead of a social monoculture?

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The team of studio MM04 and 202030 – The Berlin Fashion Summit brings you some important news.

  1. Most importantly, the next edition of the 202030 Summit will take place in Berlin 02-03/07/2024. Early-bird tickets are available now, and program announcement soon to follow.
  2. In the meantime, the 202030 Podcast will take a pause for the rest of the spring. You can still listen back to all 32 of our episodes to learn more about sustainability in fashion.

Learn more about the inspiring work of our panellists: Anbid Zaman, Campaign against Homophobia Germany: https://xn--aktionsbndnis-3ob.org/?nothilfe-ukraine/spende Beatrace Angut Oola, Fashion Africa Now: www.fashionafricanow.com Mick Morris Mehnert, Auf Augenhöhe Design: https://www.aufaugenhoehe.design/

202030 – The Berlin Fashion Summit is organized by studio MM04, in cooperation with the Beneficial Design Institute. It is a part of Berlin Fashion Week, and is funded by the Senate Department for Economics, Energy and Public Enterprises Berlin.

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