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A Tailor Shop for Wearable Technology in Berlin

On December 14th 2017 KOBAKANT will open the doors of their e-textile tailor shop for wearable technology. They sew conductive fibers into fabrics to create unique made-to-order wearable technology just for you.
In our society we have become so used to technology being something ready-made we select from the shelf, that we don’t even think about who made it and why they made it. The KOBA shop experience brings together maker and user, providing a place for people to engage with this new technology. The shop is full of materials and examples to showcase what is possible, but it is up to each customer to put these together into unique designs and imagine what they want to have.

Come find out more about e-textiles and what we can make for you.
Thursday December 14th 19-22:00

Görlitzer Strasse 72 (Kreuzberg)
10997 Berlin, Germany

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Mika Satomi & Hannah Perner-Wilson
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Mika Satomi and Hannah Perner-Wilson have been collaborating since 2006, and in 2008 formed the collective KOBAKANT. Together, through their work, they explore the use of textile crafts and electronics as a medium for commenting on technological aspects of today’s “high-tech” society. KOBAKANT believes in the spirit of humoring technology, often presenting their work as a twisted criticism of the stereotypes surrounding textile craftsmanship and electrical engineering. KOBAKANT believes that technology exists to be hacked, handmade and modified by everyone to better fit our personal needs and desires.

In 2009, as research fellows at the Distance Lab in Scotland, KOBAKANT published an online database for sharing their DIY wearable technology approach titled HOW TO GET WHAT YOU WANT.

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 732098