The inhabitants of the small village Jänschwalde have always deplored the loss of helpfulness and community after the fall of the Berlin wall in 1989. Together with my friend and colleague Eva Bellebaum I opened an open air manufactory for three days. We invited the citizens to bring something to repair, process or reshape and to participate in the manufactory. With the help of the inhabitants we made bread, cookies, cake and jams from local fruits and vegetables, fixed chairs or built bee houses. People were coming for coffee, shared their talent, time and Sorbian tales with us. The manufactory soon turned into a meeting point, similar to the spinning room, where Sorbian women once did handicrafts during the winter months. Prior to the work itself, the social encounter has been the essence of this habit.
In collaboration with Eva Bellebaum.