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Born in 2016, Talking Hands encourages participants to use the design process and manual activity as a form of narration where biographies, journeys and dreams can be explored.

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Mixité


This newly created capsule collection is called Mixité. It is a celebration of diversity that comprises of reversable, unisex coats. Even though they are cut from the same pattern, each coat is a unique representation of differing tailors and fabrics. One side of the coat is created from African wax fabric and the other is Italian Paoletti wool. The Lanificio Paoletti mill was founded in 1795 and has been manufacturing Belluno Prealps wool for ten generations. Their wool has no artificial bleaching or coloring and because it is sourced locally, it has a zero carbon footprint.
 

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Rifùgiati

Rifùgiati are micro-spaces, or playgrounds for children, created by designer Matteo Zorzenoni in collaboration with Talking Hands. The structures comprise of recycled materials that have been enriched by bold and colorful artwork. Such artwork was inspired by contemporary African textures, thus giving life and character to the micro-spaces. 
 

 

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Faire Projet, Faire Ensemble

Faire Projet, Faire Ensemble

From 5 to 7 February 2020 Talking Hands will be in Paris at the École nationale supérieure des Arts Décoratifs in rue d’Ulm 31, together with designers, researchers, philosophers and artists will reflect and work together on how to stimulate and cultivate diversity and critical thinking while catalysing the positive resources needed to address the impending environmental, social and cultural catastrophe.

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CHEAP Temporary Space

CHEAP Temporary Space

Talking Hands - Telling Stories With My Hands is taking part in a collective exhibition hosted by CHEAP. Talking Hands are joining forty other guests made up of likeminded artists and collectives to conceptualise the theme of 'Reclaim'. To reclaim is to take back power. The exhibition uses this idea to share individual stories through a collective narrative and to investigate contemporary issues from the ground up. The exhibition opens on 23 January in via Capo Di Lucca, Bologna.

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WaxUp Africa and Talking Hands

WaxUp Africa and Talking Hands

We are proud to announce the new partnership between Talking Hands and WUA (Wax Up Africa).
WUA is a movement born in Geneva, in 2013, from the collective visionary of skilled people. WUA has collaborated on various socio-cultural, educational, communication and ethical finance projects.
 
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Novecento Boutique Hotel

Novecento Boutique Hotel

During the Venice Design Week, on Monday 21st October, from 6.30 pm, Talking Hands will be hosted by the exclusive "Novecento Boutique Hotel" in Venice. 

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Talking Hands at Ve Nice Stuff 2019

Talking Hands at Ve Nice Stuff 2019

Talking Hands – Telling Stories With My Hands will also participate in Ve.Nice Stuff 2019. The sixth edition of the independent and sustainable design exhibition is curated by the Kanz architects studio. It will take place from 5th to 8th December in the prestigious site of the Veneto Institute for Cultural Heritage, Fondamenta del Squero, Venice.
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Socio-Social Design

Socio-Social Design

Talking Hands feature in the long awaited book by Matteo Moretti, called "Socio-Social-Design - New Practices for New Perspectives on Migration". The book highlights projects that explore social design, and show how it is possible to transform relationships and deconstruct the invisible walls that too often cross our society.

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Talking Hands guest of Dialogo Creativo

Talking Hands guest of Dialogo Creativo

On Saturday, December 14th, 2019, Talking Hands will be hosted by Dialogo Creativo, a project made up of meetings, screenings and exhibitions that reflect on the new cultures and religions of Pordenone and Friuli Venezia Giulia. A talk will be held in the prestigious headquarters of the former Tipografia Savio, Pordenone, in which we will recount the atelier's experience from its inception to today. The initiative is supported by the Regione autonoma Friuli Venezia Giulia.
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T Fondaco dei Tedeschi

T Fondaco dei Tedeschi

On Thursday November 14th, 2019, starting at 7.00pm, T Fondaco dei Tedeschi will host a meeting with the founders of three associations and cooperatives whose mission is to promote social inclusion through fashion. Talking Hands, Progetto Quid and Banco Lotto n. 10 will present their collections and exchange innovative practices and ideas. It is hoped that synergies will form between the three.

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Porto Design Biennale

Porto Design Biennale

As Italy was the guest country of the 1st edition of the Porto Design Biennale, Talking Hands are given the opportunity to participate in the Port Design Biennale of 2019. We will present at the "Territorio Italia" conference and exhibit at the "Frontiers - Expressions of Contemporary Design” curated by Maria Milano and Lucio Magri.
 
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FROM A - Talking Hands to M9

FROM A - Talking Hands to M9

Talking Hands - I Talk With My Hands will be present among the exhibitors of the independent design market taking place on Saturday 12th October, 2019, from 10 am to 8 pm at the Museo del '900 (M9) in Mestre (Ve).
The event is part of DAA, a program which occurs during the Venice Design Week that includes workshops, talks and exhibitions dedicated to design and its history. 
 
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