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This project was developed for "Cape Town - World Design Capital 2014". The textile artworks are made to decorate the community theatre in Langa Township, by DesignDevelopBuild. 

The theatre is built from used sea freight containers and is the result of a joined effort of township locals and German architecture students. The materials are sourced locally, mostly recycled and sometimes sponsored by local transport/packaging/building industries. Interweave and embroidery techniques are used to craft these lowbudget materials into 3x3 meter textile wall panels for the theatre's interior.


"4 weeks to source materials, make designs, build a workshop, attract locals and train them to finalize the big-scale artworks independently, after me leaving Cape Town. Loyiso and Max made it happen and proudly completed the work in 3 months time, in a paid job"

Jolijn Fiddelaers

CONTACT is based in Amsterdam (Museum Quarter) in an intimate workspace where Jolijn occasionally hosts individual sessions and works as a textile designer. Group work, consultancy and other events are facilitated on various locations. For more info see the agenda or check the details in your booking confirmation (by mail)  


Tel: +31 6 10331978


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