Photo: Sabine Slapa
by Markus Kather
For two weeks the temporary concept store of the Berlin-Neukölln based fashion network NEMONA presented an overview of contemporary design scene in one of Berlin’s most diverse neighbourhoods. Two weeks that will have a sustainable impact on local networks and economy. Continue reading
Photo by Augustin Teboul
by Claudia Rojas
This article is the second of a series that analyzes Nemona – Network for fashion designers and seamstresses -, in which we present stories of integration in Neukölln around fashion production.
As we have written before, the target group of our project are fashion designers and producers. The members of these two groups are mostly women, in particular because of their abilities and long experience in sewing and knitting, among others. Women with migration background often suffer more obstacles / difficulties when entering the labour market – that is why we decided to focus our initiative on this particular social group. This way, we could contribute to the integration process in Neukölln. Continue reading
Trani at sunset
by Ares Kalandides
I have only been to Trani once. That was about five years ago during a trip around Puglia, which I still consider to be one of the most beautiful Italian provinces. Trani is a small port of approx. 50,000 inhabitants on the Adriatic Sea. For a tourist there are no spectacular sites: there is a cathedral and a fortress, a pretty harbour and some picturesque narrow streets. But does that matter? Is that all we look for when we travel? I don’t think so. There is probably something much more than that: the sense of place, that complex feeling, that a place is unique. Trani belongs to an international network of small towns called cittaslow whose declared goal is to enhance quality of life and local identity. Here is what it’s about and I would love to hear about your experiences with it. Continue reading
By Caspar Lundsgaard-Hansen & Renard Teipelke
This week, we introduced NEMONA - a prime example of local network initiatives in sustainable urban development with a thematic focus on the fashion production in Berlin – and published an interview with NEMONA project managers Daniela Fleig and Sabine Hülsebus. Starting today (September 30th, 2011), NEMONA will co-host the Neukölln Fashion Weekend at Heimathafen Neukölln. Continue reading
By Caspar Lundsgaard-Hansen & Renard Teipelke
In our last article, we introduced NEMONA – a prime example of local network initiatives in sustainable urban development with a thematic focus on the fashion production in Berlin. In order to gain further insight into this model project, we asked Daniela Fleig and Sabine Hülsebus, both project managers at NEMONA, to explain the project regarding urban issues like neighbourhood regeneration, community participation in northern Neukölln and local economic development. Continue reading
in:polis | urbanism in cooperation with the School of Tourism and Hotel Management (Akdeniz University Antalya) are happy to announce the first edition of the Conference “Destination Management and Branding in the Mediterranean Region” to be held in Antalya in April 2012. Departing from the ongoing economic and political crisis in the region, we will discuss the role of sustainable tourism. Accordingly bearing the title “Sustainable Tourism in Times of Crisis,” the first edition of this conference will aim at a broad understanding of the complexity of tourism, ranging from topics like marketing and management to ecologic and social challenges and conflicts. Also, the conference will enrich the dialogue between various actors from different disciplines and different parts of the Mediterranean region by discussing the role of governance and networks as well as the impacts of tourism on society and culture. The exchange between the participants about best practice examples can result in a common understanding of sustainable tourism that will function as the base for further thoughts about destination management and branding.
Visit our conference website for further information about themes and subthemes here.
Please find the first Call for Papers here. The exact venue and the fees will be announced shortly.
by Mareike Forßbohm
NEMONA – Network for fashion designers and seamstresses / tailors in Berlin-Neukölln
NeMona is a pilot project in the field of fashion and production in Berlin-Neukölln and it is aimed at fashion designers and seamstresses. The aim is to promote the partnership networking between these two groups for new sources of jobs and to develop business models.
NeMoNa will develop further the existing Fashion Network Neukölln in order to support and strengthen designers as future employers of seamstresses and tailors. Continue reading