Gabriele Horndasch

Germany (DE, EN, FR)

My name is Gabriele. I am a freelance sculptor and designer and live in Dusseldorf. I speak German and a little French. In my artistic work I have always liked to work with scrap or garbage. During the project “BLINDTEXT” I brought printed t-shirts from South Korea to Germany and made an installation out of them. In fashion, I am particularly interested in the cycle of production in Asia, in the marketing process in Europe and the upcycling possibilities in Senegal. I wonder how one could upcycle already used T-shirts in Senegal and make them attractive to Europeans. I want to develop objects that are unique but a part of a series. I am equally interested in clothing, jewelry and furniture.

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From the Design Up community

„Upcycling is an important pillar in establishing a circular economy. In the Global South in particular, it contributes to the preservation of traditional handicrafts, to an increase in the quality of life and creates prospects for young people.“

Selly Wane, project manager

About Design Up

With the upcycling project Design Up, we bring together creators from Germany and Senegal who develop and design collections in tandem.