JUNKLE CARES

We supports social and cultural projects in the community, sometimes by promoting and producing specific items, sometimes teaming up with other companies in small proactive groups.

Mare Memoria Viva – the only Urban Ecomuseum in Southern Italy – focuses on urban and social transformations in Palermo since the post-war era, as told through images, stories and memories – all linked together by the theme of the city’s relationship to the sea.
How could we fail to contribute a small but very much in theme special project? JUNKLE therefore created a series of unique cushions for the ecomuseum platforms by repurposing the vintage colours of the old beach chairs’ fabric – a veritable walk down memory lane!

Since 1979 the Centro di Ricerca per la Narrativa e il Cinema has been awarding the Efebo d’Oro / International Prize for Cinema and Fiction – the event initially taking place in Agrigento and for some years now in Palermo.
Following our support FOR the Sicily Queer Film Festival, the Efebo d’Oro has asked us to contribute to the 2021 edition – for them we have created a special collection of bags made out of the advertising banners of the previous editions.
Support the Efebo d’Oro!

A Relational Architecture project (and not just that!) by Handala Association for the Leonardo Sciascia school in the Zen neighbourhood of Palermo, financed by MIBACT (Ministero per i beni e le attività culturali, ie the Ministry for culture in Italy), with the participation of Lisca Bianca, FLS architetta, JUNKLE, SEND, Università degli Studi di Palermo – Younipa_Dip. Scienze Pedagogiche with the partnership of Comune di Palermo – Assessorato cittadinanza solidale, Centro Commerciale Conca D’Oro di Palermo.
JUNKLE set up an upholstery workshop hosted by OFFICINE ZEN, teaching a course on the basics of this fascinating craft.

A major social project financed by Fondazione con il Sud and managed by Centro Danilo Dolci, aimed at enhancing parenting capacity within the community, strengthening childcare services and activating welfare strategies involving the local government, the Third Sector and the people of the Kalsa neighborhood in Palermo.
Within such a project, a tailoring and creative upcycling workshop was set up by SEND in a partnership with JUNKLE, aimed at recover and repurpose materials and fabrics otherwise on their way to the trash can.

The Sicilia Queer Film Festival – the first international festival of lgbt cinema and new visions in Sicily – was created to cater for the demand for non-sanctioned, innovative, critical thought and cultural production, mirroring a changing society.
To support the festival, in 2017 JUNKLE created the Queer Bag for their merchandising. The Queer bags are echo-bags realized each year by upcycling the advertising banners of the previous edition.
Support the SQFF!

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