Cut your (short) hair yourself!

>Self-repair workshop series: Cut your (short) hair yourself!

A workshop with Eglė

The first workshop in the Self-repair workshop series* is for those who want to learn cutting own hair. All welcome!

July 15th 2017 @ 18:00
>top Schillerpalais, Schillerpromenade 4, 12049 Berlin-Neukölln

You have short hair, a clipper and at least 2 mirrors? This workshop is exactly for you! You will learn to cut hair using 3 different clipper numbers and to make a contouring line. Bring a clipper and a smaller, palm size mirror with you. The door is also open for those who prefer taking a passive part. No clipper? Drop a note and we will try to find one.

Eglė is a specialist in taking care of her own haircut.

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Price: 5+ Euro. Members free

*Self-repair workshop series

Recent workshops on making penicillin at home and research on how to clone one’s own body have opened up a relatively unexplored field of DIY practices related to experiments with the body. On the other hand, similar experiments are often associated with AI in science fiction movies and novels.

One well-known self-surgeries under “real-life conditions” was performed by Leonid Rogozov. In 1961 during his expedition to the Antarctic, which at that time was not really an inhabited place, Rogozov performed an appendectomy on himself. While humanity dreams about space travel, we often forget to ponder the question of “What if…?” What if there is no chance of asking another for help fulfilling one or the other task? What if certain experimentation is restricted by law? There are also other related questions, like “How far can I experiment with my own body?” or “To whom do parts of my body belong if they are detached from my body?

This new workshop series on self-repair is a reference to non-traditional contexts where certain social considerations are excluded under certain circumstances, or to the contexts of malfunctioning systems, especially of those related to one’s own body. The Self-repair series is about an ability to identify and to fix one’s own systems. Self-repair is also about experiments that might not be tolerated by society and that might instead be considered unethical.