In January 2015 Karin Bruers visited Mkanda Village in Malawi. She discovered that the village was in need of help, because there was starvation coming. For three days there were continuous heavy rainstorms. This means that one third of Malawi is completely flooded. Hundreds of people drown, houses are washed away and most of the […]
In Ravenna, Italië wordt jaarlijks het mozaïek festival georganiseerd. Social Sofa was in oktober 2015 uitgenodigd om deel te nemen aan het festival. We stuurden 6 Social Sofa’s naar Italië waarvan één ter plekke werd gemozaïekt. Karin Bruers heeft een presentatie gegeven over het ontstaan van Social Sofa. De Social Sofa’s hebben een mooie plek […]
American social entrepreneur Mike Brady, CEO of Greyston Bakery who makes the delicious brownies in the ice cream of Ben & Jerry, visited our atelier in Tilburg.
Karin Bruers gave an inspirational TEDx in Maastricht about Social Sofa. She tells how Social Sofa started, about the philosophy and developments in the future. For Karin Social Sofa means empathy, seeing each other, speaking to each other, to be there for each other, to not be or feel lonely but most of all to […]
On October 10th Karin Bruers and Alham Omar Hotaki, the CEO of CRIDA, signed an agreement for a woman empowerment project in Afghanistan incorporating know-how in the field of mosaic. The knowledge obtained by Social Sofa will be shared with entrepreneurial Afghan women to support the restructuring of the environment, neighborhoods, mosques, buildings and walls. […]
In 2016, it was still too complicated and expensive to export one single sofa to Rosario, Argentina. A mosaic team, there under guidance of Laura Galetto, began refurbishing a town square with mosaic. This was a great success. The first talks were held this summer about establishing a Social Sofa atelier there too.