#carcelpeople - Hannah Strøbek
From Copenhagen to Møn. From expectations to independence. Hannah Strøbek's story and thoughts of presences - worded by herself and portrayed by talented Sarah Stenfeldt in the setting of Hannah's new home on Møn.
HANNAH ZOBER STRØBEK
HOW DID YOU GROW UP? AND WHAT HAVE TAKEN YOU TO WHERE YOU ARE TODAY?
I grew up in the center of Copenhagen, with King's Garden (Kongens Have) as my backyard. My dad is an artist, Niels Strøbek, and my mom studied art and egyptology. I am the youngest of four, with three elder brothers, so the house was always full. We lived in a big old apartment across from King's Garden, so we had enough space to play. I always had a project I worked on, whether I was drawing, sewing or building something. I remember loving waking up early in the morning when the rest of the house was still asleep. Then I would sit by the big dining table with all my pencils and draw. I loved those silent mornings.
I went to high school like almost everybody else from my generation, and that really made me realize that I was going to take a different path then what was expected of me. My parents have always supported me in my decision, but I mean the expectations that I felt from society. Now it’s way more natural to do something else in the years of high school, but back then you almost felt like a failure if you dropped out. At least I did. So when I finished high school, I really felt like I could go live the life I wanted. So I traveled, went where my heart took me and had a lot of different jobs. I ended up living in LA for almost two years.
When I came back from Los Angeles I starter at a seamstress education. And around that time I was scouted by a modeling agency.
They send me to Athens, to get started taking pictures for my book. And that was one of the best times of my life. Maybe a turning point, I don’t know. But I loved being in Athens, and I loved the job as a model. I felt free and in charge.
WHAT'S YOUR RELATION TO CARCEL?
I have been following Carcel’s work since the beginning. Only from outside, and through Instagram, but I have been fascinated by the project and the way they work in the fashion industry. The idea of making garments into something more than just “make it to wear it” is, I believe the future.
WHAT'S YOUR HOPES FOR THE FUTURE?
I really hope the focus on sustainability will continue to grow and that at some point we will face the unknown not with fear, but believe in kindness and global altruism.
Photography by Sarah Stenfeldt