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Roller Renaissance: On the Red Couch with Oumi Janta
14. October 2021 @ 19:00 - 20:00
For the highly-anticipated return to one of our community’s favorite events, global sensation, Oumi Janta, takes a seat On The Red Couch, to discuss how she’s using her newfound fame and platform as a jam skating advocate, being a role model for the newer generations, and how community, music, and sports have shaped her life
Finding solace in rollerskating from an early age, the native Berliner spent her time jam skating in Tempelhofer Feld while coping with the global pandemic. Her videos quickly became a viral hit, gathering millions of views, support from celebrities and new fans, and even leading to a worldwide roller skate shortage!
Come on down to Factory Görlitzer Park’s Creator’s Lab for On The Red Couch with Oumi Janta, moderated by Amanda Sandström Beijer, Co-Founder of Playful Magazine, a daring magazine telling personal stories of legendary people.
On The Red Couch is powered by Beats.
18.00 – 18.55 – Doors Open
18.55 – 19.00 – Factory Berlin Welcome
19.00 – 19.45 – Interview with Oumi Janta
19.45 – 20.00 – Audience Q&A
20.00 – 21.00 – Networking Session & Drinks
Oumi Janta is a Senegalese roller skate dancer, teacher, model, and influencer. Born in Thiès in 1991, Janta rose to fame after her video jam skating in Berlin became a viral hit on Instagram, quickly gathering popularity on social media amongst celebrities and fans worldwide.
Since then, she has become a reference and advocate for jam skating, teaching, and organizing her roller disco events to bring together and grow the skating community in Germany.
Amanda Sandström Beijer.
Amanda Sandström Beijer is the Co-Founder & Editor-in-Chief of Playful Magazine, a daring magazine telling personal stories of legendary people who help create Berlin’s reputation.
Beats is a leading audio brand founded in 2006 by Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine. Through its family of premium consumer headphones, earphones, and speakers, Beats has introduced an entirely new generation to the possibilities of premium sound entertainment.
The brand’s continued success helps bring the energy, emotion, and excitement of playback in the recording studio back to the listening experience for music lovers worldwide. Beats was acquired by Apple Inc. in July 2014.
ABOUT ON THE RED COUCH
In the 1960s, Billy Name brought a red couch into Andy Warhol’s Factory, and it organically became the best place to crash for many of his overnight guests. In the spirit of Warhol’s Factory, Factory Berlin invites widely praised and respected innovators from the arts and creative scene to share their experiences and learnings with our diverse community.
Past speakers include Jeanette Epps (Astronaut, NASA), Tupac Martir (Founder and Creative Director, Satore Studio), and singer Kat Frankie.
Limited On-Site Access Covid-Safety Rules:
2G rules apply for this event.
→ Please provide proof of full vaccination or a positive PCR test that is 28 to 180 days old.
→ Please keep a distance of 1,5m between you and other people.
→ Please wash / disinfect your hand hands regularly.