CONNECTING EVENT MANAGEMENT AND SUSTAINABILITY On windy...



















CONNECTING EVENT MANAGEMENT AND SUSTAINABILITY

On windy saturdays afternoon, 19th of November, cozy and warm rooms of Open Design City where filled with cakes, people and knowledge about sustaining events: friendly crew of Recycled creativity (RC) festival arranged evening to look back at the RC 2011 through photos, documentary as well as spend time in intensive

working sessions as well as non-formal chats with like-minded people.

The idea of the workshop was to build solid community for the Recycled creativity event on 2012 (if we manage to pass the end of the world:) through realizing the strong and the weak sides of the individual team members, draw basic framework of top-down and bottom-up approaches in planning events as well as looking at other examples in order to go through process of developing idea for Recycled Creativity festival 2011. Workshop was indeed really well populated - a colourfull and vivid mixture of people, who have been involved in the festival as well as visitors of RC 2011 and people, for whom it was the first time to meet with the idea of “recycling creativity”. In fact, these different levels of experiences and expectations nicely contributed to the workshop in order to create open, friendly “family” atmosphere, where each of the visitors could share their ideas and intentions as well as eat loads of nice vegan cakes :)

The evening was concluded with premierre of documentary about Recycled Creativity festival, made by Sina Hackney as well as chats arround interactive photobook by tau*mh. Thanks also to Julian from #occupyberlin, Alice from FruitSaladBoutique, Jay from Makerplatz as well as Rūta from ModesTalka (LV), who shared their knowledge and experience to inspire as well as invite people to join their work!

Interested to know more, or join the Recycled Creativity crew? Write us - info(at)recycledcreativity.info and see You next year!

Links

Yours sincerely

Kulturlabor Trial&Error

Pictures: (CC) Roland Pretz

Buy Nothing Day - where did the bendy cucumber go?The global Buy...





















Buy Nothing Day - where did the bendy cucumber go?

The global Buy Nothing Day happened on Saturday 26 November 2011. In Berlin the volunteer organizers of the event decided the theme to be food waste. Posters promoting the event asked “What happens to the bendy cucumber?”. And that, coupled with word-of-mouth marketing, was enough to lure in ca. 70 people in Neukölln to eat 100% dumpster-dived food, to watch a movie called Taste the Waste, to have a questions and answers session with the director, to hear how Community Supported Agriculture works and to discuss life without money.

The atmosphere was warm and friendly. For one evening these people formed an ad-hoc family that helped each other in cooking, washing dishes, serving food and of course socializing with each other. And the best part: it was all free! These kind of events might look like small beacons of light amidst the overwhelming global issues that we face today, but after all, they are part of a larger process of change towards a more sensible and sustainable society.

written by tomi astikainen, photos by kay strasser

CONNECTING EVENT MANAGEMENT AND SUSTAINABILITY

On windy saturdays afternoon, 19th of November, cozy and warm rooms of Open Design City where filled with cakes, people and knowledge about sustaining events: friendly crew of Recycled creativity (RC) festival arranged evening to look back at the RC 2011 through photos, documentary as well as spend time in intensive

working sessions as well as non-formal chats with like-minded people.

The idea of the workshop was to build solid community for the Recycled creativity event on 2012 (if we manage to pass the end of the world:) through realizing the strong and the weak sides of the individual team members, draw basic framework of top-down and bottom-up approaches in planning events as well as looking at other examples in order to go through process of developing idea for Recycled Creativity festival 2011. Workshop was indeed really well populated - a colourfull and vivid mixture of people, who have been involved in the festival as well as visitors of RC 2011 and people, for whom it was the first time to meet with the idea of “recycling creativity”. In fact, these different levels of experiences and expectations nicely contributed to the workshop in order to create open, friendly “family” atmosphere, where each of the visitors could share their ideas and intentions as well as eat loads of nice vegan cakes :)

The evening was concluded with premierre of documentary about Recycled Creativity festival, made by Sina Hackney as well as chats arround interactive photobook by tau*mh. Thanks also to Julian from #occupyberlin, Alice from FruitSaladBoutique, Jay from Makerplatz as well as Rūta from ModesTalka (LV), who shared their knowledge and experience to inspire as well as invite people to join their work!

Interested to know more, or join the Recycled Creativity crew? Write us - info(at)recycledcreativity.info and see You next year!

Links

Yours sincerely

Kulturlabor Trial&Error

Energy Bike - Prototype 1

With our new group "Minimal Footprint Hedonists" we experiment with sustainable and fun ways to produce energy.

Here you can see our 1st rough & dirty prototype of an "Energy Bike". It´s build out of recycled/ upcycled material completely.

Here´s a short video: http://youtu.be/55dACOyzJ5U

More to come...

 

Samstag 26.11 - Wo ist die krumme Gurke hin?

Schon lange keine krummen Gurken mehr im Supermarktregal gesehen? Alles sieht immer perfekt und gerade aus? Wie konnte es zu dieser Standardisierung kommen und vor allem, was passiert denn mit dem verformten Gemüse?
Unser Versuch einer künstlerisch-kreativen Aufklärung zur Lebensmittelverschwendung behandelt genau diese Fragen. Komm vorbei und schau mit uns den Film “Taste the waste”, der gerade in den Kinos läuft - Eintritt frei. Der Regisseur Valentin Thurn wird und auf Skype für Fragen zur Verfügung stehen. Ausserdem gibt es Diskussionsrunden und Informationen über: die Lebensmittelverschwendung, CSA - Versorgungsgemeinschaften in Berlin, Mülltauchen als politischer Akt und das Leben ohne Geld. Wir werden gemeinsam kochen und verschiedene Techniken des kreativen Gemüseeinmachens aufzeigen.


Am Samstag den 26ten November ab 16h in der Sonnenallee 158!
Bringt Lebensmittel mit zum Kochen und euer eigenes Trinken, sowie Interesse und Fragen! Mehr Infos unter:

https://www.facebook.com/events/298694466818007/

http://tastethewaste.com/article/20111123-Wo-ist-die-krumme-Gurke-hin-der-Versuch-einer-knstlerisch-kreativen-Aufklrung-zur-Lebensmittelverschwendung-

TRASH OF THE MONTH >FOOD< During the 3rd of November the...









TRASH OF THE MONTH >FOOD<

During the 3rd of November the basement of our new homebase at Open Design City -Prinzessinnenstrasse 19-20- got transformed for ‘THE TRASH OF THE MONTH’: Our monthly network event for old and new friends.

Every month we focus on one particular kind of TRASH to create a programme around and exchange visions, this month we chosen FOOD WASTE and the impact it has of social economical structures. We hosted a lecture about dumpsterdiving, a food swap, a screening of a documentary about food waste and a discussion about social, environmental and sustainable solutions.

because…

Where does your food come from? If might travelled for thousands of miles after being carefully handed by farmers and/ or packed in specially design packaging before ending up in your stomach. Every foods has it’s story and it’s value but unfortunately this is not always recognised. Too often food unnecessary end up in the trash; fruits and vegetables might have the wrong shape or form, packaging are produced poorly and failed to do the job, the ‘best before date’ is expired and gets confused with ‘no longer edible’ and over production and consumption - as part of the ever growing demand illusion- takes over whilst people in developing countries are starving. Good food gets thrown out in restaurants, shops and in many households and the saving of left overs gets seen as something unnecessary. There is enough, I have money to buy fresh so why safe? Look past your own world.

The film we watched is called ‘Die Grosse Lebensmittelverschendung’ and can be found here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fpc9UxrrJFE&feature=player_embedded

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Do you find this important? Join the Buy Nothing Day Action » 26th of November  » 16:00 -22:00 

Streetplayers, Donaustrasse 158 » Neukölln, Berlin

With a big communal VOKU featuring dumpsterd goodies, the screening of the film ‘TASTE THE WASTE’ and the exchange of experience about Community Supported Agriculture that for example gets implemented at ‘Löwengarten’ where the farmer Simon works together with 180 cooperators connected to 8 communities land-und-leute.com …and more fun shares!  

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There is nothing more political then the food you eat!


Photos by: Sandra Wiesthal & Kay Strasser

Trial&Error im Verbund offener Werkstätte

Am Wochenende war das Kulturlabor zum Verbund offener Werkstätte eingeladen, sich selbst und ein Projekt (das stark mit unserem Upcycle it Buch verbudnen sein wird) vorzustellen. Wir hatten einen kleinen Tisch mit unserem geupcycleten Schätzen mitgebracht, da wurden auch gerne mal unsere Teabag-produkte ausprobiert, immerhin ist das ja auch das Ding des Monats.

Stattgefunden hat dieses äußert produktive und inspirierende Meeting im Co-working Sapce Nürnberg stattgefunden, der uns super mit leckerstem Kaffee und Tees versorgt hat. Nach einer kleinen Vorstellungsrunde der Mitglieder von offenen Werkstätten wurde diskutiert, philosophiert, inspiriert, sich ausgetauscht, gefragt, geantwortet, gelacht, argumentiert, zugestimmt und im Anschluss auch das K4, die offene Werkstatt in Nürnberg besichtigt. Details darüber könnt ihr auch auf der Seite des Verbunds finden.

Photo


Mitglieder Verbund offener Werkstätte


teabag-necklace


teebeutel halsband


the T&E table


k4 fahhradwerkstatt


k4 Holzwerkstatt


Gruppenarbeit

GRLG at Makerplatz

On Sep30/Oct1, GRL Germany was honoured to take part in Makerplatz, a public celebration of the d.i.y. maker culture centred around Moritzplatz in Berlin.

http://www.makerlab.info

D.I.Y. Pfandtasche Workshop

In the do-it-yourself Pfandtasche workshop you can design your own bag, and will get introduced to the PVC banner material.

We work only with recycled materials, using as little energy as possible. You will learn how to easily turn old commercial banners, PET bottle tops and bicycle tubes into a practical bag. By using PET-bottle tops as connectors and you need neither thread nor electricity.

 

More info at the Pfandtasche blog!

 

Join us on the 29th november at 19:00, at Open Design City

 

Price

incl. material costs for 1 bag  – 25 Euro

Sign up for the workshop here!

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