On the 22nd of September we made the launch of our new book ”Upcycle it! - a toolkit for creative recycling”. It was presented on the community day of the recycled creativity festival in Open design City.
We made a short presentation about the “Upcycle it!” project and presented the book. Afterwards we had a dinner, with a very very special and tasty dessert - Trash! Are you ready to upcycle on your dinner plate?
Das Projekt Bagpad von Nina Thorwart + Raban Ruddigkeit verbindet Design, Recycling und soziales Engagement. Wir sammeln gebrauchte Beutel und machen aus ihnen in Zusammenarbeit mit der Behindertenwerkstatt des Kaspar Hauser Therapeutikum auf einfachste Art – Kissen. So bekommen Beutel ein neues Leben und Kissen ein schöneres Design. Jeder kann das Projekt zweifach unterstützen; indem er Beutel spendet oder Kissen kauft. Eine Onlineplattform zeigt ab 1. Oktober alle vorliegenden Beutel und die Namen der Spender. Der Preis für ein Bagpad ist 19,80 Euro.
Am 1. Oktober startet Bagpad im Rahmen des People in Beta Festivals in Berlin. Dort kann man zum Aktionspreis von 9.80 Euro seinen Beutel vor Ort zu einem Kissen umnähen lassen oder als Spende abgeben. Das Upcycling kostet an diesem Tag einmalige 9,80 Euro. Wir freuen uns auf euren Besuch!
We all seemed to be taking it easy - just slightly busy with something nice - making plastic wigs, bags of recycled materials, stenciling, listening to live music or just chilling and talking… on the last saturday - the main day of recycled creativity!
Thank you to everyone who helped out to organize the coziest event of the year! Especially thank you to Wagenplatz Lohmühle for the location! It is such a nice place to be!
The sun was shining and there is not much more to say than that it was a really beautiful day!
We’d like everyone to have a taste of the best of the worst. Party Like It’s €1.999 is an attempt to find some of the best, really really affordable, wines in all of Germany. With frequent trips to Kaufland, et al, we’ve managed to acquire a fair sample, and so in defiance of all known wine etiquette, we’ve decided to host a series of rather uncouth and uncultured wine tastings.
Imaginative assessments, ad hoc scoring systems, quaffing and general enjoyment are all highly encouraged. €2 donation for the wine.
Pilz throwies are small textile objects with magnets which can be thrown onto ferro metallic surfaces in and out of reach. This workshop will give you the chance to learn how to sew your own mushroom-shaped yarn throwie. Plant it public space as a soft graffiti intervention!
Light Rider & blitzTag | Saturday Oct 1 | 20:00 + | Moritzplatz area
GRL Germany will bring our mobile projection unit, the Light Rider, to Makerplatz, and light up the walls with laser-based digital graffiti. Connecting the various spaces of the Makerplatz and People in Beta Festival, we’ll provide interactive, light-based options to transform these spaces, allowing the public to use the city as their canvas.
These events are part of Makerplatz & the People in Beta Festival
Short Version: Flash Mob - Making Birdhouses from Political Campaign Posters starting at 8.30, 20th September. 20.30 @Open Design City (or organise your own details below).
Bring Craft Knives, Scissors and something to get high (i mean chairs and ladders).
Long Version: ... For the last months the faces of politicians have haunted the streets, they don't tell us what they stand for or what they represent. They just want our brains to absorb their names.
At the same time, birds, beautiful birds, who bring us song and color to the city, struggle to find a home safe from cats and predators.
But all is not lost. One shared simple action can allow us to reclaim our minds from the blight of political campaigns, and provide our feathered co-inhabitants with a new space to live and thrive.
On the 20th September, at 9pm we will turn the campaign posters into Birdhouses. We hope you can join us or create your own action near you.
Meet us at Open Design City, 19 - 20 Prinzessinenstrasse at 8.30 or set up your own by copying this text and setting your own time, then email me and give details of your meeting point so we can create a map. Bring scissors, craft knives, some pencils and chairs (or ladders if you want to be fancy) if you have them.
Here's the video how to, we'll get a better one closer to the date.
Its time again! The ulitmate festival for creative minds! We recycle everything - even the cinema! Music for your ears, ideas for your mind, yoga flashmobs for your body and upcycle workshops for your waste…
Here comes a small sneak peak into theSwap Shop! The last days there was more than a 100 items swapped in the shop! Visitors exchanged their time and knowledge for items and the other way around, cooked a tasty dinner in the food swap, exchanged plants on the green Monday and brainstormed about alternative economies. The swap shop is open until Sunday, you find us in the contemporary art festival Survival Kit in Riga, Latvia.
Some examples of swaps:
a performance of the oasis song wonder wall in exchange for a metal tie
a spanish lesson in exchange for a gas mask
a spaceship (built in the workshop of the swap shop) in exchange for a jackie chan movie
a keyboard in exchange for a washing board
an eraser for a cactus
the advice “how to end a relationship without drama” in exchange for a Hawaii shirt
Some good advices from our visitors!
Soon more advices will follow in vimeo… keep your eyes open and get ready to swap!