Recycled creativity festival!

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…

Find the full festival program here!  

See you there!
Kulturlabor Trial&Error

A visit to the Swap Shop!

Here comes a small sneak peak into the Swap 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!

The KIEZMOBIL first ACTION During the Ramadan Fest -on the...


During the Ramadan Fest -on the corner with the Ganghoferstraße and the Karl-Marx-straße in wonderfull NEUKÖLLN- the Trial&Error Kiezmobil made it’s first appearance!The last few months we have put together this bike trailer, with the Kiez (German for neighbourhood) for the Kiez.

From mostly trash and with a lot of love this amazing multi purpose mobile workshop with movable boxes got created. We are very proud to share it with you!

During the wonderful sunny Ramadan Fest the Kiezmobil transformed into a screen-printing workshop where lots of people  printed Kiezmobil and Trial&Error produced images on pieces of clothing from our free-shop as well as on their self brought garments.   

Now this great mobile bike trailer is there to be used in and around the Ganghofer aria. It’s usable for many different actions, anything that needs a little transport and a working surface is suitable; from community gardening till street art actions or for a lovely picknick :)   

Send us an email if your interested! 

Sewing Mushroom Throwies - Yarn Graffiti Workshop Part 2

Mushroom Throwies

Yarn throwies are small textile objects with magnets which can be thrown to 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. Take it home or well plant it public space as a soft graffiti intervention!

This workshop is a follow-up event to a previous workshop on Yarn Bombing thanks to which the Yarn Throwie was invented!

All required maretials and tools will be provided. Suitable for sewing-beginners as well as advanced textile hackers!

Workshop: September 8th, 7pm - 11pm, Open Design City

Workshop fee: 6 - 9 Euro

Questions? Mail Semi!

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Introduction to Processing Workshop(s)