Kieznetzwerk workshop with Trial&Error goes Pfandtasche! The...





















Kieznetzwerk workshop with Trial&Error goes Pfandtasche!

The 17th of December Trial&Error kickstarted the Kieznetzwerk - a platform for practically sharing ideas and workshop concepts - with a Pfandtasche workshop!

People from the neighbourhood were invited to make workshopboxes representing their ideas. On each workshopbox you can sign with your name if you like the idea - and we hope to bring likeminded people togheter. For example a “Raucher-box” was made - representing a possible purifing smoke day by Maria, who has knowledge on schaman methods, as well as a “Backfreude-box” - bringing the idea of a competition for the tastiest cake in the kiez.

Besides the conceptualizing of ideas, there was also the possibility to make the most brightest bags of Neukölln! It proved to be a great day, as a bunch of very energetic kids showed up to make bags in the speed of light! We never ever had such an enthusiastic bag production team before!

The results of the Kieznetzwerk workshop will be presented in an exhibition in the Dritte Raum in January. The workshop boxes will be an interactive part of the opening - as good ideas are for sharing. Some of the bags as well as photos by SNPR and Christophe Valliant will be presented.

See you at the Dritte Raum!

Your Trial&Error Team!

Open call for participants!

“CreAction! - creative solutions for social change”

Kulturlabor Trial&Error are looking for participants to join the project - “CreAction! - creative solutions for social change”. If you are interested in either creative activism, media, photography, art, journalism, social media or activism – and most important - would like to find new practical ideas for social change, then this is a project for you!

The youth exchange “CreAction! ” will take place between 7 till 14 of february 2012 in Avilés- Asturias, Spain. The project will be a participatory space where you will have the opportunity to critically reflect and debate opinions and experiences about the current global situation and the society we are living in. As a result of this process the group will collectively develop awareness raising actions using non formal and creative activism methodologies. The program includes workshops on creative activism, web 2.0 and an open space for practical implementation of actions. It is expected that the participating group from each country will also design an specific action to implement in their local communities.

This is an international project, supported  by the Spanish National Agency of the youth in action program. 6 groups from 6 countries will take part, with a total of 30 people. The main language will be English. The project aims to give opportunity to initiate and enhance collaborations and future actions and projects within the international network: Mašta (www.mastazine.net). Mašta is an informal network of organizations, collectives, artists and activists using creative activism as a tool for participation and social change.

The project is hosted by the spanish organization Ye too Ponese (http://www.yetooponese.net/), is free of charge, with free accommodation and food. Your travel expenses will be covered up to 70%. You can apply to take part inCreAction!if You are between 18-25 years old. Trial&Error is looking for participants who live in Germany.

To apply simply write an email to julia.vernersson(at)gmail.com with some basic information about you, your interests and background and about your motivation to participate in the project. We would really love to hear from you!

For questions about the project and more detailed information contact Julia Vernersson from Kulturlabor Trial&Error e.V. at julia.vernersson(at)gmail.com.

Deadline for application: 3rd of January

Open call for participants!

“CreAction! - creative solutions for social change”

Kulturlabor Trial&Error are looking for participants to join the project - “CreAction! - creative solutions for social change”. If you are interested in either creative activism, media, photography, art, journalism, social media or activism – and most important - would like to find new practical ideas for social change, then this is a project for you!

The youth exchange “CreAction! ” will take place between 7 till 14 of february 2012 in Avilés- Asturias, Spain. The project will be a participatory space where you will have the opportunity to critically reflect and debate opinions and experiences about the current global situation and the society we are living in. As a result of this process the group will collectively develop awareness raising actions using non formal and creative activism methodologies. The program includes workshops on creative activism, web 2.0 and an open space for practical implementation of actions. It is expected that the participating group from each country will also design an specific action to implement in their local communities.

This is an international project, supported  by the Spanish National Agency of the youth in action program. 6 groups from 6 countries will take part, with a total of 30 people. The main language will be English. The project aims to give opportunity to initiate and enhance collaborations and future actions and projects within the international network: Mašta (www.mastazine.net). Mašta is an informal network of organizations, collectives, artists and activists using creative activism as a tool for participation and social change.

The project is hosted by the spanish organization Ye too Ponese (http://www.yetooponese.net/), is free of charge, with free accommodation and food. Your travel expenses will be covered up to 70%. You can apply to take part inCreAction!if You are between 18-25 years old. Trial&Error is looking for participants who live in Germany.

To apply simply write an email to julia.vernersson(at)gmail.com with some basic information about you, your interests and background and about your motivation to participate in the project. We would really love to hear from you!

For questions about the project and more detailed information contact Julia Vernersson from Kulturlabor Trial&Error e.V. at julia.vernersson(at)gmail.com.

Deadline for application: 3rd of January

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

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.

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Mitglieder Verbund offener Werkstätte


teabag-necklace


teebeutel halsband


the T&E table


k4 fahhradwerkstatt


k4 Holzwerkstatt


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