Trashformers! …. More than meets the eye
Trashformers! …. Fixers in disguise
Trashformers wage the battle to destroy the evil forces of …. consumerism!
Yes, friends, that’s the best I could do. One doesn’t want to mess too much with genius television cartoon lyrics! A couple of months ago, back when it was warm, I went to a tiny spot in the former GDR, now simply called The Eastern Part of Germany, in a cool little place called Lausitzer Zeitreisen, and along with about 19 other awesome people made …. things …. out …. of …. TRASH! It was a meeting organized by Berlin’s fabulous TRIAL AND ERROR. THANKS!
Many others have posted links and photos about the gathering, so first I share:
ARTICLE: http://reciclarecreativa.ro/en/blog/2012/09/08/rezultatele-workshopului-de-9-zile-in-berlin/ (Romanian /English)
ARTICLE: http://humoenlaciudad.blogspot.com.es/p/trashformers.html (Spanish)
ARTICLE: http://www.trial-error.org/post/32665042881/trashformers-from-waste-to-design-what-happens (English)
It was called TRASHFORMERS. I didn’t bring a camera (broken!) and so a very grateful thanks to TauMH of Trial & Error for taking and sharing these pictures.
If you look at those pictures, you’ll see all the wonderful things we made: rabbit cages, silk screens, puppet theaters, puppets, paper, books, chairs, loungers, rocket stoves, sauna/sweat lodge, art, plus we learned a lot about group decision making and collaboration.
I got very inspired with all the amazing metal objects lying around the place and made something I haven’t made for a very long time – A DRUM KIT OUT OF JUNK! I built it right into the ground, as an addition to the kids playground that was already on the spot. The old washing drum had such a sweet sound! Ahh…. Here’s some pics (all taken by Tau).