The Artist in Residence (AIR) Program at Recology San Francisco is a unique art and education program that provides Bay Area artists with access to discarded materials, a stipend, and a large studio space at the Recology San Francisco Recycling and Transfer Station. By supporting artists who work with reused materials, Recology hopes to encourage people to conserve natural resources and promote new ways of thinking about art and the environment.
Social studies of waste, pollution & externalities
Best known as the artist in residence at New York City’s Department of Sanitation, the septuagenarian Ukeles is having her first full retrospective, at the Queens Museum.
When tech culture only celebrates creation, it risks ignoring those who teach, criticize, and take care of others.
Artista visual e educador , aborda as questões ligadas ao uso das novas tecnologias e a sua desconstrução.
Realiza oficinas e workshops de tecnologia experimental para adultos e crianças.
Atualmente se dedica ao TinkerLabBR um laboratório maker itinerante que envolve microcontroladores, computadores, desconstrução de objetos de baixa tecnologia, brinquedos chineses e artigos de lojas de R$ 1.99 para criação de traquitanas interativas.
Our vision of Green Fablab (or Hackerspace, or Makespace) is that in these geographically distributed spaces, they can be considered not only as a fabrication spaces, but also a recycling, remanufacturing and refurbishing places in order to contribute to a more circular economy
The project aims to create a social infrastructure, the Waste Fab Lab, to be implemented in the urban context. It will be a place where new jobs will be created in order to manage, repair, prepare for
The Center for the Living Things is the research pata-institution founded in 2016, in order to examine, collect and popularise the knowledge concerning new humanotic nature forms. All exhibits gathered in the Institute’s collection are abandoned objects, used and no longer needed commodities – wastes of human overproduction, which have become the natural environment for many living organisms. Specimens were found in illegal waste dumping site, where the transgression of man-derived objects and plant tissues take place.
Free Geek’s mission is to sustainably reuse technology, enable digital access, and provide education to create a community that empowers people to realize their potential.
Over the course of five days, local workshops, research centers, design agencies and local producers in the neighbourhood was connected into an ecosystem. Biologists, tech professionals, local makers, craftsmen, IKEA designers, and other trailblazers gathered in Barcelona for the project and collected wasted products from the streets of Poblenou in order to breath new life into materials that were heading to landfill.
The Fab City Global Initiative demonstrates our unique, multiscale way of working in the Full Stack Model . The Full Stack explains how the systems change from PITO to DIDO can be applied at the citizen, city and global level, enabled by shared values and physical infrastructure.
Association loi de 1901, Les Chantiers Valoristes ont une double vocation :
- Faciliter le parcours d'insertion de personnes, parmi les plus éloignées de l'emploi,
par l'activité économique.
- Développer le réemploi de matériaux ou de produits initialement destinés à l'enfouissement ou l'incinération.
Ainsi Les Chantiers Valoristes contribuent d'une part à remettre des personnes sur le chemin
de l'emploi,et d'autre part à promouvoir le Développement Durable.
L'agent(e) valoriste ou technicien(ne) de réemploi est un professionnel du réemploi, du recyclage et de la valorisation des encombrants. Il valorise et revend les objets collectés.
Dundee – 3D printer being used to produce items to aid in storytelling for those with additional needs, also for producing items for reminiscence packs etc. Launched 20th May 2014, becoming the first 3D printer in a public library in the UK, bearing Exeter by two days.
We’re not content with teaching repair skills in the community – we want to generate a repair revolution. This means changing the way people use and dispose of resources, encouraging manufacturers to build things to last and to be fixable, and making sure the facilities are in place to allow people to repair and reuse.
A landmark legal case has been launched against the world’s largest tech companies by Congolese families who say their children were killed or maimed while mining for cobalt used to power smartphones, laptops and electric cars, the Guardian can reveal.
Apple, Google, Dell, Microsoft and Tesla have been named as defendants in a lawsuit filed in Washington DC by human rights firm International Rights Advocates on behalf of 14 parents and children from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). The lawsuit accuses the companies of aiding and abetting in the death and serious injury of children who they claim were working in cobalt mines in their supply chain.
Materials Matter is a printed leaflet, set of cards and script for disassembly and reassembly of a mobile. Participants of all ages can learn about the raw materials inside electronics by reading our leaflet and using our cards to pair with mobile phone components.
Use Make Works to source local fabricators, material suppliers & workshop facilities.
About the book: A decade ago many gushed at the possibilities of 3D printers and other DIY tech. Today makers are increasingly shaking off their initial blind enthusiasm to numerically control everything, rediscovering an interest in sociocultural histories and futures and waking up to the environmental and economic implications of digital machines that transform materials. An accumulation of critique has collectively registered that no tool, service, or software is good, bad, or neutral—or even free for that matter. We’ve arrived at a crossroads, where a reflective pause coincides with new critical initiatives emerging across disciplines.
Unmaking Waste is a partnership with the China Australia Centre for Sustainable Development at the University of South Australia which has delivered two successful international conferences as well as photography and design exhibitions and a number of publications. Unmaking Waste focuses on a cross disciplinary approach and engages with themes such as circular economy, waste, design, consumption, production and the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, in particular SDG 12; Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns.