The Maker Mile (www.makermile.cc) was mapped by Machines Room a FabLab just down the canal on Vyner Street; a cobbled cul de sac filled with wharfs and warehouses home to taxi mechanics, sign printers, and London’s oldest umbrella maker. Instigated by Clear Village and with support from Human Cities, Maker Mile launched during London Design Festival 2015 with Open Mile. For one night 12 spaces opened their workshops and the public could get involved with hands on making and behind the scenes tours of workspaces. Over 600 people collected a map, made locally at East London Print Makers, followed the trail on a rainy Monday night and experienced the thriving community, that many, including those already working there, hadn’t realised was on their doorstep.
Fab City Prototype: TOMORROW
After giving the group a general perspective on the spaces and people that are currently shaping the prototype, participants were invited to work on three particular subjects that are key to designing a roadmap for the future of the neighbourhood:
Fabrication & materials: with complementary production ecosystems happening inside the local network of Fab Labs, citizens have the possibility to produce what they consume, recirculating materials inside the neighbourhood and the city to reduce waste and carbon emissions associated with long-distance mass production and distribution chains.
Food production: growing food on the rooftops of Barcelona. Through urban agriculture practices, citizens can grow part of what they eat turning production of local clean food in a regular pat of their lives.
Energy: Renewable energy production. With the arrival of domestic batteries and the cost drop of solar technologies, citizens have the tools to produce part of their domestic energy consumption.
1° Temporada Episódio 3 Ruídos, Beakmania e Ranho
Rá-Tim-Bum foi um programa infantil de grande sucesso produzido pela TV Cultura em 1989 indo ao ar até 1992. O Roteiro era escrito por uma equipe supervisionada por Flávio de Souza da qual faziam parte Cláudia Dalla Verde e Dionisio Jacob. Os atores veteranos Marcelo Tas e Carlos Moreno faziam parte do elenco. A Direção geral foi de Fernando Meirelles.
Com uma fórmula arrojada, com quadros livres, inovou a programação infantil, ainda presa de fórmulas estereotipadas. Ganhou vários prêmios, entre os quais a Medalha de Ouro no Festival de Nova York.
São um total de 180 episódios que foram reprisados durante muito tempo.
WasteAid shares waste management and recycling skills in the world’s poorest places.
1 in 3 people worldwide have to dump or burn their waste, causing the spread of disease, polluting the oceans and adding to the climate crisis.
Together with our partners, we develop waste collection and recycling programmes to build a cleaner and healthier future. You can help.
When I walk, I get inspired by the things that I find in the street. So I’m just walking and collecting. I don’t have high-class friends. Because people know me as the person who just collects things on the street. People feel ashamed when they are with me. When you collect in the street, you look like a street boy or madman.
The Brighton Waste House is the first permanent building in the UK to be constructed from waste, surplus material and discarded plastic gathered from the construction industry, other industries and our homes. The idea, developed with Cat Fletcher of FREEGLE UK, is to test the performance of these undervalued resources over the next few years; the Faculty of Science & Engineering have put sensors in the external walls to monitor their performance.
A special programme exploring how we can reduce our impact on the environment while we make useful and beautiful things.
Com o objetivo de interromper o ciclo do descarte, retomar ou dar novos usos a equipamentos existentes, o Café Reparo reúne pessoas interessadas em reparar seus objetos e equipamentos e também a aprender a fazer pequenos reparos, aumentando a vida útil de objetos considerados facilmente descartáveis. É também uma provocação à curiosidade de descobrir como as coisas funcionam, abrir as “caixas-pretas” dos dispositivos que nos rodeiam no dia a dia.
In January 2020, FutureEverything, George P. Johnson and Cisco Refresh co-hosted an interactive makerspace exploring themes of the circular economy with over 1,000 participants. The makerspace, commissioned by George P. Johnson on behalf of Cisco, popped up at Cisco Live 2020, Barcelona (Cisco’s annual conference and expo attracting nearly 20,000 delegates each year) inviting attendees to reimagine and repurpose e-waste in creative ways.
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Tens of thousands of people live in Zabbaleen, on the outskirts of Cairo, Egypt, they all make a living out of recycling the entire capital city’s refuse. Their whole town is practically a giant dump and it provides them with almost everything they need: from kids’ toys to fodder for livestock. Even their pigs play an important part in recycling food waste. Most important of all though, the dump provides livelihoods for the people of Zabbaleen.
Every one of the rubbish collectors plays their own part, gathering, transporting or sorting the rubbish. Collectively, everyone in the community performs a highly efficient job of recycling Cairo’s refuse. This allows the trash town to be self-sufficient and largely independent from the rest of the city. The place has its own rules, everyone is allocated their own patch of Cairo, no one would think of collecting from someone else’s area. Zabbaleen even has an unofficial mayor.
Trash town has its own shops, cafes and a local school for the children. Of course it’s every Zabbaleen parent’s dream for their child to get a good education so they can build a better life elsewhere. More commonly though, the kids start working on the dump at a young age and follow in their parents’ footsteps to become rubbish collectors as well. The people of Zabbaleen do wish their lives weren’t as hard but feel no shame in their occupation. They see their work as socially important and pride themselves in providing for their families. After all, it’s a dirty job but someone has to do it.
Haver you ever wondered what happens to your electronics go at the end of their life?
Every year, almost 50 million tonnes of e-waste (electronic waste) are generated worldwide. A large volume of second-hand and condemned electronic goods arrive in developing countries from the "developed" world, with a significant quantity arriving as e-waste, exported illegally as "second hand goods".
This film presents a visual portrait of unregulated e-waste recycling in Ghana, West Africa, where electronics are not seen for what they once were, but rather for what they have become.
In Japan, kintsugi is the ancient art of repairing what has been broken. Fragments of a dropped ceramic bowl are scooped up and put back together; mended using lacquer dusted with powdered gold that leaves the repair visible. The revitalised ceramic becomes a symbol of fragility, strength and beauty.
As I continued my Right to Repair research, I noticed that Apple kept coming up. Initially, I thought advocates used Apple as an example because the company is famous and iconic and because its use of repair restrictions is clear and communicable. But the deeper I went into research and writing, the more I realized that the champions of Right to Repair weren’t just picking on Apple because it is an easy target (let’s face it, Apple has always had its haters). People kept bringing up Apple because Apple was what the regulatory and legal worlds call a bad actor — a company with a known and established pattern of unethical behavior.
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.