Trashlab monthly events during 2012 will explore experimental art-design-technology practice between hacker and maker cultures, in the context of re/up-cycling and the increased availability of new fabrication tools. Trashlab’s objective is to build up a community of people (artists, designers, hackers, makers, re/up-cyclers, activists) who are concerned with material and electronic waste in contemporary society, and tackle this problem with creative and tangential approaches.
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The first workshop takes place at Aalto Media Factory on Saturday 14.1. from 13.00-19.00, with the second one on Saturday 18.2. from 13.00-19.00. They will continue each month, but in some different locations also.
Welcome to take part, take apart, remake, and attend all year long! Note: January & February's Trashlab events will be 'light' maker activity - So, Bring Your Own Gear (BYOG) & bring some Potluck / Nyyttikeskit Trash for the table!
In addition, Aalto Media Factory are funding a monthly lecture series called 'Talking Trash(lab)' organised by Pixelache Helsinki & Aalto University School of Art & Design researchers: Inaugural lecture event by Antti Ahonen (Koelse) on Friday 17.2. from 17.30-19.00 (the day before the second Trashlab workshop).
Image credit: Jenni Kemppainen, Roskalava HKI facebook group.