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Bruna Esposito, Renewable Energy Systems, 1996(Feces, photovoltaic fan )dimensioni variabiliRoma

valentinakarga:

Bruna Esposito, Renewable Energy Systems, 1996
(Feces, photovoltaic fan )
dimensioni variabili
Roma

a biogas digester for urban farms

How Much Land It Takes to be Self-Sufficient

a nice link from Gosza! 

Training in beekeeping- extracting the honey at the centrifuge

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Training in beekeeping - cutting the hives open

This week I took part in Plan Bienen, a project by Tessa Zettel and Sumugan Sivanesan.

' Plan Bienen investigates urban beekeeping in relation to dual crises in European economic systems and bee ecologies, within the context of Berlin’s post-reunification development as a multicultural ‘creative’ capital. Using the histories and present growing popularity of city bees as an entry point, the artists will be mapping post-monetary economies, forms of exchange and emergent sociabilities occurring across Berlin’s food systems, intercultural gardens, migrant networks, hackerspaces and hausprojekts, speculating on the kinds of futures these little freunden und freundinnen might lead us towards.’ 

I traded labor in helping the beekeeper and artist Bärbel Rothhaar to extract the honey from the honeycombs for a jar of Goethe honey. Goethe honey is a special variety that came from an art project: the artist created a beeswax sculpture of Goethe’s head in collaboration with the bees!

photos: Sumugan Sivanesan

Girl Invented smart device that makes clean water and power at The same time

A 17-Year-Old girl invented Smart Device (Portable Photocatalytic Electricity Generation and Water Purification Unit )That Makes Clean Water And Power At The Same Time. A new design from an Australian high school student aims to solve both problems at once: While the device purifies wastewater, it uses pollutants in the water to boost power production in a separate compartment.

In Greek dairy war, milkmen cut out the middlemen

RADICAL EXPLORING

radical-exploring:

Interdisciplinary seminar at the Berlin Summer University of the Arts

Date: September 1st - 6th 2014

Place: UdK Berlin & the city

Fee: 325 €

No. of participants: 12 to 15

Language: English

Application deadline: August 4th

Lecturers: Valentina Karga & Rosario Talevi

apply

Holiday House Settlement in Lesbos island, GreeceGreeceCALL FOR APPLICATIONThe cool wind takes the heat. The sun hits the still green fields. The house martins are twittering. The water in the bay shimmers a light turquoise and fades into a dark blue at the horizon, where a cargo ship passes slowly. The olive trees lay bushy in the fields and climb up the slopes where they stretch from mountain top to mountain top. Nikos planted my potatoes in the field behind our garden. He brings us eggs. When he leads his herd of sheep along the beach in front of our house to their grazing field, he stops briefly to ask for an orange.In this bay there are about 20 holiday houses, one of which I was lent for use. It is slowly falling apart and cannot be sold. A renovation is senseless. Therefore I try to maintain the house in its current state with little expense. There´s no electricity or running water. These days there are two friends with me. We wash the dishes in the sea and take drinking water from the next village. In the evenings we use lanterns and candles for light.The house´s fall into disrepair shall be postponed for some time as makeshift repairs are carried out. I would like to invite two people, twice a year, to stay here. Not simply for labour, but to experience creating something out of nothing, using the materials found here. By spending time in this house creativity develops and encourages practical solutions to the limitations that exist here.This project does not aim to create a standard living situation, but a stable alternative, using improvised maintenance to stop it declining any further.If you are interested in these goals and would like to come and stay here, please get in touch for further details.



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Holiday House Settlement in Lesbos island, Greece
Greece

CALL FOR APPLICATION

The cool wind takes the heat. The sun hits the still green fields. The house martins are twittering. The water in the bay shimmers a light turquoise and fades into a dark blue at the horizon, where a cargo ship passes slowly. The olive trees lay bushy in the fields and climb up the slopes where they stretch from mountain top to mountain top. Nikos planted my potatoes in the field behind our garden. He brings us eggs. When he leads his herd of sheep along the beach in front of our house to their grazing field, he stops briefly to ask for an orange.

In this bay there are about 20 holiday houses, one of which I was lent for use. It is slowly falling apart and cannot be sold. A renovation is senseless. Therefore I try to maintain the house in its current state with little expense. There´s no electricity or running water. These days there are two friends with me. We wash the dishes in the sea and take drinking water from the next village. In the evenings we use lanterns and candles for light.

The house´s fall into disrepair shall be postponed for some time as makeshift repairs are carried out. I would like to invite two people, twice a year, to stay here. Not simply for labour, but to experience creating something out of nothing, using the materials found here. By spending time in this house creativity develops and encourages practical solutions to the limitations that exist here.

This project does not aim to create a standard living situation, but a stable alternative, using improvised maintenance to stop it declining any further.

If you are interested in these goals and would like to come and stay here, please get in touch for further details.

http://www.ignant.de/2014/06/24/scrublands-by-antoine-bruy/

Scrublands by Antoine Bruy

Fête de la Music @ the Ideenfarm

This Saturday is Fête de La Music! There is going to be several stages at the Alte Borse Marzahn while Robert and Marc are arranging a DJ garden set. Janine will offer her delicious wheat-grass juices and we ‘ll have some cakes. Join us for some gardening ala music!

Here is the address again: Beilsteinerstrasse 51-58, nearest S-bahn Friedrichsfelde Ost. 

Hugelkultur beds seeded with onions and potatoes!

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