We are an architect, a designer and a photographer who believe in transformation and design, therefore Transfodesign. We consider that most of the things can be given a second opportunity (be it recycled, up-cycled or reused), and have a purpose, socially and ecologically. Plus, that most of the problems can be solved by design. We promote our concept giving workshops, lectures, events etc, but also by offering projects and products, be it commercial or social. Please visit www.transfodesign.info to find out more.
What is Trashkitchens?
Trashkitchens is a satellite event planned during the BCN Design Festival. The event itself will take place at our shared workshop space, located in the wider center of Barcelona. During two days (15th and 16th of October), five teams will create mobile kitchens from salvaged material. Each team will predesign the projects and they will need to produce their ideas during the event delivering a fully functional product. Currently, we are in the process of contacting the future participants. But don't worry we will keep you posted on the groups selected.
Our Transfofriends and other design lovers will be able to follow the whole
building process, as the event will be open to the public. Additionally, the outstanding, we are
absolutely confident they will be, installations will be publicly presented on the 17th of October, when you will see the kitchens in action and taste the great
dishes prepared in them.
1. We have just finished the website on the event! Please visit it! www.trashkitchens.info
2. We have our first participants: System Design Studio (http://www.systemdesignstudio.com/) and students from the school of design Elisava led by Jose F Lpez-Aguilar
4. Liken Studio (http://www.likenstudio.com/) has also joined in, completing our list of participants!
Why do we think it is important?
People have little knowledge what recycling and reuse of materials can give them, what are the benefits and how it can influence their daily life. Plus we think that mobile kitchens are fun, one can cook in motion. So with Trashkitchens the visitors can get information in an fun and creative way. Showing a design process from the very beginning to the end, is the most direct and personal way of communication. That way the idea that the trash can be converted into good and useful design is easily transmitted. Our ambition is to establish a regular event where creatives will have the opportunity to meet and develop one concept, and explore the many ways the materials can be transformed.
What We Need & What You Get
Our goal is 6500 US$. It is basically what we need to have this event going. We need this amount in order to:
cover travel and accommodation costs for participants living outside BCN
provide meals during the event
give tools and materials (the few that will not be salvaged)
cover logistics and transportation costs
have good advertising
inaugurate the exhibition of the "trashkitchens"
As we are organizing this event by ourselves, with no public funding, we need your help. And, even if we do not manage to raise here all the money we need, we have all the intention of making this event happen. So other sources are being sought after.
Since you are a good transfofriend, we want to give you something in return, something you will remember us for. So choose your favorite perk and claim it. AND, no matter which perk you choose, you will receive our eternal gratitude.
If you help us achieve our goal, all the additional funding will go to MakeaTuVida in order to bring the fantastic exhibition Rehogar to Barcelona. It would be great if we can make a joint display with them. For more information, go here.
Spread the word
Well, the title says it all. Let as many friends possible know about our campaign. We really want to make this event happen. THANK YOU!