Re-cycling and up-cycling art project (Zürich ZH)
Description: The youth culture house Dynamo addresses current topics and needs, and supports people and their concerns, needs and projects. The offer includes public working areas, function rooms and project areas as well as the administration of intermediate uses. It is a place of encounter and serves the networking of art, creative artists and theatre people, musicians and anyone interested in realizing their own projects and ideas. It is a testing ground for transdisciplinary practices. The offer is public giving the possibility of visiting courses, renting rooms and other infrastructure as well as receiving professional support, if requested.
Type of Work: The project makes aware of the possibilities, the purpose and the importance of up-cycling and re-cycling. Creative ways and means are used to show how broken, unwelcomed or superfluous bits and pieces are transformed through alternative production methods to become reusable and new objects. Volunteers collect used items, work in working areas and create products, help to organize and build the market and sell the new products while they are concerned with the topic at hand.
Study Theme: Everything about Dynamo and the project will be presented to the volunteers at the beginning of the week. We want to learn and experiment how our behavior could be alternatively controlled by reflecting on the consequences of and our relation to consumption, and develop appropriate procedures respectively. This is what we believe is peace work. We contribute to peace work in form of talks and discussions, and by up-cycling and re-cycling items within workshops.
Accommodation: The Dynamo provides: 1x matress per person, 1x fitted sheet per person, washing machine is available, women's and men's shower rooms for volunteers are available in the main building, 1x toilet in the residential, more toilets in the main building and working areas, internet available volunteers are responsible for vegetarian and vegan food planning and shopping, a budget is provided.
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