recover materials from abandoned factories




ooooo men… almost didn’t sleep today.. thinking the million things that were on that abandon factory, in the quality control lab, on the storage that feed all the departments of this polimer/metal factory.

but also took my sleep the huge environmental disaster that happens day after day with all those tones/liters of chemical products that are spilling drop after drop the the river. your tears fall apart when you see a 200L of viscosity just covering the “danger for the environment ” label. didn’t took my camera with me so you just have to believe that this place exists and you can be certain that the same is happening in all the post industrial cities. how can we revert this? how long it will take? how can we, refarm, contribute to monitor and implement systems that not only contributes to the “cleaning” but also make visible what is happening on a ecosystem that by chance you are part of it.

agrokitchen after one week.

we were like 14 people working all week. we took a few days to get in sinc, meet each other, approve a common language, and start building. we were more or less divided by groups according to the different functions. me and andreu we were more on the digital part, ruben from mazetas in the water, super with the solar oven, alex and manfred with the structures and tuni with the energy generation and storage.

agrokitchen diagram sensing
for a first prototype of a agrokitchen that will travel from farm to farm all summer the result is quite amazing. a lot is to be done, many great ideas were left behind, many improvements can be applied but this is just the beginning :)
thanks elisa and mae for the great idea, for all the conditions, energy and to start this on a amazing city like bilbao.


here I go again on the first refarm trip of the year :p
this time I’ll travel with andreu and we are heading bilbao.

in our days the few things than still makes sense is eating together:)
this things that always made sense are also a great starting point to understand our global and local impact. what kind of food do we eat, where it comes from, how was their grow conditions, who took care of them and how did they arrived to my plate.
apart from the huge impact that agriculture (provide food for us humans and some selected animals. some we eat and some we also love and share our homes) has on the planet, all the tools that we fabricate have their “print”. like eating bananas and drinking coffee for someone in europe is not eating locally :) on producing objects we also have some creteria to seek for; using renewable materials, design for disassemble, provide users manuals, form, function, life and future impacts.
last february we were invited by the PEZ to a collaborative project the “agrokitchen”. the proposal is to built a kitchen that could be used by farmers. have a look on the project here. it will be nice to be with friends building together this tool:)
a solar oven, a circuit to purify water… storage, cooking, structures, watering and data collection all in one.
you know.. if you are near bilbao you are more then welcome to come and participate ;)