today we started our two days tour over barcelona city trash. first stop: Solidança on our workshops we always have this idea of building with what’s available and every city has their own trash dinamics and trash resources. and barcelona would not be different. Talking with Isabel Gimeno from Solidança we both aggre that after joining EU there was a big efford on regulate the trash and since then we have a strong environmental protection policy and a cultural conscience started to grip. I’m a caver since 14 and I’ve saw many weels and deep caves filled with all sort of trash: cars, medicines, sick cattle, cloth, batteries, electronics, house and industrial sewage, just to name the ones you can quikly identify.. me and caves al over the world have spend incontless hours cleaning this mess many times preventing or at least reduce the inevitable water contamination that occours with this human behaviors. lucky in recent years we don’t see has many trash on the caves and generaly dumped next to a river flow. we have became cleaner in europe but we still have many unresolved problems: stuff that is impossible to reuse or recycle, lack of design for disassembling or designed to be imposible to repair, over consumering etc Solidança, apart of managing 4 big collection centers, brings new value and meaning to coth, electronics and house appliances. Solidança also has a strong social commitment. giving workshops of waste managment, electronics and electrical appliances reparation, gender equalty, new tecnologies, social competences, etc. Solidança also reseaches new protocols and systems with this idea in mind: work to reduce poverty and protect the environment. we were warmly recived by Miquel Caballé and Isabel Gimeno who gave us a quick tour and a long chat :) we then went strait to what was waiting for us: 60 washing machines. and this is the final result: 6 pressure switches, 2 water pumps, 6 electro-valves, 1 flowmeter!! and several other things to you know.. hack :) we ended the day with Merce Jara (tks for all ;) with a suprising tour to l’Hort Fort Pienc.
this was one of our best sellers :) the mojitos re:farm.
first appearance here in tarragona during ciutatscreactives.
a resume of the building process:
we got the structure from cal pobre. It belongs to the local scouts :)
we then made the mint pots. a mix of hydroponics and capillarity .
build the structure to hold all of the tools, pots, hold a cutting table, secrete spots to keep money, towels, refills and white rum :)
during the day workshops and fresh mint tea. during the night mojitos and real party-crowdfunding ;)
what a great learning and funding tool! thanks all for the contributions:)
we now must attach this with our electronics.. humm this could be funny.. gps.. twitter.. the summer is coming.. humm
who wanna join this project? come on, send me a email and we make a europe tour this summer lol