Start making a Trash Lab

Measure and cut away

19 Feb 2013

Come by and help the Trash Lab started building in the Mediamatic Fabriek. The Trash Lab designers wanted to encourage the community to gather local trash and transform waste materials into new handcrafted products. And they've claimed a space in the Freezing Favela for this. But first things first: measuring and cutting the materials to build with.


Shavings - You can shave away at our first building day with the Trash Lab . This photo was found on Madeleine Burleson 's Flickr.

The Trash Lab designers are beginning to build up their space within the Freezing Favela and they're looking for help. On Tuesday they measured and cut materials for the main structure.

Participating is fun because you'll learn loads of new stuff. And because we like seeing you around we'll make you an honorary Mediamatic member for 4 weeks. This means free entrance to the Fabriek and massive discounts on our events.

Freezing Favela

Freezing Favela is a small city within Mediamatic Fabriek. Builders, cooks and other makers have been given the possibility to claim a part of the big industrial hall as their own. They work on their projects autonomously, but like in any other community, materials, space and functions have to be shared. Favela citizens are making tostis from scratch, paper from cow shit, furniture from cardboard, and food from our very own aquaponics farm. And everyone is welcome to contribute. Build this city with us.