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“In Case Of Emergency Make Your Own City” Lecture at the Cape Institute for Architecture

Who can win a battle against a city? It is an honour for us to be invited to talk about junk cities at the Cape Institute for Architecture. Hope to see you there tomorrow Wednesday at 17.30h. Where: 71 Hout Street, Ground Floor, Cape Town, 8001. When: 19.11.2014 at 17.30h
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In Love We Trash in the World Design Capital 2014 Cape Town.

Basurama, in collaboration with the Spanish Embassy in South Africa and Greatmore Studios, will be one of the last of World Design Capital project’s in the public arena of Cape Town this November. In Love We Trash encompasses a public art project and its process of reflection on waste, consumption and public space. Together with […]

Batumi and an open air Cinema in the Summer nights

We have been invited to take part in the Batumi Urban Art Festival “Art Active” 2014, organized by “Lets meet Europe” (Action Global Communications) with 2 local curators: Tamara Bokuchava (social photography Caucasus foundation), Nini Palavandishvili (GeoAIR). The urban art festival “Art Active” is the first of its type in Georgia. It represents part of the […]

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Local Squares is a training for urban planners that aims at identifying and experiencing participatory approaches in local urban contexts.
What will happen if a giant rubbish wave invades the malecon? Probably, it will be impossible not to notice it, and probably everyone should do something to deal with it. This is the starting point of the project and the objective was to cover the malecon in its full extension with a wave formed with PET plastic previously recollected from Santo Domingo garbage dump.
IN LO<3 WE TRASH is an artistic project to make the duality Consumption / Waste and its social and environmental impact visible. Gdansk any plastic lasts longer that eternal love, reused plastic from Amberexpo, exhibition centre and the Szadolki landfill to built a inflatable Glass Castle at Re:Miasto Festival .
Urban Solid Waste in Lima, Peru. February 2010. Reusing the abandoned electric railroad track with car tires
Autobarrios - Self-made-neighborhoods- helps to create an iniciative for urban community development: it uses the collective construction of an urban imaginaire as a tool for empowering the community as a creative body. Throughout creative practices, the enhancement of local resources and networking, strategies to practice more neighbours are created.
Project focused on researching and building cycles out of wasted bicycles. We organised an experimental workshop led by Mara Berkhout and did different actions in public space during the Semana Naranja events in Madrid.
Luxury is Trash. Art installation of urban scale tributed to the visual poem 'Lixo é luxo' of Augusto de Campos. Artistic intervention from plastic bags.
Inhabiting Plastic Oceans is an art installation designed and built by Basurama for the World Design Capital in Company Gardens, Cape Town during the month of November 2014.
Project to build a playground in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea. November 2014.