IN LO<3 WE TRASH Gdansk (any plastic lasts longer than eternal love)

Basurama collective financed by the Fundación Banco Santander, will develop the project IN LO<3 WE TRASH Gdansk (any plastic lasts longer than eternal love) is an innovative project in Re:Miasto festival a event that will combines research and technology concerning the 3R´s: Reduce, Reuse and Recycle and that will take place in Gdansk, Poland.

IN LO<3 WE TRASH is an artistic project to make the duality Consumption / Waste and its social and environmental impact visible. The objective is to raise awareness of waste production and provide a better understanding of waste as a resource.

Continuing the experience from Madrid, Bangkok, Casablanca and Sao Paulo between other cities IN LO<3 WE TRASH arrive to Gdansk where the results of our daily consumption (plastic bags) will be transformed into expandable artifacts that will generate an scenario that invites interactive participation. 

From 16th to 20th November we will be working in the collective and collaborative construction of those artifacts at LAZNIA Centre for Contemporary Art 2.

On the 21st we will move to Re:Miasto festival where the inflatables will come alive and actually live till the 23rd of November.

Funded by:

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With the support of:

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This Is Not Detroit


From 10th to 12th October we will be in Bochum, Germany, rethinking along with artists and curators from different countries, about cities in decline.

The industry as a cathedral, the human scale, unemployment increase, a population identified with mass production which led to economic development and that will never come back… Dangerous topics to think about and propose in an enviroment mine infested close to exploit.

More information: DAS DETROIT PROJEKT
Place: Schauspielhaus, Bochum. Germany.
Dates: October 10-12,  2013


A Dress for Lady Gaga, a project. The idea was born after loading Raquel’s car with thousands of earphones assigned by Renfe (Spanish Railway Company) to carry out a reuse workshop coordinated by basurama ( reuse and entupunto ( If we think about a fashion icon, about new costumes, about the connection between headphones and music … Lady Gaga just seemed obvious.

The dress it is not only a dress, but a musical instrument, and a loudspeaker of more than two hundred of loudspeakers.

All the earphones used to weave the dress are single-use, non-recyclable and almost never reused. Their usable time does not exceed three hours, the time of a train ride from Madrid to Barcelona, for example. The price of each piece in the market is between 0.1 and 0.3 USD. A manufacture of this kind of product has  the ability to supply 1 million a month of earphones and the shipping time is of only 15 days to anywhere in the world.

Some details of the dress:

For making the dress we used 235 earphones, each of which measures extended 2.15 m, which means that the ball of headphones used measured 535.8 meters.

It took about 37 hours to weave (much more to design and actually knit it, as we have to make and unmake till it has been perfect).

The dress weighs 2,720 kg, is 78 cm long, 45 cm hip and corresponds to a size 36-38.

Our goal is that Lady Gaga get the dress, our ideal, that she wear it.


Promotional video:

twitter acount: @VestidoLadyGaga

Autobarrios / Self Made Neigborhoods


Autobarrios – Self-made-neighborhoods- is a project that stimulates our collective imagination, our autonomy and our ability to deal with our daily networks and the surrounding environment.

It creates strategies to practice more “neighborhood” through the enhancement of local resources and applied creativityAutobarrios is a tool to facilitate the construction of a community urban development initiative, by creating a network of people and resources that shape this initiative.



The project reflects on the scale of the neighborhood and the current state of its essence, which, we understand, is based on relationships, daily life and identity.

Autobarrios is a contextual tool designed to grow in different neighborhoods taking into account their own particularities. It relies on outreach work and creative practices to transform the existing social and spatial relationships into a dense and culturally diverse metropolis.

¡Reinvent your neighborhood!



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> Applied Creativity

The project believes in applied creativity as a great tool for community development. The goal is not only to build something useful but activate the creative potential and catapult the imagination of the participants as citizens, builders and users.

> Revaluation of local resources

Autobarrios is an example of city building shared between different professional areas and citizens. In this sense, one of the key project is coordinating a networking between all possible actors that can, from different areas, shape, enrich and enable the smooth running of the project.

> Networking

Coordination and addition of skills and collective knowledge creation are a powerful tool to perform community initiatives and ensure their implementation.

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in process from January 2012.


Basurama: a framework for designing collectively with waste at Reclaim+Remake 2013 symposium

Talk at the Reclaim+Remake 2013 Symposium at the CUA University, Washington DC, USA, on April 13th 2013 to present the paper Basurama: a framework for designing collectively with waste.

The talk gives an overview on previous Basurama’s work and goes into detail about RUS project (Urban Solid Waste) and specially on the case study of RUS Lima.

Public waste audit at the MIT Media Lab Festival

We are preparing a public intervention for the MIT Media Lab Festival in Cambridge, MA, USA for this Friday April 20th. It will be all day long outside the Media Lab building.

The project is a public waste audit: to make it comprehensible and visually compelling. If you want more information check Trans Trash blog.

If you plan to participate, shoot us an email to boston[arroba]

Two activities in Oslo, Norway

On wednesday April, 3rd we will be opening for the cycle “INSTRUCCIONES DEL AÑO XIII”, organized by Antipodes Café. We’ll drink the artic ocean with those who join!
Check all the info here

On thursday 4th we will be participating in the event OAF POP-UP: YOUNG SPANISH ARCHITECTS, held in the 0047 Gallery, organized by Gisle Nataas and the Norske Arkitekters Landsforbund.
We will speak about how crisis affected us, and together with La Col, Raons Públiques and Zuloark (business as usual with them, but different this time :)) as proposed by Ethel Barahona
Check al the info of the event in english here and in norwegian here

If you are in the area, please join us and contribute to the debate!

Defining a framework for designing collectively with waste at Harvard

A talk about Basurama: a framework for designing collectively with waste at the Mahindra Center for the Humanities/Barker Center invited  Cultural Agents Initiative and Harvard Humanitarian Initiative.  More info.

When: Wednesday, April 3, 2013 – 6:00pm
Where:  Barker Center, Seminar Room 133, Harvard University. 12 Quincy Street, Cambridge. Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA.

Lost in London


From 7th to 12th of March we will be walking around London streets. We are looking for people, spaces, places, social research laboratories, universities, etc. to meet, share, hang out and, if lucky, share a European project we are developing.

If you know of interesting places to visit or people to meet, send us a twit to @ basurama under the hashtag # BinLondon will be very grateful.

Thank you very much!