Spontaneous Balkan Music Night (sorry you've already missed it)

Tralalka Live @ Open Design City Berlin Saturday 20 August Berlin-Kreuzberg Photos by Stephan Talneau www.tralalka.com


Last Saturday, had you called by ODC you would've stumbled across a spontaneous Balkan Music night. The evening was beautifully self organised with the band setting up their own stage, Trial and Error bringing a Latvian recipe Voku, and ODC popping to the shops to periodically by beer.

Big thanks to everyone who rocked this.

First 4 photos by Stephan Talneau

Guerilla Birdhouse Part 1. Update

The first Guerilla Birdhouse Lab, was great fun. From the 15 who registered about 7 showed (I guess Sunday's in Berlin are always a challenge).

Still it was very productive with birdhouses being produced from a wide range of ingredients from shoes to political campaign posters.

More actions will follow, including a Birdhouse flash mob. Watch this space.

Big thanks to everyone who showed up, and Trial and Error who brought some great materials to play with.

See photo's and videos below for construction information and pictures, more to follow along with a map of Birdhouse locations.

Finally a massive thanks to the Awesome Foundation Berlin, for making this all possible.


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Ideenwerkstatt Lastenrad

Posted on August 4, 2011 by Hanz

Dokumentation des ersten Tages der Ideenwerkstatt Lastenfahrradbau mit Einkaufswagen

1. Teil
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2. Teil

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Die Idee ist, mehrere Lastenräder aus vorhandenen Einkaufswagen und alten Fahrrädern zusammen zu bauen. Anstatt zu Schweißen wird mit Schellen und Verbindern gearbeitet. Abgesehen vom Bau der Räder will die Gruppe herausfinden, wie gut der Bauplan umzusetzen ist und was an diesem Konzept ggf. verbessert werden kann. Auf dem Projekt-Wiki werden die Ergebnisse dokumentiert.

Die Werkstatt ist Teil des Projekts “Mobile Werkstatt” von Anstiftung Ertomis und Open Design City.

Projekt-Wiki: http://werkstatt-lastenrad.wikidot.com

From http://www.heinrichplatz.tv

Making Connections


Photo credit Olivier Blouin

Tomorrow night, we'll be presenting our most recent work in interactive public installations as an introduction to the research project we're starting at ODC.

Over the past year, we've been creating a series of urban interventions that attempt to make connections between people, content and places and that encourage public participation and engagement along the way.

We're hoping to start a conversation about a possible toolkit that could facilitate the creation of such projects in public spaces. We want to explore how we can create an open framework for the creation of these ad-hoc interventions by artists, designers as well as by the general public.

Please join us for a conversation and exchange session – come with your projects, with your ideas and thoughts and let's see what can come out of this.

In the meantime, you can see some of our work here: www.livingwithourtime.com
If you can't make it but still would like to connect, feel free to drop us an email at hello@livingwithourtime.com.

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