From the 19th to the 24th of September 2011, creativity, sun, music, waste materials and much more met for the 3rd edition of the Recycled Creativity festival : Loesje was there, what about you ?
For a week, Berlin had welcomed a series of workshops and events including a Recycling Cinema in bar Manyo, a Community Day at Open Design City, the Great Recycling Day at Wagenburg Lohmühle and the After Party at S.K. Robinson.
The guests at Manyo Bar enjoyed a recycled short film selection, artistic documentary films and a VJ-DJ performance by Alfred Hackepeter. The Community Day was the occasion to launch “Upcycle it! A toolkit for creative recycling” - the new book of Kulturlabor Trial&Error and to share a collective dumpster-dived dinner.
Finally, on a sunny Saturday, people met to participate in a bunch of creative workshops while listening to delightful concerts. Big Stu, Miranda de Verdier, Clayton Thomas, Stonesdrifters Sound Brigade, Laura Bean, Osla the hermit and the pancake, Joe Czarnecki, DJ Stephie Strumpet and Bobby Starrr shared with us their eclectic sounds. Create colorful gogo trash wigs, practice yoga, build birdhouses out of old election posters, swap clothes, get information at Loesje’s stand and participate in a Loesje speed text writing workshop were some of the numerous activities happening that day. The creative atmosphere brought us nice new text proposals like:
YOU DON’T NEED TO CLIMB TO THE TOP / TO GET HIGH ON LIFE and
WHY DO WE HAVE SNOW MACHINES / BUT NO RAINBOW MACHINES
To end the festival together, an After Party was organized at the club S.K. Robinson. While taking a break from dancing to the music of Trike and the DJs Bobby Starrr, Peter Power and Maurez, we enjoyed the ‘Loesje Room’ designed especially for the party!
In short, this festival succeeded to mix creativity, trash, music, workshops, people, recycling and happiness!
We would like to thanks all the volunteers who came from all over Europe and Germany to help at the festival and the musicians and DJ’s for their great performances!
Keep posted for the launching of the Recycled Creativity movie and the exhibition this November and for the details of next year festival : www.recycledcreativity.info