This is a past project but still inspiring & worthy: http://www.ecopolis.org/desbasurament/
life in transformation
Saturday 6thand Sunday 7th of Ocotber arrived in Napoli the project DesBASURAment:
operations of urban consumes detournement starting from the re-utilize and re-pourposing of the trash.
In the media society also trash is the product of a communication strategy. So DesBASURAment (DBMT) expresses the potentiality of the recycling trough a situationist re-construction of the function of the objects.
Objects neglected into the “generalistic” trash boxes are recuperated and recontrstucted, then a technical paper and a photographic book is realized, as for every commercial goods, and then the new product is ready to be showed and free sold in the market.
The “price” payed by the client is to produce a photografic memory of the new product and his new functions, that will be mapped on the website in a sort of cross-garbage of the recycling.
Other materials are transformed in artistic installations with video projections.
The project is realized by the activist DBMT, of InsuTv, with the support of the “Rete Campana Salute e Ambiente”.