We are very happy to welcome on board our new partners and local organizers for Barcelona, MAKEA TU VIDA.
MAKEA TU VIDA is a non-profit organisation operating within the fields of training, research and development relating to design and reuse, with the aim to encourage creative upcycling.
Makea Tu Vida is a group of designers, architects, thinkers and builders that work to increase awareness about the problems of waste in our society, with a critical and a participative vision.
Our lines of action involve open design, reuse and communication, with emphasis placed on:
- Outlining and exploring new furniture solutions through design processes that involve open source and reuse methodologies.
- Generating strategies of collective and participative work that motivate self-building as a consciousness and critical reflection tool.
- Training with open source design tools.
- Promoting DIWO (Do It with others) culture as a decentralised method of peer empowerment
MAKEA TU VIDA uses design as a creative and training tool, not just as aesthetics, nor as an added value, but as the process itself of an object’s creation. But always through an ecological prism, from a design for recycling and reuse, for the minimisation of residues, for the use of not toxic and pollutant products. We bet for a collaborative, open and ecological design, opposite to the design as “make up” of forms.
Since early in 2007 Makea Tu Vida has been developing various activities related to waste and open design: lectures and talks, courses and workshops, event management, campaigns, exhibitions and curatorial projects, development of strategies and platforms, etc.