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Guerilla Birdhouse Lab: Make a little birdhouse in your kiez part 1.
Sunday, August 14, 2011 from 2:00 PM to 8:00 PM (CEST)
Come, play, design and build your own birdhouse, then share it with the world. 14th August,
a little birdhouse in your Kiez” will show people how to make bird
houses from trash and then place them in public spaces – trees,
lamp-posts, street signs and buildings. This process will educate people
about waste, and engage them directly in improving directly their
urban environment. The birdhouses themselves will create a provocation,
bring birdsong to the streets and make the Kiez just that little bit
nicer for everyone in it. The project would manifest in workshops –
street actions and documented online with a how to replicate in your
The first of these workshops will take the form of a lab, we invite you to come and share your knowledge of Birds in the city - if you have any, but more importantly to come, play and prototype birdhouses from local recycled materials you've found in the neighbourhood.
We will then document our outcomes and place the birdhouses on Lamp-posts, trees, buildings and street signs in the neighborhood, creating a welcoming habitat for birds to share the city with us.
We then invite you to run your own workshop to share your knowledge with a local neighborhood project, school, or just spontaneously at an event. There will be a small budget to help you with this.
If you would like to join in please sign up here.
If you would like to host a workshop in your community space please email me.
Note: This lab is free, payment will be in the form of documentation - so please bring tools to help photograph and share your knowledge with the world.
Please also bring materials that you can imagine turning into a birdhouse.
For clarity, this event is not a workshop, but a lab. This means that you will help to create the products, they may look like the picture above, or they may look like something the world has never before seen.
A massive thanks to Awesome Berlin