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Composting plastics - Porsgrunn

Dates: 17 Mar 2016
Place: Kunsthall Greenland

INVITATION
In connection to the HYBRID MATTERs exhibition at Kunsthall Grenland we host a composting plastic workshop. With simple means such as glass jars, common mealworms, and metal nets the participants are invited to make their own composting kit to bring home.

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Composting plastics + Worms at the table - Malmö

Dates: 21 Feb 2016
Place: Petra Lilja Gallery

Recent research has shown that common mealworms can biodegrade Styrofoam. Kristina Lindström and Åsa Ståhl explores how this new discovery might influence how we will live with or without plastics in the future. How does composting intervene in the temporality and materiality of plastics? What potential transformations, issues, relations and resources could emerge through composting plastics?

A prototype for composting plastics in a domestic setting is exhibited in the gallery space. During the exhibition common mealworms will transform disposable Styrofoam products such as...

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Crafting plastic imaginaries - Umeå

Dates: 9 Feb 2016
Place: Bildmuseet, bildverkstaden

We welcome you to a workshop where we speculate on how we can live with or without plastics in the future. What do we do with plastics and what does it do to us?

Please bring plastics that you have touched during a day - bring it in a bag or in your memory. We will bring materials and stories from previous events, where we have engaged with plastic munching worms and plastiglomerates.

We are Åsa Ståhl and Kristina Lindström, designers and researchers at Malmö University and Umeå University. We do this as part of the artistic research project HYBRID MATTERs, where...

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Composting plastics - Öresund

Dates: 4 Nov 2015
Place: Copenhagen, Denmark

INVITATION
How do you want to live with plastics? New research have shown that styrofoam can be biodegraded. How will this influence our everyday use of plastics? Would you be interested in composting plastics at home?  

We welcome you to meet up in Copenhagen on Wednesday November 4th to talk about these issues over some snacks. We will hand out composting kits that you can bring with you to try out plastic composting at home. We will be there between 6 and 8 pm, and you can drop by when it fits you.

Two weeks later, Wednesday November 18th between 6 and 8 pm, we will meet again to...

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Plastiglomerate walk Replot

Dates: 10 Oct 2015
Place: Hålören, Södra Vallgrund in Replot, Finland

INVITATION
Please, join us for one or several walks along beaches in Osthrobothnia where we look for and possibly make plastiglomerates. Plastiglomerate is a new kind of stone that consists of stone and plastic. We invite you to these walks to engage with the hybrid materials and issues that emerge in a digital time where nature and technology are intermingled. 

If you can, bring the plastic waste that you have generated during one day. It might be of use in this process of making plastiglomerates. We will bring plastiglomerates that were made in Iceland earlier this year. 

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Plastiglomerate walk Vaasa

Dates: 9 Oct 2015
Place: Gustavsborg in Vasa, Finland

INVITATION
Please, join us for one or several walks along beaches in Osthrobothnia where we look for and possibly make plastiglomerates. Plastiglomerate is a new kind of stone that consists of stone and plastic. We invite you to these walks to engage with the hybrid materials and issues that emerge in a digital time where nature and technology are intermingled. 

If you can, bring the plastic waste that you have generated during one day. It might be of use in this process of making plastiglomerates. We will bring plastiglomerates that were made in Iceland earlier this year. 

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Plastiglomerate making Isafjörður

Dates: 9 Aug 2015
Place: Isafjörður, Iceland

INVITATION
To be determined. This gathering is open for suggestions - please, let us know if you have any favourite beaches or places that you want us to walk and talk on. 

Collaborator: ArtsIceland

ISAFJÖRÐUR 
Reading texts on plastiglomerates we have learned that there are several factors that are needed for them to come into being. They are made out of basalt, plastic debris, coral, sand, wood and more. If these materials are to come together into a plastiglomerate are influenced by currents that bring plastic debris onto the beaches and hikers who...

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Plastiglomerate walk Önundarfjörður

Dates: 8 Aug 2015
Place: Önundarfjörður, Iceland

INVITATION
The third plastiglomerate walk takes place in Önundarfjörður in the Westfjords in Iceland. During this exploratory walk we look for plastiglomerates that is a new kind of rock that consists of plastics, lava, corrals and more. Regardless whether any plastiglomerates are found, the walks allow for plenty of time to discuss and speculate on the matters that emerge when human and natural forces merge. What brings them into being? How can we understand them? Who and what are they a concern to? How could they be used?  

Who: You who are normally working...

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Plastiglomerate walk Önundarfjörður

Dates: 7 Aug 2015
Place: Önundarfjörður, Iceland

INVITATION
A plastiglomerate walk takes place in Önundarfjörður in the Westfjords in Iceland. During this exploratory walks we look for plastiglomerates that is a new kind of rock that consists of plastics, lava, corrals and more. Regardless whether any plastiglomerates are found, the walks allow for plenty of time to discuss and speculate on the matters that emerge when human and natural forces merge. What brings them into being? How can we understand them? Who and what are they a concern to? How could they be used? 

Who: You who are normally working and dwelling in...

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Plastiglomerate walk Isafjörður

Dates: 6 Aug 2015
Place: Isafjörður, Iceland

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The second walk was improvised. Upon arriving in Isafjörður, we took a quick walk to a “natural beach”. Our companion had studied geology in Iceland and had another approach to stones than we had previously practiced. He simply knocked a stone open, to examine it and see if we could discern what it consisted of. We came to envy the easiness of just cracking a stone open - just to see what’s inside and to examine it on the inside.

This raised questions such as: How do we treat stones? As something precious or as...

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Plastiglomerate walk Reykjavik

Dates: 4 Aug 2015
Place: Reykjavik, Iceland

INVITATION
The first plastiglomerate walk takes place at 3 pm on Eiðisgrandi and Sörlaskjól in Reykjavik. During this exploratory walk we look for plastiglomerates that is a new kind of rock that consists of plastics, lava, corrals and more. Regardless whether any plastiglomerates are found, the walks allow for plenty of time to discuss and speculate on the matters that emerge when human and natural forces merge. What brings them into being? How can we understand them? Who and what are they a concern to? How...

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