Trash to Treasure

Peter Mulvany

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  • Summary

    Our dream is to repurpose Trash into Treasure and make Borderland clean again! Together we can make beautiful art and all help by taking communal responsibility for our waste and recycling.

    Full description of concept

    Our dream is to keep Borderland clean and beautiful. Working together with camp trash leads and information on LNT and to motivate people to make art out of trash with us. We want to help everyone to take part in keeping our sacred grounds neat and nice.

    Working primarily with the principles of Leave no Trace, Radical self-reliance, Participation, Gifting, Communal Effort, Radical Inclusion and Civic Responsibility we will spread the Trash gospel in the months and weeks leading up to Borderland as well as serving as Tamers of the Trash Munchers (containers) and host workshops to repurpose what would otherwise become unusable trash.
    We believe this project can help add to the culture, ambiance and art of the Borderland as a whole if given funding.
    The trash will be sorted in recyclable fractions such as glass, metal, refundable bottles and cans etc.

    About the group/Artist

    We are part of Camp Nebula. The project started taking shape in autumn 2016 as some of us felt the MOOP/Recycling-situation left a lot to be desired. From here ideas were concieved to spread information and to supply a more viable platform for handling waste that we can all take responsibility for together as well as actually making art of of trash to beautify our common grounds. Together we make up the Spectacular LNT Dream Team!

    Team and plan

    We are a team with diverse backgrounds but with the interest in LNT in common. Most of us leads are from Denmark or Sweden. The plan is to make Borderland 2017 the cleanest and most eco-friendly one thus far.

    Moop plan (matter out of place)

    We will likely be taking on a lot of MOOP as we are also handling the containers requested in the art grant. The handling should be simple enough as we will hold briefings and workshops on LNT and will also find co-creators to help us inspire others in the proper handling of MOOP. Easy access to the containers, daily MOOP-sweeps and our project focus will be key to keeping our shit from hitting the ground :)

    Budget overview

    We would rent containers, supply transparent plastic bags for sorting trash, buy LED-strips and clothes for pimping the Trash Munchers and materials for workshops.

    How can other borderlings cocreate with you?

    By taking on the LNT responsibility in their respective camps, hosting repurposing workshops, supplying surplus materials and helping us spread the Trash Gospel in general!

    What is this?

    Congratulations! You've stumbled upon something special. Borderland is a participatory festival that takes place in Boesdal, Denmark. It's a fully participatory event where everything is created by the participants themselves, with out any spectators.



    • Do you need electricity from the grid? Yes. Enough to power 12m of LED-strip. So basically nothing.

    • Will there be light? Of course! We will pimp our containers with LED-strips!

    • Will anything burn? We might burn excess wood that is not used to make art.

    • What is your audio footprint? None

    • Forces of nature Containers are rather heavy and the doors on them can keep most of any potential rain out. We will waterproof our LED-strips.

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