The Mall of Borderland

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  • Summary

    Enter the Mall of Borderland where consumerism is reinterpreted into an alternative economic experience. We offer a playful space for exchange, a sweatshop to upcycle your outfit and other items, and a pick up service that goes around the quarry.

    Full description of the concept

    Welcome to The Mall of Borderland!

    Created for your supreme shopping experience, we have reformed the boring capitalist economy into a playful wealth exchange experience! The Mall is a self-built structure that offers a space for alternative exchange economy with necessary and unnecessary items.

    Did you forget your toothbrush at home? Are you out of food? Did you lose your party hat or do you need new spandex pants? At the Mall we have something from everyone and something for everyone. We provide a basic supply of primary camping items as well as to-become burner outfits in stock. The mall experience is not complete without you! In the “interactive exchange space “ you contribute with whatever item you want for whoever wants it. A pick up service visits all camps to collect reusables. Or use our “sweatshop” to level up your spandex pants with glitter, feathers and more. The space offers fitting rooms you have never seen before.

    As opposed to the traditional Mall economy, we’ll be at your service to experiment with alternative forms of exchange. Leave/swap/take/earn/borrow/win/lose things under experimental and experiential conditions.

    The Mall of Borderland offers:
    - Things that you need
    - Things that you don't need
    - Closed economy loops: your trash is another’s treasure
    - SPINNING WHEEL: You choose your economy, or decide to let the spinning wheel choose for you!
    - INTERACTIVE EXCHANGE SPACE: Bring your reusables or take what you desperately need, or do both.
    - SWEATSHOP: Get creative, level up your items in the upcycling station that is equipped with sewing machine, glitter, bling and anything more you might need.
    - FITTING ROOMS with spacy themes, colors, patterns
    - CARRIER: A pick up service goes around to collect which you can donate your discarded belongings to.

    With more than minimum funding, we optimize your shopping experience and fully transcend the established Mall experience!

    Feel intrigued? The Mall will satisfy your necessary and unnecessary needs.

    About the group/Artist

    We are a camp from different disciplines, cultures and classes who are believers of transformative society. We share a wish to explore alternative forms of economic interactions that challenge conformist ideas of supply and demand.

    How can other burners co-create with you?

    You will recognize fellow Borderlings wearing / using your previous possessions donated to the Mall, but maybe with a new color or spiced up with some of that glitter.

    Grant application details

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    Costumes: Our staff wears costumes to be recognized going around the quarry with our carrier and while "working" in the Mall Consumables: The Mall is stocked with basic supplies (toothbrushes, condoms, ear plugs, and more) as well as basic cottons to be upcycled in the sweatshop (t-shirts, spandex) that will be spread and reused by the community. This is in additional to anything we collect from the community. But for it to work from the start, we will need to have a basic stock. Sound equipment: We will have a light set of speakers and music equipment

    What is this?

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    • Do you need electricity from the grid? How much in Watts? Enough for a music player with speakers, lighting, the sewing machine and fountain

    • Will there be light? The Mall structure is carefully designed with lights to attract customers and producers, buyers and sellers 24/7

    • What is your audio footprint? The Mall offers fine tunes for optimized shopping experiences

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