REHOGAR is a collective exhibition and annual gathering about open design and reuse/upcycling as tools for social transformation.
From September 15 to October 29, 2017, Makea Tu Vida collective presents at Espai Zero de Fabra i Coats – Barcelona – this exhibition that is already a reference in the field of open design and reuse.
In its ninth edition, REHOGAR continues its commitment to build and strengthen an ecosystem of practices and objects that foment change in our current habits of production and consumption, that are capable of generating understanding, economy and collective innovations, and that explore paths towards social and environmental sustainability through the responsible use of resources.
REHOGAR pays particular attention to processes. Transformation processes that are made possible through techniques of reuse and open design methodologies, with the latter meaning design that grows and evolves because it can be improved upon by and with other people. The focus is not on the finished objects but on the idea of project as process, the most valuable result of which, in many cases, is the ability to bring about other processes.
The exhibition presents a selection of processes, practices and tools that can influence the social transformation of daily life.
This selection of 35 interdisciplinary experiences aims to serve as a map for exploring spaces, methods, resources and communities that provide evidence, reasons, attitudes, policies, practices, implications and effects to sustain the development of projects, which are collaborative, open source and focus on social and environmental responsibility and the optimization of resources.
REHOGAR is also a space for reflection, where questions about the relevance and choices to evolve towards this kind of behaviours and ways to doing can be shared.
In parallel with the exhibition a series of activities will be held, with the aim of disseminating and exploring the theoretical framework; experiencing first-hand and putting into practice some of the exhibited solutions and ideas; and creating spaces for remixing and entertainment that favour the generation and strengthening of collaborative networks.
Workshop Space — A Les Eines!
REHOGAR is not a typical exhibition. It is a collective invitation to think with your hands and take an active part in a series of transformation processes.
To reinforce this idea, during this edition there will be a Workshop Space — A Les Eines!, a laboratory for experiencing the fabrication processes -, equipped with the required tools and appliances for transforming wood, metal, textiles and plastics. The workshop will be open to neighbours and initiatives in the district, offering technical support and advice in the use of the tools and construction processes, as well as in solving problems regarding the equipping and provision of infrastructures for community spaces.
The Workshop Space — A Les Eines! will remain open during the exhibition and will be programmed based on the demands and connections be established during the process. It will be coordinated by a technical team formed by members of Makea Tu Vida and resident technicians.