Its official! After months of laying the ground work, we are excited to announce the first ever Ecobrick Convergence. The grand opening of this month long exhibition will be held on January 6th, 2017 at the Sankring Art Space in Jogjakarta, Indonesia. The exhibition will be up until January 14th.
The exhibition will energize and showcase the phenomenal adoption of Ecobricks in Jogja– and around the world. The exhibition will be a massive collaboration among the over 500 community groups who are ecobricking in the city. Each group is expect to participate and help cocreate a showcase of ecobricking innovation. The collaboration is also open globally. Groups around the world will also be able to contribute to the exhibition.
The Global Ecobrick Alliance, The Global Ecovillage Network, the City of Jogja and Sankring Art Space (the biggest and coolest space we could find in the city!) are making this happen. Artists Russell Maier and Ani Himawati are orchestrating the collaboration.
The kids at the Spring School, in Bali Indonesia have been ecobricking for the last year. Their stools are all made from Ecobricks, and they use ecobrick modules in their playground. The other day, they had a school ecobrick party and taught their parents how to Ecobrick. Here’s their instructions on how to make Ecobricks!
Ecobrickers of the World Unite! The first International Ecobrick Convergence will take place in the month of January, in Jogjakarta, Indonesia. The month long event will bring together the various ecobricking movements around South East Asia.
The convergence is an unfolding collaboration between the Global Ecobrick Alliance, Sankring Art Space, the Global Ecovillage Network and the City of Jogja. Ecobrickers in Jogja– schools, community groups, bank sampahs and more are invited to contribute their ecobricks, stories and innovations to the collaborative exhibition in the spacious Sankring Art Gallery.
The exhibition will serve as the the backdrop for a month long series of trainings, workshops and circle exchanges that will converge leaders in the trash transformation movement from around South East Asia.
The grand opening on January 6th, will be followed by an English/Indonesian Trainer of Trainer workshop, cob and Ecobrick build, and series of lectures and workshops on the theme of “Life After Plastic”.
Here is the shortlist of pending workshops and sessions:
Akademy Bambu Nusantara is now Ecobrick empowered. ABN is an amazing organic laboratory where they experiment in making just about everything you can imagine with Bamboo. Located in Tegerang Selatan, near Jakarta Indonesia, Global Ecobrick Alliance Trainers Russell, Ani and Resa, lead an Ecobrick Starter Workshop at ABN’s bamboo auditorium. The event was hosted by ABN as a training for their staff, craftsmen and the neighboring school.
They learned why it’s bad for the environment to dump their plastics in the river (as they had been doing before) and how instead how they can do so much better by segregating they packing their plastics into bottles. Everyone had a chance to not only make ecobricks, but also to silicone together a hexagon ecobrick module. The ABN craftmen now have it to sit on while they build bamboo bike frames.
The Global Ecobrick Alliance is excited to evolve their partnership and see what comes from the combination of bamboo and Ecobricks!
Here is Russell Maier, from the GEA and Das Albanti, one of the ABN directors, with Das’s first Ecobrick. (218grams). Good work Das!