[Challenge:Future] Better youth for a better world
OLD OBJECTS NEW SPACESBETTER YOUTH FOR A BETTER WORLD CALL FOR ACTION Team leader MIA
All began 200 years ago with the industrial revolution When machineries replaced human labor and fossil fuels became our main production sourceThis made us able to produce more … And be able to easily in a shorter amount of time satisfy our daily needs Which had a major effect on human population growth, resource consumption and waste production
How big are these effects on our planet’s scale???Human consumption has doubled in the The average American produces about 2kg of last 30 years and continues waste a day, 13 kg a week and 726 kg a year. to accelerate with 1.5 percent per year. Each year in the European UnionBetween 1990 and 1995, the alone we throw away 1.3 billion amount of tones of waste. This amounts to waste generated in Europe about 3.5 tones of solid waste for increased by 10% every man, woman and child.1 billion people in 18046 billion people in 1999 In the past three decades 1/3 of7 billion people in 2010 the planet’s resources has been And with a growth of consumed. 75 million people/year we will reach9 billion people by 2046 Humanity ecological footprint has increased to 125% of global carrying capacity and could rise to 170% by 2040. Sources: the United Nations, Population Division; the World Wildlife Fund (WWF); the Environmental Protection Agency; European Commission focus on waste management; Paul Hawken, Amory Lovins and L. Hunter Lovins, Natural Capitalism
HOW CAN WE CUT THIS CHAINAND MAKE PEOPLE STOP FOR A WHILE ?
By creating a public space that can change it’s appearance when people need it WHO WILL START THIS? An artist/craftman who knows how to give SCULPTURES a new life to apparently useless obects URBAN FURNITURE TRASH DECORATION OBJECTS GARBAGE RECYCLING REUSE INVENTIONSUSED OBJECTS TOYS AND GAMES FOR HOW? By helding lectures, public debates, workshops, THE CHILDREN expositions, demonstrations... WHEN? During the weekends, in the afternoon or evening FOR WHOM? For all the children who live in the neighbourhood, no matter their social status.
Who is involved in this change and how? •By interacting with the inhabitants•By collecting their waste and old and knowing their thoughts and objects needs •By providing the authorizations •By mediating the relationship•By sharing tools and objects with the community needed to allow the activities inhabitants – local authorities happen in the public space•By participating in the workshops •By promoting the events•By creating new objects •By organizing competitions between the neighbourhoods NGO’S CHILDREN LOCAL AND PARENTS AUTHORITIES ARTISTS •By holding exhibitions in the SPONSORS neighbourhood’s public space •By coordinating free recycling workshops in the neighbourhood •By coordinating debates about new ways of recycling/reuse our trash •By donating tools and materials necessary for this workshop •By promoting the events
WITH THE HELP OF AN ARTIST AND A SIMPLE “COMMUNITY” BOXMOBILE, SUSTAINABLE (NO ENERGY CONSUMPTION, NO CO2 EMISSIONS, REUSED MATERIALS – WOOD, IRON ETC.), HUMAN POWERED, LIGHT WEIGHT, RELATIVELY FAST, INDEPENDENT OF TRAFFIC JAMS
A “COMMUNITY” BOX THAT CAN GO WHEREVER AND WHENEVER YOU NEED IT AND CAN CREATE NEW“MAGICAL” OBJECTS, WITH THE CHILDREN’S HELP.
What will the youth experience by participating to these activities?The FUN of spending free time with family and friends.The joy of CREATING an object with one’s own hands.The sense of PRESERVING our environment.The pleasure of WORKING together.The act of DISCOVERING news ways of recycling.The benefits of informal LEARNING.A new way of VOLUNTEERING and creating a social network.
MIHALACHE ALINA MIHAELA“Ion Mincu” University of Architecture and Urbanism Bucharest, Romania