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Kulturlabor Trial&Error

Kulturlabor Trial & Error is a Berlin based, non profit organization, working with crafts, D.I.Y. culture, sustainability, arts and media. For updates of our events, subscribe to our newsletter!
Apr 21 '14

Food Sharing - Lebensmittelretten

In the past month we started cooperating with “food-sharing - Lebensmittelretten”. That means we are now an active “Fair-teiler” picking up excess food from stores and bakeries and distributing it to friends, neighbours and random passers.

The project has enormous scale. It is spread all over Germany and is organized as well as maintained by motivated volunteers. After enrolling we were introduced to an impressive website that maps all businesses that cooperate with the project. We are proud and excited to be a part of this inspiring project that strives to reduce trash and save food. You can read about the project here and of course become active yourself.


Distribution happens at Mareschstraße 10, for the moment on tuesdays 20:30-22:00 and wednesdays between 12:00-14:00. So far, it was mostly bread and baked goods we were sharing, but in the nearby future we hope to have more variety to offer. We were not making much public relation so far, and wonder what is the best way to inform our surrounding about it. If you have any creative ideas of how to do that, we invite you to share!

Mar 25 '14

Happy new spring! But before that…

… look back in cozy and joyful winter times. Check the photos from Kulturlabor’s D.I.Y. Markt and Brunches we had three Sundays in December. You liked the veagn brunches and would like it to be continued? Let us know and write us!

Tags: diy markt vegan brunch relax in december

Mar 5 '14
Its Baby Kleidung Tausch Day again! As always on the second saturday of the month. It works this way: you bring clothes that no longer feet your child (age 0-5, cleaned), find new items you would like to have, and spend a nice time with other parents from the neighborhood!
We are also looking for a lovely volunteer to help during the event. If you’re up to it, be in touch!

Its Baby Kleidung Tausch Day again! As always on the second saturday of the month. It works this way: you bring clothes that no longer feet your child (age 0-5, cleaned), find new items you would like to have, and spend a nice time with other parents from the neighborhood!

We are also looking for a lovely volunteer to help during the event. If you’re up to it, be in touch!

Feb 25 '14

Textile Upcycling Course

Four meetings of our textile upcycling already happened and its a great opportunity to update. So far we made pincushions, pillows and soft toys, all made from fabrics and sewing supply found or given to us. This is a nice way to use the clothing that are no longer wanted because of holes or stains. Most of those arrive to the swap-shop, and if they can’t be fixed they are to be upcycled! Our stuffing material is collected from wet and/or broken apart sofas thrown away around the neighbourhood. It feels really good to reclaim it, and make beautiful things out of it. However, talented helper Zahara chose to stuff her quilted pillow with pieces of left over fabric, and the result is proudly decorating our sofa.

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The atmosphere in the course is relaxed and cosy, and we share ideas and learn from each other. Each meeting has a general topic (next week- kitchen aprons and pot-holders). In the beginning we look at inspiration and ideas how to do it, then we start working, trying to create each persons vision. Not always we manage to finish our projects, due to time limitations, so todays meeting was about completing unfinished works.

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Our sewing machines are happy and pleased being used at least ones a week. Here are some more pictures from the meetings and some of the objects we made.

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Feb 25 '14
Zine Reading EventSo after a week and a half ago we had an exciting Zine making meeting, for everyone who is interested in self publishing, Tonight we had the first Trial&Error Zine Slam. We gathered slowly, had a drink and a piece of chocolate cake and read alone or out loud from zine collections, kindly brought and shared by the participants. Reading happened in four different languages, and naturally we also discussed some of the topics that came up. -Who tried to kill Andy Warhol and what did she write in jail?-What does it feel like to be in-love with a D.J? -Do Russian speakers understand Belarusian literature? -What can one do with endless amounts of juice? -And what does a horny camel have to do with all of it? Sign in for our newsletter to get updates about further Zine meetings, and you might find out!Thank you everyone for sharing and participating, It was a pleasure to have you over!

Zine Reading Event
So after a week and a half ago we had an exciting Zine making meeting, for everyone who is interested in self publishing, Tonight we had the first Trial&Error Zine Slam. We gathered slowly, had a drink and a piece of chocolate cake and read alone or out loud from zine collections, kindly brought and shared by the participants. Reading happened in four different languages, and naturally we also discussed some of the topics that came up.
-Who tried to kill Andy Warhol and what did she write in jail?
-What does it feel like to be in-love with a D.J?
-Do Russian speakers understand Belarusian literature?
-What can one do with endless amounts of juice?
-And what does a horny camel have to do with all of it?
Sign in for our newsletter to get updates about further Zine meetings, and you might find out!
Thank you everyone for sharing and participating, It was a pleasure to have you over!

Tags: zine zines

Feb 17 '14

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Join our team!

Kulturlabor Trial&Error will have the following free spaces for interns and volunteers:

Internships through Erasmus/Lenardo 1 placement April-June 2014, and 1 placement from October-December 2014. Apply as soon as possible, mention in the headline of your email “Kartoffelsalat”.

European Volunteary Service (EVS) one placement from september 2014 lasting minimum 6 months, maximum 1 year. Apply latest 1st of March, mention in the headline of your email “Sauerkraut”.

If you allready applied previously, you do not need to send us your CV and motivation again - just let us know you are still interested by responding to this call.

To apply send an email to volunteering@trial-error.org.

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Feb 7 '14

Open call: Participants for “crash course on Creative Activism”

Kulturlabor Trial&Error invites students, social workers, educators and curious citizens to join our 3 day workshop on creative activism methods! The course offers an insights into the scene and its theoretical background as well as practical exercise. It’s also meant to give you the opportunity to exchange and connect with other creative people.

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Creative Activism is a tool to promote active citizenship, strengthen community networks, encourage social groups to formulate and channel their opinion in public. The workshop is based on the theoretical background of “Masta handbook” (mastazine.net/handbook), enriched with an overview of spectacular actions as well as facilitated sharing of group experiences. During the workshop the variety of usage as well as practical methods of creative activism will be presented, participants will have practical parts/units combined with reflective discussions and theoretical input, as well a guest speaker is invited to share her experience.

Programme:
19.02. Introduction - Overview of Creative Activism – Exchange of experience and skills
26.02. Creative Activism in Practice: Planning, implementation and discussion of an Action
04.03. Creative Activism theory & Guest speaker

The workshops will take place between 18:00-21:30, our project space will be open for arrival from 17:30, so you can appear in good time if you whish!


Facilitators:
Julia Vernersson (Kulturlabor Trial&Error) project manager, facilitator
Ruta Vimba (Kulturlabor Trial&Error) project manager, facilitator

Hannah Göppert

Registration:
Due to limited amount of participants, this course requires registration. Registration closes on February
16 th. There is a participation fee of 25 EUR - which covers extra material and organisational costs as well as 3 vegetarian meals. Possibility for solidarity fee is available, describe your motivation in the application.


If you are interested in participating , please contact us per email - headquarters@mastazine.net, mention in the subject “3 days workshop”. Briefly explain your level of expertise in creative activism, and motivation to join the course, as well as your name, organisation you represent (if applicable) and current occupation.

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Feb 4 '14
Nächste samstag wieder kinder kleidertausch! Bis dann!

Nächste samstag wieder kinder kleidertausch! Bis dann!

Jan 16 '14

Dear friends of Trial&Error,

we are starting the year with three new courses!

We are really happy to present you the first creative course program of Kulturlabor Trial & Error e.V! Take the opportunity to join us in february – creating together, sharing knowledge and skills and inspiring each-other. We provide the space, time, material, equipment and support along the way to expressing your creativity and realizing your projects. 3 different courses will start simoultaneously.

The courses were developed according to our philosophy of sharing knowledge and with environmental and ecological perspectives taken into account. Almost all materials are re-used or discarded materials.

1. Paper explorers – a creative quest in the world of paper
Mondays 16.30-18.00 @ Mareschstr. 10

2. Creative upcycling - from trash to treasure
Fridays 15:00- 17:30 @ Mareschstr. 10

3. Textile upcycling - give a second life to clothes and textiles
Tuesdays 18:30-21:30 @ Mareschstr. 10

Want to know more? Check it out here.

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Liebe Freunde von Trial&Error,

wir anfangen das neue Jahr mit eine neues Kursangebot!

Endlich ist es so weit!­ Kulturlabor T&E präsentiert ein kreatives Kursangebot! Ergreife die Gelegenheit und komm im Februar zu uns: lass deiner Kreativität freien Lauf, teile dein Wissen, deine Ideen mit anderen und lass uns einander inspireren. Wir organisieren die Räume, Zeit, Materialien sowie Ausstattung und geben dir Unterstützung auf dem Weg deine kreativen Projekte zu
realisieren.

In Februar beginnen drei Kurse. In unseren Kursen berücksichtigen wir Nachhaltigkeit und Umwelt und folgen unserer Philosphie des Teilens von Wissen und Ausprobierens.

1. Entdecke Papier – eine kreative Reise in die Welt des Papiers
Montags 16.30­18.00 @ Mareschstr. 10

2. Kreatives Upcycling -­ vom Müll zum Design
Freitags 15:00­ 17:30 @ Mareschstr. 10

3. Textil Upcycling ­- das zweite Leben meiner alten Kleidung
Dienstags 18:30­21:30 @ Mareschstr. 10

Hört sich gut an? Mehr infos gibt es hier.

Dec 4 '13

Relax im December mit Trial&Error

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EINLADUNG zum DIY-Markt und Veganen Brunch

Trial&Error hat sich entschieden - lass uns den Dezember zum Solidaritätsmonat machen! Wir laden euch ein zum DIY-Markt und Veganen Brunch, Trial&Error and Recycled Creativity präsentieren: veganer Brunch + Glühwein&Punsch + Workshops zum Mitmachen + DIY Markt mit selbstgemachten Sachen + Tauschladen Soli-Kuchen-Cafe + herzerwärmende Musik

Termine:
8. Dezember, 12-18 Uhr (DIY Tambourine Workshop, Dreadlocks Häkel-Workshop)
15. Dezember, 12-18 Uhr (DIY Tambourine Workshop, die neue Glaskugel für den Weihnachtsbaum” mit HandMaid)
22. Dezember, 12-18 Uhr (DIY Tambourine Workshop, Ätherisches Öl Workshop)

So, 08.12, 15.12, 22.12. ///
Tauschladen, Mareschstraße 10 /// 12-min. 18 Uhr


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Trial&Error has decided to announce December as month for Solidarity and invite people to support the initatives, projects and neighbours that are working through the year, mainly voluntarily to make this world a nicer, warmer and lighter place. We invite the friends, participants, supporters and visitors of Recycled Creativity Festival and Tauschladen to join the DIY Market and Sunday brunch, to show support to the projects and simply enjoy the time together.
Promised - Brunch, Punsch, Glühwein, Workshops, DIY market with selfmade things, sweet cakes and warm music!

Dates:
8.12., 12-18 o´clock (DIY Tambourine Workshop, Dreadlocks Crochete-Workshop)
15.12., 12-18 o´clock (Tambourine Workshop, “The new glassdeco for Your Cristmastree” Workshop with Celine from HandMaid)
22.12., 12-18 o´clock (Tambourine Workshop, Aromatic Oil Workshop)

Dreadlock Workshop
Want to learn how to make yourself dreadlocks and to others without using any chemical stuff?
You will be shown the crochet-needle technique and if you come with a friend who is available to get a dreadlock on her/his hair, you will be sure to be assisted while practicing! 
Possibly bring a crochet needle (size 0,5 - 0,6) with you or send me an e-mail at leusdada@gmail.com if you need us to bring one for you.
Tamburello workshop
Lorenzo, an Italian drummer from Apulia (South of Italy), will teach you how to hold a Tamburello, the basic movements to play it, different possible rhythms and a bit of history of this overwhelming instrument largely used in folk music from the South of Italy, such as Tammuriata, Tarantella or Pizzica.
Please bring your Tamburello or any other kind of drum if you have one, otherwise you can practice with the ones we will put at disposal to be shared.
The workshop will be divided in 3 lessons of 2 hours each, with a suggested offer of 4 Euros for one day or 10 Euros for all the 3 days.
To take part please sign up per e-mail at july.otta@gmail.com possibly specifying how many days you are interested to join.

Tags: diy markt veganer brunch neukölln