In this workshop we are recycling, reusing and rethinking the fabric of a hot-air balloons that can no longer fly. We are going to proove that fantasy and creativity will nevertheless carry us further on. In an exercise of deconstruction and creation, the material’s potential invites to think of new uses such as inflatables, chairs, bags, lamps, dresses, canopies, posters, windmills, kites...
The participants shall organise their work in groups in order to encourage team work and mutual learning, and document the entiretransformation process of the balloon.
Each balloon has its own story and specificity; its colours, cuts, dirt, deterioration, and publicity add another layer of authenticity to our own intellectual and manual work.
In addition to the individual projects we are going to turn the balloon’s dome into an “iglù de vent” –an ideal space to finally present the participant’s achievements. Images can be projected on to the fabric of the balloon, and there is a possibility that multiple graphic applications could be used, for example eco-friendly advertisement.