Down to Earth
Nutzen, was da ist – Wege in eine nachhaltige Wirtschaftsweise
Social scientist Corinna Vosse wants to use the creative re- and upcycling of materials as a sign of resistance to consumer culture, which is why she has launched the non-profit organisation Kunst-Stoffe – Zentralstelle für wiederverwendbare Materialien e.V.
- 40 min
- In German
Corinna Vosse has a PhD in Social Sciences and works as lecturer, author, consultant and managing director of the Berlin-based organisation Kunst-Stoffe – Central Department for Reusable Materials e.V. It is the foremost aim of this first ever centre for reusable art materials in Germany to find creative usages for supposed waste and to take a stand against compulsive consumerism. Besides its material stores, which stock a wide range of materials, the organisation runs a metal workshop for cargo bikes as well as two repair cafés, where visitors can repair smaller electronic household devices, such as HiFi-systems or electric drills with the help of volunteer technicians.