NEW TARGET: Free workshop for children from El Raval
Help us to overpass 3,500 euros and give them the free workshop for these children. The workshop will be given as follows:
1st week: 6 to 10 July
10 hours ( 2 h each day, from 15:00 a 17:00 hrs)
Limited to: 8 children
2nd week: 3 to 7 August
10 hours ( 2 h each day, from 15:00 a 17:00 hrs)
Limited to: 8 children
Help us to make WapaDeKartôn a reality
We will create gifts and design artifacts based on garbage and material recovery to give them a second chance and transforming them into design objects.
We will start recovering three kind of materials found in Barcelona streets: Pallets, Carboarboard/Paper and Plastics (PET, PP, PS, etc), from now on we shall call these materials URMs (Upcycling Raw Materials ).
The first step is done. We've presented our project to a competition of Foment Ciutat Vella and we won low cost rental for the first year. Read more
With the crowdfunding campaign we want to get an initial amount of money to
work for a period of 6 months. And that's the reason that we need this initial money. The rest of the money will come from our work done in WapaDeKartôn. We hope to make and sell a lot to continue working. For this, we need your collaboration.
What happens if we exceed the objective?
First of all, that will be wonderful. Second, we will commit to make the following:
For each extra 10 euros, we'll give a plantable seed card to anonymous people in Barcelona streets. These cards will have a special note explaining their origin. This way, the card is not only a gift but we'll disseminate the crowdfunding as financial model.
If we exceed 3500 euros, WapaDeKartôn will make a recycling and upcycling FREE workshop for kids of Ciutat Vella neighbors. This does not exclude the last point.
If we exceed 5000 euros, WapaDeKartôn, we pledge to create a job for a period of six months, extendable if accounts allow us. This does not exclude the above two points.
The trash/ the waste: a rough diamond
Everyday in the city of Barcelona, an enormous quantity of trash is thrown away, which could be reused in order to contribute to the generation of tools for drawing, as well as to the waste management. Whether it comes from the homes or from restoration business, or even from rehabilitation works and constructions, the leftovers is an everyday situation that can be relieved by recollecting this so-called “waste” for a future purpose/reuse.
Apart from the already mentioned URMs, in many cases the leftovers come from manufactured goods and, according to the viability, it's also possible to turn them into drawing objects.
About the rewards
The rewards will be mailed to the supporters' addresses within 60 days from the end of the crowdfunding campaign.
Everyone who support the WapaDeKartôn, financially or in any other way, will be invited for the opening day. The inauguration of the establishment will happen within 40 days from the end of the crowdfunding campaign. It is possible to pick up the rewards in the opening day, for the ones who prefer to do so. For the ones who prefer to have them delivered, the rewards will be mailed to the addresses provided in the forms that will be sent to the supporters.
Any bets for reducing the CO2 emissions?
The carbon footprint is a very latent theme and it is deeply connected to projects such as WapaDeKartôn. As we reuse materials, we are contributing directly to the reduction of the gases that cause the greenhouse effect.
Example: we have 2 tables (IKEA tables), 4 chairs and 10 books that will be discarded. Instead of leaving them in the containers, we can use them to create new objects:
Books: with the covers I will make a purse , a bag for a laptop and some clocks.
Two tables: a set of two coffee tables.
Four chairs: I will create two garden benches and, at the same time, use the books pages to decorate them.
NOTE: The images shown in this example were found on Pinterest and are for illustration purposes only.
When we talk about reducing the CO2 emissions, we do it with criteria and cause, as demonstrated on the Aerees.org certificate.
Apart from the financial support, we need you help to disseminate the project. We believe that the principles in which the project WapaDeKartôn is based transcend all kinds of physical and mental borders, as we talk about our planet, about taking care of it for us and for the ones yet to come.
We need to promote this project as widely as possible. For this we ask you to help us by shouting out loud the name WapaDeKartón in the social medias, among your friends, etc. Get in touch with WDK and we'll provide you all the information you'll need, as well as a press kit.
There is an important part of the residues produced by shops, bars, restaurants and companies of all kinds. These leftovers are wasted on daily basis and they can be used to elaborate high quality products with a very fine design. These residues can be: paper, olive oil, paperboard, plastic, porex, metal, coffee cans, ink cans, plastic and glass bottles, furniture, etc.
What will be done with the money
The financial support will allow us to afford the first few months at the studio. It will be possible to focus on the investigation and the elaboration of the rewards, as well as the product we'll sell at the shop.
The following image shows how the contributions will be distribute along the first 6 months, in cyan:
The first month of the studio will be dedicated to the elaboration of the rewards and the products we'll sell at the shop.
Besides, during the first month we'll set the shop: we'll make our furniture, cupboards, decoration, etc.
The promoting team of this project it´s 75% professionals and technicians that are dedicating their time to get this project going without any monetary compensation. We are bound together by friendship and trust, besides our mutual concern for the protection of the environment and the strong belief that “Another world is possible”. We are, by nature, restless. We move in different scenarios in our professional lives but we converge in wanting to have a better, fairer and more quality life.
Solange Molina | Designer and founder of WapaDeKartôn
I have experience in raising awareness about the environmental impact and ecology. Since very young, I became interested in environmental issues and started participating in activities related to the municipality , school activities , etc.
For over 17 years , I have worked as a designer and art director in the web world. With WapaDeKartôn * * I am going back to the roots of the handmade and craft , but with all the experience I have accumulated leading web development projects .
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Esther Parrilla Endrino | Project Controller
Industrial Engineer, she has worked for over 15 years in R&D as a software engineer and technical manager in the aerospace sector. She has coordinated teams and, among other things, has been in charge of validation and verification procedures by finding and proposing complex technical solutions.
In this project, Esther´s main role is to sort the organization of tasks, set priorities and monitor possible project risks .
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Oscar Moreno | Investor
Software engineer professional, Oscar has worked for over 10 years in energy projects in Mexico, Egypt and Spain. He currently works and lives in Barcelona.
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Andrea Faroppa | Community Manager
She has worked in Uruguay, UK and Spain in managing large-scale events. It stands out her work in the organization of the TEDx Talks events in Montevideo and Barcelona. Currently studying a degree in Communication and Cultural Industries at the University of Barcelona.
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Ingrid Teixido Crusellas | Interior designer and window dresser
Interior designer by the Escola d'art Superior de Disseny Deià and Visual Merchandising and Strategic Window Dressing expert. Ingrid works as a freelance in Barcelona for different customers.
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Special thanks to :
Disco Conut for the music
Andrea Faroppa for English Translation
Beatrice Trujillo for English Translation