Autumn Recycling Day

17th november 2014

Sample of the selected projects and activities linked to the call that this year has been made with the motto “Waste prevention, art, new media and citizen participation”

Recycling Autumn is a call for the production and exhibition of art and technology projects that promote ecological recycling, waste prevention and citizen environmental awareness in Gijón. Promoted by the Municipal Urban Environment Services Company of Gijón (EMULSA), in collaboration with LABoral Centro de Arte y Creación Industrial, the Municipal Foundation of Culture and Gijón Creativa, its objective is to promote ecological recycling, prevent the generation of waste and raise awareness through the use of technology and citizen participation.


  • Expansive Container. Art and Ecology workshop project

In this school workshop on creation and destruction with clothes, theoretical bases on ecology, sustainability, creativity and expression will be offered. After a theoretical-conceptual introduction, we will proceed to action through the collective creation of interventions in space and in the body. The raw material will be a mountain of recycled clothing.
Hour:From 10 a.m.
Duration:1.30 h per group
Imparted by:Regina Dejimenez

  • Presentation What what? Netsuke

The project titled What, What? Netsuké, presented by the artist Chana Crespo-Joglar (Gijón, 1971) and 13 students from the Colegio de la Inmaculada in Gijón, has been the winner of the third edition of the Autumn of Recycling contest. In line with the contest’s objective of promoting recycling, waste prevention and citizen environmental awareness, proposes the creation of an archive-map of discarded objects that come back to life. They are objects, in principle already useless, that, accompanied by a written history, pass between hands leaving a graphic record of their transit. Also, what, what? Netsuké proposes the creation of a web support that stores and makes visible the history of these exchanges of objects, as well as the biography of the different objects and users. Finally, with the recovered objects, an installation will be created in the Old Institute of Gijón, where colors and objects are mixed.
Hour:6 to 6:30 p.m.

  • Presentations of other projects selected from the call: Paraiso Rural, Re-colectivo and Colectivo lxlxl

Hour:6:30 p.m. to 7:15 p.m.

  • Presentation by Blanca Callen. This is not garbage: conflicts and socio-environmental strategies around electronic waste

Throughout the life of our computers and electronic devices, a series of forces appear – factors and socio-material conditions – that compete to shorten or stretch their duration, to weaken or strengthen our ties with them, to accelerate or slow down their wear. or for increasing or reducing its value. The result of these tensions will mean that our computers will remain so for a while longer or that they will become electronic waste. In this presentation, these tensions will be mapped and some everyday and innovative responses that emerge from informal spaces and groups to address the environmental problem of electronic waste will be explored. That device you just threw away… are you sure it’s garbage? Blanca Callén has a doctorate in Social Psychology from the Autonomous University of Barcelona. She has worked as a teacher and social researcher on topics related to collective action and citizen participation, knowledge production, and social studies of science and technology. She carried out her post-doctoral project “Scrap policies: innovation and citizen expertise in the reduction, reuse and recycling of WEEE” at the University of Lancaster (England) and currently works as a teaching consultant at the Open University of Catalonia and independent social researcher. .
Hour:7:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

  • Electric Bike Generator World Championship by Paraisu Rural, Punto Limpio Móvil and InfoEMULSA office

Anyone riding a big wheel bike (cyclist or mountain type) can sign up and generate power. Each cyclist with his or her bike or that of the organization will get on the roller and pedal for one minute seeking to generate the greatest possible voltage. As the cyclist pedals, the letters of the word XIXON or PEDAL3A will light up sequentially. If you pedal a little, the first one lights up and if you pedal hard, the entire word lights up. With the voltages generated, a classification is made and the category winners are given a diploma.
Hour:6 to 9 p.m.
Place:Tomás y Valiente street/Plaza del Parchís



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Fundación Cultura Ayuntamiento Gijón
Gijón Creativo