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Fri, 11 Aug 2023 10:14:46

photo of the local Brände Udde farm site's shed, assembled on a winter's day four years ago by a group second year design students using disgarded pallets. The shed houses donated gardening gloves, fishtail weeders, watering cans and further tools for shared use. As a structure of shelter and storage, the shed supports visible and invisible collective energies and endeavours. Walk over to it and you might find gatherings of recently rescued materials awaiting new life or bulbs of garlic drying in some July shade


Sun, 23 Jul 2023 22:44:31

photo of a table full of DIY low energy synthesizers connected to a delay machine for the low energy jam session that concluded our Nonagon festival workshop


Sun, 23 Jul 2023 22:37:07

photo of participant at the Nonagon festival workshop soldering a low powered feral circuit synthesizer


Sun, 23 Jul 2023 11:43:24

photo from our Nonagon festival workshop this weekend. Participants are sitting in a tent in a forest making regenerative low powered synths. Thanks to Nonagon and participants for a very nice gathering!


Sat, 22 Jul 2023 08:12:32

photo of hands with purple painted nails displaying low energy PCBs made for this weekend's Nonagon music festival workshop in Svanö, Sweden


Thu, 20 Jul 2023 20:10:08

photo of Oliver Jäggi holding a slime green PCB (printed circuit board) in the making. Olli and Miranda are in the REC studio this week working on low energy synth PCBs for the upcoming Nonagon music festival workshop


Thu, 20 Jul 2023 19:53:19

poster image for REC's upcoming Loose Energy Curriculum at the Humuspunk Library event on 2 Aug. Fierce purple text announces the event's finale - the Micronoises concert and its audiovisual explorations of the feral chaos of ultra low energy synthesisers


Sun, 16 Jul 2023 19:37:26

photo of Leah Ireland (from VXO Farmlab and the Feminist Farmers) with partcipants of the Seedlings open lab, who are all sat around a table upon which many bags of plant seeds are being spread across. Participants are discussing the complex socio-ecological politics of where seeds come from. Miranda, from the project, later describes seeds as 'magical genetic batteries'


Sun, 16 Jul 2023 19:10:47

photo of Zeenath Hasan at the Storage open lab, where Agata Bielska of Meadow Lab guided discussions on how technologists can learn from methods of food preservation and storage. Hasan is cutting beetroots and carrots harvested from the farm for fermenting and storing over the winter months. These ferments have been regularly on offer as snacks and energy givers during subsequent open lab workshops


Mon, 19 Jun 2023 09:50:53

photo of Daniel and Miranda on the Brände Udde farm site preparing the REC plot. Daniel is using a scythe from the collective shed to cut the tall wild grass that proliferates on the site


Sat, 17 Jun 2023 11:36:21

photo of the Feral Circuits workshop with workshop particpants sat at tables soldering together feral circuit components for connecting to the large soundboard in the middle of the room. the workshop, run in December, 2021, was part of the Friktion evening run by Media Artes in Växjö, Sweden


Sat, 17 Jun 2023 11:33:09

photo of hands with painted pink nail polish holding a feral circuit connected to a pepper via pins and crocodile clips


Sat, 17 Jun 2023 11:26:00

poster image for Feral Circuits workshop of a feral circuit connected to a small solar panel, a plant and a mushroom. fiery purple green poster text reads Feral Circuits: unearthing wild electricity through sound, friction and play


Thu, 15 Jun 2023 15:38:39

photo from the Fertility and Fertilizers open lab of workshop participants standing around a table covered with an assortment of tools for experimenting with soil sensing methods. A selection of long pussy willow branches stand in the middle of the table, signaling a sense of Spring in the air


Thu, 15 Jun 2023 09:33:35

poster image announning the Fertility and Fertilizers open lab, with lively pink text set against a stylised backdrop of plants, soil and worms. the workshop was a collaboration with Nadio Campo Woytuk & Marie Louise Juul Søndergaard and their project


Thu, 15 Jun 2023 09:18:17

photo of soil-smeared hands comparing clumps of wettened soil in them. participants are doing a soil sensing exercise as part of the Fertility and Fertilizers workshop. see for reflections on this. photo courtesy of Marie Louise Juul Søndergaard


Thu, 15 Jun 2023 09:08:26

photo of Helen and Smaranda preparing bioremediation bubble tea for the 2030m3 Earth Week workshop. the tea will be used to remediate the sealed soil beneath the concrete of a parking lot space that is being reimagined


Wed, 14 Jun 2023 21:50:47

poster image for Regenerative Energy Communites' drop-in energy and agriculture Open Lab workshops. the image features bright pink text with workshop details set against a photo of a floral tablecloth covered with soil, plants and electronics. printed on an energetic yellow banner along the bottom are the words drop-in, explore, experiment, make, learn, teach, bring, share


Mon, 12 Jun 2023 11:40:54

photo of Helene, who is standing on the farm plot and laughing. Helene has a bag of indigenous woad harvested from the REC plot. Helene and REC are experimenting with methods for creating plant based dyes for upcoming workshops on DIY natural dye sensitized solar panels


Fri, 09 Jun 2023 12:18:35

photo of an asphalt car parking lot. on the ground at the front is a bubbling jar of bioremdiation tea powered by a solar panel. in the background are two workshop participants focused on wiring up a microbial fuel cell


Thu, 08 Jun 2023 17:35:17

photo of the REC farm plot with a field of tall, wild grasses, backed by a row of trees, blue sky and a silver wheelbarrow in the plot


Thu, 08 Jun 2023 15:57:11