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Thursday, March 26 • 9:00am - 5:00pm
Workshop: The Way Forward: Balloon-Enabled RedCross Workshop

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THE WAY FORWARD: BALLOON-ENABLED REDCROSS WORKSHOP

As part of the conference, keynote speaker Pablo Suarez, Associate Director of the Red Cross/Red Crescent Climate Centre, presents The Way Forward, a quest to collectively construct a large solar hot air balloon made of plastic bags that would otherwise be trash.

THE WAY FORWARD: Balloon-Enabled RedCross Workshop

Co-creating wonder-producing artwork from a pernicious source of waste – the plastic bag – produces a powerful experience for all communities threatened by a changing climate. It attracts viewers and offers a means to re-imagine the world and its possibilities. The proposed crowd-made solar hot air balloon can be used as part of participatory processes to explore climate change science, adaptation, and mitigation. A flying solar balloon can promote resilience in any local context, offering local media a simple story for reporting community efforts in understanding and addressing climate change.

ASU alumni and artist Bobby Zokaites will lead a drop-in workshop on March 25 and 26 at Arizona State University. The workshop participants will actively construct this 30-foot hot air balloon, so come for a day or just an hour to help realize this project! 

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Bobby Zokaites

Bobby Zokaites is an Arizona-based artist engaging his imagination through the creation of large-scale, colorful, and interactive spaces and objects. Enthusiastic about the idea of ‘play’, his work investigates themes of adventure and childhood while utilizing construction and assembly methods inspired by industrial processes. Approaching opportunities with big vision, the work is physically ambitious, conceptually dynamic, and... Read More →


Thursday March 26, 2015 9:00am - 5:00pm
Art Building 900 S. Forest Mall Tempe, AZ 85281

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