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Re-usable Stage Design at TEDxVer-o-Peso
On August 27th, TEDxVer-o-Peso took place in the city of Belém, State of Pará, one of the 8 states that belongs to the Brazilian Amazon Rainforest.
For the stage design of TEDxVer-o-Peso, we invited a group of young, local artists responsible for Projeto Reconstruções (Reconstruction Project). The project aims to disseminate ecodesign, using material that would otherwise be discarded to make art.
The Projeto Reconstruções stage design received many compliments and the result was amazing. They transformed cardboard boxes in a great scene – the “stars” they created with the boxes talked perfectly with our design, representing very well the ancient art from Pará.
The cardboard boxes used for the stage background for TEDxVer-o-Peso were taken from another event, which had taken place earlier in 2011.
At the end of the event, the cardboard boxes were donated to a local association of collectors of recyclable material, the Associação de Catadores da Coleta Seletiva de Belém (ACCSB).
The fruits and vegetables we used on stage design – in a relation with the Ver-o-Peso Market, that inspired the name of our event and from where lots of fruits can be found - were donated to a child care center named Lar Cordeirinho de Deus, which houses children from other parts of the State of Pará who travel to the capital for cancer, heart and kidney treatment.
Written by Karina Miotto, TEDxVer-o-Peso Organizer