Li-bat quest

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Li-bat quest
Name Li-bat quest
Location Het Wilde Weg
Date 2024/07/21
Time 14:00-17:00
PeopleOrganisations Adèle & Léo
Type HDSC2024
Web Yes
Print No

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A clandestine cinema in the middle of an empty terrain, the mobile radio system in a demonstration, a market stand to digitise and exchange books, or a soundsystem in the middle of a pedestrian area...

These activities aiming to re-appropriate the city and to deviate public spaces from their usual consumerist routines, share one ingredient in common : electricity ! In many of these situations, the availability of this element is limited. People use different methods to get power while out in the streets, but this workshop proposes to develop a way to support these activities starting from a resource that has become ubiquitous in cities: lithium batteries. As the streets get more and more filled with networked devices, the batteries that allow them to work "wirelessly" need more and more lithium to be extracted. On top of the damage that the mining of this mineral does, far and close from here, many of the e-scooters and e-bikes dropped in the cities by venture-capital-driven rental companies often end up in garbage dumps and water ways. As many reasons to return this resource to common use !

This time will be a presentation of the project and the booklet we made to give access to this source of power. We would also like to engage in a discussion with you about energy, and about your ideas to broaden the possibilities of use for these batteries.

Leo : DIY-hacker and collective-lowtech-activist.

Adèle : observer, drawer and imageworker with a lot of empathy for dysfunctionnal, unefficient and obsolete technologies.