Dodi Reifenberg

Dodi Reifenberg

Green Bag Movement is my invitation to you to think about
the beauty that happens when man-made waste is thoughtfully
recycled. It’s a big carpet garden of used plastic bags, loosely
contained by a long, skinny green belt. Toward the end of the
carpet garden, there’s a small portrait of Dr. Wangari Maathai.
Dr. Maathai won the 2004 Nobel Peace Prize because she
developed a broad based grass roots organization called the
Green Belt Movement, which has helped women in Kenya to
plant more than 30 million trees so far on their farms and
schools and church grounds. At the same time, the movement
has trained 30,000 women in forestry and bee keeping and
other trades to help them earn income while preserving their
lands and resources.
I made Dr. Maathai’s portrait from tiny fragments cut from
recycled plastic bags, which I piece together with sticky tape
like a mosaic.
What I’d like you to do is to stroll through the carpet garden
to take a close look at her portrait. Don’t worry if plastic bags fly
out of the garden or fall over its walls when you walk through
them. The nice security guard has been asked to tend the carpet
garden, by using a trash hook to return any stray bags.

Dear partners, supporters, friends and lovers,

due to the COVID-19 Virus our little ETF! office in Berlin remains closed and we are working from home.

As many fellow artists, creatives and freelancers this Corona crisis has hit us hard.
We had hoped to send out a newsletter this spring informing you all about our 19th venue in Lisbon, which was supposed to open in Carpintarias São Lázaro on the 19th of June 2020.
Now, with all the cancellations and the shut down of cultural life we hope to postpone and for EXAMPLES TO FOLLOW! to still be part of the program of Lisboa Green Capital 2020.
We will keep you posted.

Keep safe.


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