Trash Investigation Series

The Trash Investigation Series is a two day celebration of upcycling, recycling, creative reuse and all other design methods that make our planet a cleaner and nicer place to live in.


Trash Talks is envisioned as a series of talks, panels, exhibitions and video projections focused on the waste problem. Each session will be addressing a specific problem or topic, and will be led by professionals from the specific field.

Your event at TransfoLAB BCN!

TransfoLAB BCN can accomodate different events, such as conferences, workshops, lectures, seminars, press conferences, corporate events, exhibitions and cultural performances (music, theater, film). We will work together throughout every step of the way to make your event the best experience for you and your guests! 

Happening at TransfoLAB BCN!
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The Urban Creative District will be a unique opportunity to get closer to Poblenou, discover its new reality as the city's creative engine and contribute to the reactivation of the economic activity in the neighbourhood.

At TransfoLAB BCN we would like to celebrate our 5th anniversary with a Pop-Up Showroom where you will find a careful selection of sustainable and artisan products.

You will have the opportunity to meet and buy as gifts the work of our current and former partners. Among the participating brands will be Artesans en Ferro, Agustina Garrigou, Lucirmas, Made with love by Sonia, MB Woodworks, PennyP, Marteen Sports, Transfodesign etc.

Hours: F-S-S from 11am to 6pm. Registrations are mandatory!

Past Events!

Poblenou Open Night at TransfoLAB BCN

November 22, 2018

​TransfoLAB BCN took part in the Makers Circuit with guided visits to our space. In parallel we had a program of activities with our members.


19:00 – 01:00 Exhibition: Sintesi Contract (, Dani Bejarano (, Transfodesign (, Agustina Garrigou (, Sa Magalhães (

19:00 – 01:00 TransfoLAB BCN – Lounching or a crowdfunding campaign on Goteo

19:00 - 20:30 Dani Bejarano and Ben Hunter ( - "Workshop on muralism in public spaces"

20:00 – 20:30 Cunicode ( – “How to scan the world in 3D with your mobile and free software”

20:30 – 21:00 Calum Pheby – “Coffeecup Challenge”

20:30 – 22:00 Agustina Garrigou – “Live demostration of her work technique in potter's wheel and modeling”

22:00 – 23:00 DJ Set Will Blake ( & Kuor Larraz (

Made in TransfoLAB

May 09, 2018

From 10th until 12th May, TransfoLAB BCN hosted a pop-up shop "Made in TransfoLAB" presenting products designed and produced by our makers:

• Transfodesign Col
• AG Cerámica by Agus Garrigou
• Gerry Murphy
• Lavana
• EPOCA Coffee Technicians
• Nicematches

The event will close on the 12th May as part of the Poblenou Open Day organized by Poblenou Urban District! TransfoLAB BCN will be part of the Makers Circuit with guided tours of our space.

Poblenou Open Night

November 23, 2017

​SAVE THE DATE! On 24th November, from 19:00 until 24:00, the new edition of Poblenou Open Night will take place! One evening where art and creativity are the fundamental pillars, around which, a series of events and activities will be organized by the various entities from Poblenou's creative community. 

Similar to Open Night 2016, TransfoLAB BCN will participate at the Makers Circuit with guided visits at our space. In parallel we have organized a program of activities held by our members: 

19:00 - 24:00 

- bicycle baskets made out of reclaimed wood and bicycle spokes by Gerry Murphy

- various products by Nicematches

- Hawaii lamps by Transfodesign

VIDEO PROJECTIONS: interviews with makers by Wisse Hettinga


20:00 - 22:00

WORKSHOP: Introduction to ceramics – workshop for accompanied kids (age 6+) and adults by Agustina Garrigou, participation 5€, limited places. Reserve at:

20:00 - 24:00


BIKEWARS by Gema Polanco/ Navaja Automatica

October 04, 2017

Inauguration 5th October 19:00 / Live music: TRONCO

Part of Rueda Festival for cinema and bicycle of Barcelona, which this year will be celebrated on 5 / 6 / 7 and 8 October with a wide range of parallel activities.

Redesigned Pop-Up

June 08, 2017

We are happy to announce the fourth edition of the Trash Investigation Series: Redesigned Pop-Up! The event will take place on the 9th and the 10th of June and is part of the Barcelona Design Week. With Redesigned Pop-Up we challenge makers, architects, designers and students to create mobile pop-up installations for the public space made entirely out of waste.

The event is open to the public and for two days you can follow our participants build their own designs and ideas. Redesigned Pop-Up will close with a party, where all the installations will be put to use according to their designed functionality.

Open Day at TransfoLAB BCN

May 05, 2017

​On 6th of May one of the most anticipated meetings of the year took place: the new edition of Open Day, organized by Poblenou Urban District! Similar to Open Night 16, TransfoLAB BCN was part of the Makers Circuit with guided tours of our space. In parallel we organized a program of activities held by our members. 

Makerspaces Circuit during Open Night

December 15, 2016

TransfoLAB BCN was part of the Makerspaces Circuit during Poblenou Open Night! We had lots of visitors and many amazing connections! 

TransfoLAB BCN turns one!

October 28, 2016

One year passed since we have opened the doors of TransfoLAB BCN! During this time we have collaborated with some wonderful people and had amazing events! And we are planning much more for the upcoming year! We celebrated with drinks and jazz!

Transformation of plastic waste into functional products

September 16, 2016

TallerEsfèrica guided the participants through the amazing cycle of plastic and showed everyone how to produce their own own PotClau!

Trash Pop-Up Session

June 10, 2016

Brainstorming session on possible needs and solution for pop-up structures made out of trash. This is one of the activities withing the OSCE (Open Source Circular Economy) Days 2016!

OSCEdays 2016 RIZOMA

June 09, 2016

Make creative solutions for "espai QUITXALLA", a space for family free play by CAN ROGER, and you can start a cycle of Circular Economy and Open Source!

Prototyping Sessions

June 08, 2016

Are you an architect, designer, maker, hobbyist or student? Would you like to make a reality your product idea? We invite you on our first Prototyping Sessions at TransfoLAB BCN! You bring the material (waste) you would like to use and your idea and we will take care of the rest! We offer the space, tools and our experience to help you build your first prototype! Prototyping Sessions is an event of Dispersion withing the OSCE (Open Source Circular Economy) Days 2016!

Happy Frog Travels - Georgia: lo mejor del Caúcaso

December 20, 2015

Happy Frog Travels took everyone for a trip to Georgia, the most spectacular country in the Caucasus!

Festive Thursday!

December 16, 2015

The holidays came early at TransfoLAB BCN this year! We celebrated with a pop-up store, designer's networking lunch, kids workshop and a party! It was great!

Sunday Barbecue

November 14, 2015

We love TransfoLAB BCN so much that we spend our weekends here. It's perfect for casual or business events!

First Open Day

November 06, 2015

We opened the doors of TransfoLAB BCN to show our friends, partners, customers and collaborators what we have created! And we received a lot of love! 

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