In 2011 we organized the first edition of our Trash Investigation Series, co-creation events where we invite professionals, groups and students to address a particular waste problem and provide answers from a design perspective. The next event is scheduled for May 2021 (if the current pandemic allows).

TransfoLAB BCN regularly takes part in different events and fairs, such as: Maker Faire Barcelona, Dutch Design Week, Design Week Barcelona, REHOGAR, Tallers Oberts, Pecha Kucha Barcelona and Valencia, Matins Maker, Poblenou Open Day and Night etc.

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.

Happening at TransfoLAB BCN

TransfoLAB BCN will participate at Tallers Oberts 2022 with a program of workshops. We will be open for visits from 23th to 27th May, 10:00 -17:00. 

Workshop: Luthier. Construction of an Octo’jon
We will build this unique percussion instrument of innovative design bringing together the experience of playing a self-built instrument. Each participant will receive a plywood instrument, birch lids and strings.

Saturday 21.05 · 10: 00-12: 00

€ 35


The evolution...

Practical demonstration

Futura Surfboards / Rodrigo Dalvo will explain the project and his experience, the manufacturing methods and techniques, the workshop, the basic tools, accessories and the necessary materials.

Saturday 21.05 and 28.05 · 10:00-16:00

Workshop: Natural Impression - Copper Bracelet
Create your own unique bracelet by pressing different natural materials on the surface of the metal to create impressions. Students will use hammers and stamping tools to add symbols or words to enrich their design.

Saturday 28.05 · 10: 30-12: 30 p.m.

€ 55

Workshop: Architecture for girls and boys

We invite you to create and imagine worlds and build them in the architecture workshop for boys and girls. No prior knowledge is required and the material will be provided by the workshop. Feel free to discover an original and fun activity!

Saturday 28.05 · 10: 30-11: 30, 12: 00-13: 00

€ 10

Workshop: Make your own Hawaiilamp
Come and make your own Hawaii lamp from reclaimed bicycle wheel. You will learn how to attach a lamp holder to its cable, find out how it works and you will put all the parts of a bicycle together in a creative process, being a maker for a day.

Saturday 28.05 · 12: 00-14: 00

€ 45

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