TransfoAcademy

TransfoAcademy is an informal educational program developed by TransfoLAB BCN that offers tailored workshops, capacity building training and lectures for institutions (schools, universities), citizens (children, youth, and adults in retraining/life-long learning) and corporations, through design, transformation, circular economy and creative reuse/repurposing. We offer extracurricular education and support for projects by young professionals and students.

Our educational program for individuals and businesses focuses on ecodesign, circular economy, creative recycling, woodworking with reuse, prototyping, etc.

Courses and workshops

We offer informal training through our regular program of courses and workshops aimed at the general public for all ages. So far we have conducted training in the following fields: carpentry, blacksmithing, forging, creative reuse and object manufacturing (lamps from discarded bicycle parts, candle holders from recovered pallets), jewellery made from recycled materials, mosaics with recycled glass, marbeling with natural dyes, etc. The workshops are carried out by our own instructors or in collaboration with TransfoLAB BCN partners.

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During the course we will teach you how to use the different carpentry machines (both manual and tabletop) that we have at TransfoLAB BCN. More info!

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Enjoy a weekend of designing and fabricating your own sterling silver ring from start to finish. More info!

TransfoResidencies

A program that promotes research in the field of architecture and design through waste management, recycling, circular economy and creative reuse; as well as new models of production and self-employment in order to reinforce the social and solidarity economy of our context. TransfoLAB BCN so far has received dozens of students from creative industries schools to carry out professional practices, and adults in the retraining process in order to complete their training process.

Ksenija is an industrial designer from Sweden passionate about creating, building, organizing and cleaning. In her free time she is building a Tiny house with the collective FLIKS (fliksforening.org). 

 

Currently she is doing her residency at TransfoLAB BCN where she is investigating and designing the process flow and layout for a prototype Library of Reclaimed Materials.