Trajna is a design-led collective that works towards supporting multispecies livelihoods by exploring sustainable production of goods and infrastructures in Slovenia and across. With an interest in problems that arise with the spread of invasive species, we run Notweed paper, a local paper brand that offers printable paper from invasive plants and participate in APPLAUSE project. This 3-year project, coordinated by the city of Ljubljana, is oriented in setting up new circular economies by turning the biomass of invasive plants into a collection of eco-friendly products and services.
Cube Cola (Standing on the Hands of Giants) is an open source soft drink, hand-manufactured at the Cube Cinema in Bristol UK by the unincorporated partnership of Kayle Brandon and Kate Rich. The recipe was reverse-engineered from that of a stickily secretive, market-dominating drink, a world-scale project made possible with the help of a broad church of copyright activists, cake-makers, radical historians, colour scientists and soft drink enthusiasts. Cube Cola is served at the Cube Cinema bar and distributed around the globe in concentrate form.
Brave New Alps combine participatory research methods with radical pedagogy, feral approaches to community economies and lots of DIY making and organising. They create spaces for making, learning and exchanging and work on a 40-year research project that focuses on supporting and creating community economies and commons in the Italian Alps. Currently, they are in the process of co-creating a community academy and establishing an alpine community economies lab at the train station of Rovereto (IT).
Company Drinks is a drinks company with a difference.
We are a community space and social enterprise based in Barking and Dagenham, where we make drinks with and for each other. Company Drinks started in 2014 with the invitation to going picking together *, in local green spaces and the nearby countryside.