DIY and GIY movementsAuteur : Lorna Muddiman - Publié le : 2013-05-23 09:41 -
As people in Europe become more conscious about issues relating to waste, the environment, job security or financial insecurity, the DIY ("do it yourself") or GIY ("grow it yourself") movements have come to offer an alternative to modern consumer culture's emphasis on having to rely on others (industrial bodies, for instance) to satisfy needs.
Picture by bre pettis, Creative Commons
Why choose to "do it yourself" or "grow it yourself"? In essence, these movements are a re-introduction (often to urban and suburban dwellers) of the old pattern of personal or communal involvement and use of skills or other resources, thus contributing to a more sustainable way of life and greater well-being. Repair cafés, urban gardens, DIY/GIY workshops are all becoming commonplace in many countries across Europe. See below for a better idea of the types of local initiatives being carried out by citizens and communities seeking to be more environmentally-friendly, avoid waste (e.g. of food, skills, public spaces) and improve their quality of life overall.
Bring and FixPublié le : 2013-06-04 07:39 -
The London Orchard ProjectPublié le : 2013-05-10 08:54 -
Urban fruit for urban communities – developing a skilled community of Londoners to plant, care for and harvest fruit trees, thereby connecting urban communities and increasing access to fresh fruit.
Bretz'sellePublié le : 2013-05-03 14:23 -
Bretz'Selle was born around a simple idea: to promote the use of bicycles by learning how to repair bicycle in self-repair workshops.
Ciclofficina La GranataPublié le : 2013-04-26 12:46 -
Living ArchitecturePublié le : 2013-04-25 08:17 -
Start a Repair CaféPublié le : 2013-04-19 12:57 -
TlandhuisPublié le : 2013-04-19 09:00 -
The Garden of Eden ProjectPublié le : 2013-04-12 12:31 -
Urban Gardens in Rome 2 - The Eut-Orto ProjectPublié le : 2013-04-03 07:42 -