Já pensou em comer o palco depois da peça de teatro?

10 04 2013

No outro dia eu fui com um amiga assistir a uma palestra sobre sustentabilidade apresentada pela comunidade de arquitetura e design de Melbourne. O evento foi realizado num barzinho meio estilo hippie chamado Section 8 que fica na cidade de Melbourne, na Austrália.

Earthly Activation

Foi um fim de semana bem legal, muito calor, verão bombando e varias coisas legais acontecendo na cidade. Haviam vários festivais entre eles o “Food & Wine Festival” – Festival de comidas e vinhos,  também tinha um festival de musica e dança húngara e por fim o “Sustainable Food Festival” onde haviam palestrantes bastante interessantes que falaram sobre comida sustentável e comidas orgânicas.

Uma das palestrantes explicou como funciona o sistema de rótulos e certificações de produtos orgânicos aqui na Austrália. Muitas marcas se dizem orgânicas, mas na realidade não são nada disso. Existem muitas falhas no sistema que ainda é muito recente. Foi uma discussão bem interessante e eu aprendi bastante coisas sobre os sistemas alimentares tradicionais e orgânicos aqui da Austrália. Mas o que eu realmente amei foi a apresentação Tanja Beer sobre “Living Stage” ou seja palco vivo.

The Living Stage

The Living Stage

A apresentação de Tanja foi realmente surpreendente! Eu nunca ouvi falar sobre esse conceito de “Green Theatre” (teatro verde) ou “Living Stage” (teatro vivo). O “Teatro Verde” oferece soluções sustentáveis ​ para apoiar a ética do “design ecológico” através do teatro e das artes cênicas. Tanja diz que a idéia principal é mostrar para a comunidade que é possível criar projetos artísticos originais e idéias com efeito mínimo sobre o meio ambiente.

Tanja compartilhou sua experiência com o público e explicou como ela começou a integrar a sustentabilidade em seu trabalho. Ela apresentou o conceito de “Teatro Vivo” que é um conceito eco-cenográfico, que combina design do palco, permacultura e envolvimento da comunidade para criar um espaço de atuação reciclável, biodegradável e comestível. Ela utiliza plantas, vegetais, frutas, saladas, etc.

Imagine uma peça de teatro onde no fim você pode, literalmente comer o palco?! Eu achei isso uma viagem! Um projeto muito louco que tem tudo para dar certo. Alias aqui em Melbourne já esta dando certo! Eu nunca tinha visto isso antes e achei essa ideia o máximo!

Em vez de usar materiais de construção tradicionais para construir o palco, Tanja usa materiais reciclados, plantas e uma horta que é cultivada pela comunidade. Ela contou que os atores também brincam com os elementos vivos no palco interagindo com o público. Com certeza deve ser uma experiência extraordinária para o publico que assiste a essas peças bastante originais!

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Ela trouxe algumas saladas de um de seus “Palcos Vivos” para sentirmos o gostinho de um palco comestível! A salada fresquinha estava deliciosa. Eu tenho apenas uma coisa a dizer! Tanja realmente faz um ótimo trabalho! Na minha opinião esta é uma forma bonita e criativa de integrar a sustentabilidade com design e artes cênicas. Parabéns Tanja pelo seu trabalho maravilhoso!

Se você quiser saber mais sobre as criações de Tanja e seu trabalho com o palco verde, visite http://tanjabeer.com/

Como diz Regina Casé, Palcos vivos vem com tudo!

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From plot to plate, from terrace to table

24 03 2013

On Thursday 14th March 2013 I went with one of my best friends to a conference held at the State Library of Victoria in Melbourne. The event was called “From plot to plate, from terrace to table”.

Indira Naidoo

The Edible Balcony

An amazing discussion with some great and well-known food writers! The TV presenter, journalist and food writer Indira Naidoo moderated the talk with Stephanie Alexander, Rohan Anderson and Max Allen.

Indira Naidoo’s book “The Edible Balcony” gives valuable advice on how to grow herbs, vegetables and fruits on your balcony. She claims that you don’t need to have a big garden to have your own fresh organic produce.

Stephanie Alexander

Kitchen Garden Cooking with Kids

Stephanie Alexander is known for the remarkable work that she undertakes with kids at the “Kitchen Garden Foundation”. She explained how rewarding it is to teach kids where vegies and fruits come from, to teach them how to plant and grow delicious tomatoes. She said that some parents say: “My son doesn’t eat vegetables”. But then when they actually grow their own vegetable and taste it they appreciate it and completely change their food habits. I think that it must be very exciting for a child to say: “Mum I grew this zucchini”! I remember myself when I was kid and we had to grow a bean by putting it in wet cotton. I remember that I was really excited when I first saw the little green plant growing from these beans!

Rohan Aderson Whole Larder Love

Whole Larder Love

Rohan Anderson is the author of the book “The Whole Larder Love”. He is a controversial food writer who lives in Ballarat and basically eats what he has in his garden. And when he wants some meat, he takes his gun and shoots a rabbit in the bush. He shared with us his experience and explained that before he used to eat a lot of fast food, and what made him change his food habits so drastically. His book looks amazing! It gives great recipes and tips on fresh organic country produce and skills for the simpler life.

Max Allen The history of Australian Wine

The History of Australian Wine

Max Allen writes about wine in Australia. He is the wine columnist for “The Weekend Australian Magazine” and G (Australia’s first ‘green lifestyle’ magazine) but also wine editor for Australian Gourmet Traveller magazine. During the talk he criticized the alcohol lobbying and compared it to the cigarette lobbying few years ago. I have heard that some people are trying to introduce unbranded packaging with pictures of car crashes on alcohol bottles the same way as we now have pictures of people dying from cancer on the cigarettes packs.

Personally I think that this is quite hypocritical, people get used to seeing those pictures and are not buying less cigarettes because of it. I think that people in Australia are buying fewer cigarettes because it’s very expensive and also some people are becoming more conscious of the bad effects of it. However I know a lot of people who are still smoking for pleasure and just got used to those horrible pictures on the packaging.

To summarise, the discussion was really interesting, lively and all the speakers were remarkably inspiring! I absolutely enjoyed being part of the audience. And at the end I got to talk to some of them and congratulate them on their wonderful work.

If you want to know more about the speakers here are the links to their blogs:

http://saucyonion.blogspot.com.au/

http://www.stephaniealexander.com.au/

http://wholelarderlove.com/

http://www.maxallen.com.au/index.html





Watch the play, eat the stage!

23 03 2013

The other day I went with a friend to ‘Earthly Activation’, an informal talk about sustainability presented by Melbourne’s architectural and design community. The event was held at the Section 8 pub in Melbourne.

Earthly Activation

A nice hot day, where some fantastic speakers gave great insight on relevant topics such as the current food system, ethical food, organic food certifications and sustainability in all its forms! It was a really good discussion and I learned a few things about traditional and organic food systems in Australia. But what I really loved was Tanja Beer’s presentation about “The Living Stage”.

This presentation was really surprising! I’ve never heard about this concept of “Green Theatre” or “Living Stage”. The “Green Theatre” offers sustainable solutions for theatrical design to support the ethic of ‘ecological design’ in the Performing Arts. The main idea is to demonstrate to the community that we can create exciting artistic projects and ideas with minimal effect on the environment.

The Living Stage

The Living Stage

Tanja shared her experience with the audience and explained how she started integrating sustainability into her work. She presented the concept of “Living Stage” which is an eco-scenographic concept that combines stage design, permaculture and community engagement to create a recyclable, biodegradable and edible performance space. She uses plants, vegetables, fruits, salads or even soil.

Imagine a stage that you can literally eat after the play! How crazy is that?! I have never seen this before and I really love the idea of being able to eat the stage! Such a cool idea!

Instead of using traditional construction materials to build the stage, they use recycled materials, plants and a veggie garden that is cultivated by the community. She said that the actors also play with the elements on the stage interacting with the audience. Those plays are for sure an exceptional experience for the public.

She brought some salads from one of her “Living Stages” for us to try and of course I didn’t miss the opportunity to scoff the salad! The taste was so good and healthy! I have just one thing to say! Great job Tanja! It’s a beautiful and creative way to integrate sustainability with design and performing arts. Well done!

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If you want to know more about Tanja’s creations and her extraordinary work, visit http://tanjabeer.com/

http://www.theage.com.au/entertainment/-2gb5z.html





Raingarden in Melbourne!

24 10 2012

On my way to work yesterday I saw this original tram stop. Instead of a billboard there is a real raingarden! I had to take a picture and post here! The white pipe on the right collects rainwater and water the plants that are inside the glass.

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Under the plants you can see different levels of soil. The plants inside are real and so lovely! I’ll try to take a better picture next time… I’ve never seen this before and I really love it!





Ponto de ônibus ecológico

24 10 2012

Gente ontem indo pro trabalho me deparei com uma novidade no ponto de ônibus perto da minha casa. Imaginem só que tem um jardim com plantas de verdade dentro do vidro onde normalmente ficam os banners publicitários. E essas plantas são regadas com agua da chuva! Olha só que legal!

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O cano branco que voces veem do lado direito é por onde a agua da chuva passa para regar as plantas dentro do vidro. Tudo bem as fotos tem péssima qualidade…celular antigo… Quando puder tento tirar umas fotos melhor, mas já da pra sacar a ideia! Gente ADOREI!!!! Muito show!





Um pé de quê na Austrália? Quase uma Regina Casé!

17 09 2012

Fim de semana passado eu participei de um projeto comunitário em Melbourne, na Austrália. Plantamos aproximadamente 300 arvores e plantas. Entre as arvores havia eucalipto e acácia. Esse projeto comunitário faz parte de um projeto de construção que está acontecendo em Melbourne. A empresa de construção que está comandando o projeto plantou mais de 180’000 arvores e plantas nativas da região. E organizou um dia de plantação comunitária envolvendo pessoas que moram na região e pessoas interessadas em participar de plantação de arvores. Eu fui dar uma mãozinha e me senti a própria Regina Casé em “Um Pé de Quê”. Muito legal!

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H&M is coming to Australia!!

12 07 2012

Good news for fashionistas! After Zara it is now up to H&M to conquer the Australian market. The Swedish fashion giant will open their doors in Sydney and Melbourne. The opening of the first H&M store in Sydney is scheduled for October this year.

More info at the link below:

http://oystermag.com/hm-to-open-in-sydney-melbourne








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