Plastic is closely interwoven with our lives, health, consumption habits have been changed by this material over the past 50 years. But we have lacked awareness of how to use this material in a sustainable way. Today plastic waste poses a huge threat to our environment; it is now in our water, in our land, in all living things, even in our bodies. There is an urgent need for social innovation of plastic. And for our lifestyles and business focus to change. Technological developments and practices have become more important for climate change prevention, clean and efficient energy and circular economy are the core issues we must deal with to secure the planet’s future.
The smartness of plastic as a material also gives us an opportunity to create exceptional ideas to revolutionize its use. PlasticTwist creates Tokenomics by a marketplace monetised in PToken for plastics re-use. PlasticTwist has exceptional ideas that can revolutionize the way plastic is used. It cares about the planet and opens doors for new ideas for all people and industries based upon existing open source, blockchain, gaming, crowdsourcing components, open data solutions and developments to the largest possible extent. Impacts citizens and grassrooted groups co-creation, innovative and trusted collaboration and knowledge transfer by increasing all stakeholders’ awareness; plastics as an asset potential due to increasing its circular economy re-entering; and blockchain based novel routes to markets.
The Horizon 2020 project PlasticTwist is working on developing an innovative and stimulating marketplace and an open digital awareness-raising platform which offers new opportunities for reusing plastic and finding new ways of doing business integrating plastic lifecycle awareness, monetization, and sustainable innovation. We want to bring all stakeholders on plastic value chain and circular economy together on revaluing plastic. The basis of PlasticTwist is a token system that provides financial incentives and gains through the Blockchain infrastructure. As an innovative tool of the digital economy the blockchain also provides a unique basis for a decentralized reliability and traceability.
At the end of this workshop, participants will find clues about where the future of consumption patterns and alternative materials of the future are going and where new consumption habits and environment are more sensitive to investment areas.
We aim to get the opinions of the relevant stakeholders about the system we are building, and to develop innovative ideas on how to implement it in their own applications. In this direction, we will carry out the activity with 2 separate workshops. Practical group studies will be carried out in both workshops.
June 12, 2019 Wednesday
TAK Design Atelier, Kadıköy
Rasimpaşa Mah. Duatepe Sk. No: 61 Yeldeğirmeni KADIKÖY – İSTANBUL
The old ”Özen Cinema” is the place in which we are continuing to our workshop in Yeldeğirmen District. For the last five years, this building has been working as ‘Design Studio Kadıköy-TAK’. TAK organizes various activities such as workshops, collective projects with universities and other organizations. One of the main goal of Tak is to ensure the effective participation of the neighborhood people in the decision-making processes with their ideas and designs. (TAK Kadıköy : http://takortak.org/ )
- The workshop language is English
- Please bring a plastic material/object with you to be used during the workshop
Please evaluate the PlasticTwist Wallet and the event here: https://evaluate.plastictwist.com/en
Plastic is closely interwoven with our consumption habits and has been accumulating for 50 years: in our water, in our soils and in all living things, even in our bodies themselves. Short Plastic stories distil impressions and emotions from the plastic age.
How do you live with plastic? How does that affect our actions and thoughts? When is Plastic beautiful, smart, scary, useful or even surprising? What could our future look like with plastic?
- Sensing the Plastic and Learning Plastic Types
- Hands-on work with Plastic
- Exchanging ideas and work done
Challenge: Re-Bottle:Rethinking the (plastic) bottle
Globally PET Bottles are being sold at the unbelievable scale of one million per minute. Some bottles are recycled, and some countries even have deposit schemes for PET. But the bottle caps are not made of PET. To secure that the bottle is tightly closed the cap is made of another type of plastic: either PP or PE demanding an extra round in the recycling process. Moreover, the caps are the third most common object found as litter at coastlines globally. How can we change this? The Re-Bottle solution must be hygienic and easy to transport and recycle. We are looking forward to your solution and will publicize and pitch them to a large audience on www.plastictwist.eu
What are the new investment opportunities in the circular economy? Which business models in the near future will earn more? How will plastic bring in? How will plastic gain value?
In this session, participants will get new insights into the new sustainable currency which is the financial key of the circular economy; Token, Tokenomics and the Blockchain concepts that provide reliability and traceability and innovative business practices. Participants will work on business models that support circular business practices by questioning established recycling practices, including sustainable innovations.
About The Project
This workshop is part of the EU Horizon 2020 innovation project called PlasticTwist. The interdisciplinary and international research team, in collaboration with the Hochschule Luzern in Switzerland, Aristoteles University of Thessaloniki and MEDSOS in Greece, NUROGAMES in Germany, Ceci n’est pas une Holding and Bluecity in Netherlands, Almerys in France, EOLAS in Spain and TAGES in Turkey.
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About The Neighborhood: Yeldeğirmeni
After walking for ten minutes in the direction of Haydarpaşa from the ferryport of Kadıköy, you arrive to İskele street …. Direction is YELDEĞİRMENİ !
YELDEĞİRMENİ is a rare neighborhood with full of surprises. The district, which is one of the oldest settlements of Istanbul, goes back to geological times.
Sea shell remains were found in Yeldeğirmeni. This shows that this area was once under sea water. And also, It was known that the walls built for the protection of the city of Chalcedon (the first settlement of Kadikoy) during BC.675, were passed through Yeldeğirmeni. The district of Yeldeğirmeni was an area inside /within the ”Haydarpaşa Meadow” before being settled.
This is why the names of the synagogue, church and schools located within the neighborhood, started with ”Haydarpaşa” prefix. It is known that there are pavilions with gardens in the settlement in the 15th and 16th centuries. In the 18th century, between the years 1774-1789, 4 windmills were built by Sultan Abdülhamit I. The neighborhood takes its name from these windmills, which were established to meet the flour of the inhabitants. Nowadays, you can even see the windmills in the logo of Historical Bakery in the region.
Today these windmills are blowing in the wind. But the historic buildings of the neighborhood are standing with all their splendor. Also known as Istanbul’s first apartment buildings,
During the second half of the 1800s, Jewish population settled in the meighborhood and this time the construction of Jewish apartment buildings accelerated and Yeldeğirmeni become more famous with its buildings. Eventually it can be said that, Yeldeğirmeni is the first apartment type building neighborhood of istanbul
Nowadays Yeldeğirmeni has become a new center of attraction for young people and has started to host many movie sets. So, if your path falls to Yeldeğirmeni today, there are many enjoyable activities you can do. For example, buildings in this neighborhood have eye-catching details, contradictory with the current understanding of construction.
Nowadays, the fashionable “Destroy the old, do the new” mentality did not visit this neighborhood. But the neighborhood is gentrified and becoming noble. The old inhabitants are mostly have been changed and the properties passed into the hands of another ‘upstanding’ group.
Residents of the neighborhood, who have been living here for 30-40 years, are slowly leaving their places to a new group of artists, academics and investors. Property values and rents are increasing and the neighborhood life turns into a more bohemian lifestyle. But happily, neighborhood’s historic bakery, barber, grocery store and artisans still stands.
In addition, new places are being opened along Karakolhane street. These are mostly tastefully decorated cafes, as if they were commercial concerns.
A special feature of the neighborhood is the Mural Istanbul Festival which has been ongoing since 2012. The products of this festival can be found in many of the deaf walls in the neighborhood.
Yeldeğirmeni, is a peaceful and quiet area, you do not come across the chaos of Istanbul in here. For this reason, it is possible to visit the streets, take photos and watch historical buildings.
Kehribardji, Menase, Celal Muhtar, Demirciyan, Sünget and Valpreda Apartment buildings are amongs the first residential complexes of Istanbul.
For example, Sünget Apartment building is in Macit Erbudak Street. This is the residence where German engineers who built the Haydarpaşa Train Station stay during construction period.
There are many impressive apartments like this in Yeldeğirmeni.
Another important place within the neighborhood is ”Ayrılık Fountain”-Separation Fountain, which was the historical farewell point where separations occurred during the Ottoman Empire. Those who went to the army, war or pilgrimage farewelled here with their loved ones. For this reason, the name was called as Separation Fountain.
Today, at the same location the construction of Marmaray attracts more attention than the old Fountain
It is forgotten that, the preservation of historical buildings with their very functions within the city is the most important legacy to be left to future generations. But today, as a heritage from ”Ayrılık Çeşmesi we have only the names of a cemetery, public transport stop and a street.
Behind the Ayrılıkçeşmesi cemetery, Ayrılıkçeşmesi Street glides with two-storey houses. Yeldeğirmeni sports Club is located at the entrance of this street.Street has an interesting story;
The British invasion of Istanbul is one of the important events in our history. The occupation of the capital of the Ottoman Empire, which ruled three continents, led the street to be called with a new name: Paris Quarter…
Women brought by the British Army from Galata, to meet the needs of the soldiers were placed in this street. So the street became known as the Paris Quarter. Despite the collapse of some of the houses on the street in the construction of Marmaray, the street still exists.
The neighborhood, which still preserves the cosmopolitan population structure, continues to host the worship of three religions including, Mosque; Rasimpaşa Mosque, Church; Ayios Georgios Greek Orthodox Church and synagogue; Hemdat Israel Synagogue.
French Eglisia Notre Dame du Rosarie Catholic Church is also another church located in the Yeldeğirmeni district. This building, which was purchased by Kadıköy Municipality is a successful restoration project and now used as an art center called Yeldeğirmeni Sanat. Built in 1895, this building reflects the architectural fatures of 19th century .
About The Lunch & Networking Place
Village Coffee & Books https://www.villageyeldegirmeni.com/