After the success of last year’s inaugural Off the Grid, Australia’s first solar-powered, zero-waste music and arts festival is back with another great lineup of shimmering local talent. Taking place once again at the ACCA Forecourt on the summer solstice (Wednesday 21 December), Off the Grid presents a packed day of local arts, entertainment and local food, all powered by local energy – with 100% of profits going directly into building a solar project set to speed up Melbourne’s transition towards becoming a self-sufficient city. All recyclables from the event will also be recycled, with all organic waste to be used for compost with no material sent to landfill, in a bid to achieve zero-waste status.
Presented by our pals at Finding Infinity, an organisation dedicated to speeding up the world’s transition to renewables through creativity and consulting, Off the Grid’s five-metre high stage will be powered by a high-tech battery power bank. Head to the Off The Grid website for all the event info you need & ticketing information.
GIVEAWAY! We’ve got a double pass (RRP $200) for one lucky Assemble Papers reader and a friend to head along to Off the Grid festival and its Palimpsest conference. Email your name and phone number to hello [at] assemblepapers [dot] com [dot] au (Subject: ‘OTG 2016’) before 5pm Friday 25 November for your chance to win!
Assemble Papers is an official media partner for Off the Grid Festival 2016. Original image: Off The Grid 2015, via Finding Infinity.
The 7th print issue of Assemble Papers, 'In/formation', considers activism, collective action and the power of people in the information age. (The Beyonce reference in this issue's title is a happy accident.) Here, AP editor Sara Savage explains some of the thinking behind this issue, published in partnership with CLIMARTE, the clever folks behind the biennial ART+CLIMATE=CHANGE festival
Liberate Tate is an activist art collective, formed shortly after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, that spent six long years campaigning British cultural institution Tate to drop its oil company funding through a series of nearly 20 unsanctioned performances, interventions and protests. Sara Savage speaks to co-founder Mel Evans about 'Big Oil', ethical sponsorship and the power of performance
Tiggy cafe's Sarah Booth and Julia Dunne share a recipe they learned from Nayran Tabiei, cooking teacher at Free to Feed, a pop-up cooking school in Melbourne taught by refugees and asylum seekers. The recipe? Nayran's Tas Kebab – originating in Turkey, over the centuries it's a dish that has made its way across the region and appears here with a Syrian twist