UPCON – Upcycling Convention: 19+20 May

Feel very welcome to this year’s edition of the UPCON – Upcycling Convention in Bressanone/Brixen!

This 4th edition comes with a conference on Friday evening, starting from 19:00 at the cultural hotspot ASTRA. After a keynote by Materialnomaden (Vienna) and short talks by Jennifer Aksu (Berlin) and Martin Welker (Berlin) there will be a short discussion with stakeholders of South Tyrol’s politics, business and upcycling community.

Before the conference starts, we kick off the evening with the opening of the exhibition “Upcycling: The next generation” (see PRESSKIT) at 18:00 where we are showcasing student work from young graduates and students at the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano.

Saturday, two masterclasses take place in the morning at the OEW premises:

  1. ”Vom Abfall zum Glücksfall”, with Johannes Münsch (Upcycling Studio Innsbruck)
  2. ”Dein Hemd, mein Kleid”, with Caterina Marchettini (Tailor from Neustift)
    Seats are limited, so please register here.

Saturday afternoon the program continues at wonderful site of “REX – Material und Dinge / Materiali e Cose” with a market for 2nd hand clothes and upcycled items. The market is accompanied by a nice program for young and old including good food, drinks and live music by Timbreroots.

See the full program attached (in German/Italian). Please follow our website, Facebook event and Instagram page for the latest program updates in the making. Again, feel very welcome and tell your friends!

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Full program (Deutsch / Italiano)