All posts tagged cocreation

2016: A year in review

Posted on January 2, 2017 at 8:56pm by russs.net Comments Off
2016: A year in review

Well, it’s been another year around the sun… What a great milepost to review what just happened! Thanks to Derek for the inspirational idea to write a year review. I am going to divide it into three sections:

Insights

You can only accomplish/discover/experience as far as you dream.
All the theory about supra-sexual cocreatitve relationships is true!  Its possible to channel procreative energy […]

Ecobrick Convergence Art Exhibition

Posted on December 26, 2016 at 3:43pm by russs.net Comments Off
Ecobrick Convergence Art Exhibition

 

Alrighty!  My first art exhibition in two years is almost here.

I am getting reallllly excited about this.  Mainly, because it really isn’t “my” art exhibition.  In the time since my last exhibitions back in Canada and Europe, my art has changed.  Completely.   I am not talking about change of painting style, or switch in medium or method.  I am […]

Ani and I

Posted on July 26, 2016 at 7:56pm by russs.net Comments Off
Ani and I

My work sharing ecobricks in Indonesia has been super charged this year through my partnership with Ani Himawati. A movement has been ignited in Jogjakarta which now has a life and unfolding of its own.  Tens of thousands of people, soon to be in the hundreds of thousands, are now ecobricking their plastic.  Our partnership isn’t just incidental. It’s been […]

Featured

Posted on May 13, 2013 at 11:33am by russs.net Comments Off

I was flipping through papers at the local newstand the other day when I had a shock:  There was our project on the front page! 

The article sprouts from an eco-conference that Sarah and Pi led in Bontoc.  The process of reflecting on the story behind the trash problem in Bontoc, brought out all sorts of fabulous insights from the […]

Lumiscent-mud-mortared-trash-brick-igloo-bench

Posted on January 27, 2013 at 9:25am by russs.net Comments Off
Lumiscent-mud-mortared-trash-brick-igloo-bench

I am excited! Our technique for building with trash bottle bricks has taken a giant serendipituous leap forward.

This past weekend I met Zelli and his wife Joany who are seasoned cob builders living in the Philippines. Against the odds, they have been pioneering ancient mud/clay/straw building techniques at their Baguio home perched on a hilltop. 

We joined forces to […]

Diamond Letters to Cambodia

Posted on December 13, 2012 at 8:38pm by russs.net Comments Off
Diamond Letters to Cambodia

Here are three of the amazing letters that the grade 6’s of Guina’ang Elementary crafted for the children in the orphanage in Siem Peap Cambodia.

Thanks to David for leading the creativity session in letter writing and envelope making.  The students were delighted at the opportunity and lovingly crafted messages to their unknown brothers and sisters in Cambodia.  We now have […]

Guina’ang Diamond Mandala

Posted on December 12, 2012 at 9:43pm by Russell Maier Comments Off
Guina’ang Diamond Mandala

Guina’ang is a small and humble mountain village in the Northern Philippines.  It takes 12 hours to get there from Manila and another two by rough road from Bontoc.  I’ve been working with Guina’ang for the last two years after getting lost hiking and being helped out by the kind staff.   Sarah Queblatin and I planted the intention of making […]

Garbage Heroes – bottle brick making featured in local paper.

Posted on October 23, 2012 at 11:48am by russs.net Comments Off
Garbage Heroes – bottle brick making featured in local paper.

A while ago, this great article came out on our work here in Sabangan with the local San Alfonso High School students.  Christa had the great idea that we should get the students to write about the process and interview folks during the day.  This newspaper article, published in the provincial paper is the result.  I love some of the […]

More Bottle Bricks, More Artful Innovations

Posted on October 19, 2012 at 1:40pm by russs.net Comments Off
More Bottle Bricks, More Artful Innovations

The other day, I teamed up with Kelsie, a U.S. Peace Core worker who is stationed in a neighbouring village.  Together we taught the highschool staff and 170 students of Bila National High School  how to make bottle bricks. Nothing went as expected– yet, it was a great success.

First our powerpoint and movie clips all failed to play.  Then we […]

Inaugurating the Compost!

Posted on October 1, 2012 at 4:23pm by russs.net Comments Off
Inaugurating the Compost!

Our first bottle compost pit is complete!  The whole school worked together to realize everything from the bricks to the construction to the green material.  The other day, we not only added the last layer of bricks, but we also did a major weed pulling clean-up.  The weeds were shredded, then sprayed with IMO (a special spray of indigenous micro-organisms […]