Anja Ruegsegger


Within our society we are bound in infrastructures, surrounded by commodities, which are shaping our existence. We are assimilated with this reality. As soon as we experience collapse of the systems or crisis, we realize that thing may not last forever, but what will remain is our will to survive. We can organize our lives independently and take action in terms to handle the crisis we are facing. 

How to supply our basic needs such as food, water, fire, shelter, clothing and medicine? The support of nature and our environment go hand in hand with our basic needs. In this workshop series we will learn simple skills and alternative technologies to survive global crisis independently from the structures that are still being given to us.

(Anja Ruegsegger)

  • 13 September 2015, 2 p.m.6 p.m.
  • Workshop #1
  • Building a trash clay house
    • The soil is a precious resource, which is the basic essential for our water and food. At the start of the workshop series we will be dealing with the trash that is spread in the area. In the first step we will collect this material and then use it to build a house. This construction shall recycle trash resources from the area and provide us a shelter that is isolated enough to keep us warm in the winter.
  • Please sign up for the workshop by sending a mail to air.opencall@gmail.com
  • 19 September 2015, 
2 p.m.5 p.m.
  • Workshop #2
  • Free Energy Battery
    • Imagine you are off the grid and need to charge your mobile phone with nothing else than using soil, copper wire, and nails. Or lightning your house with only salt water. Free energy is no myth. In this workshop we are learning how to build free energy batteries. We will connect these resources of energy to see how much power we can got from it. Be part of the experiment.
  • Please sign up for the workshop by sending a mail to air.opencall@gmail.com
  • 20 September 2015, 2 p.m.5 p.m.
  • Workshop #3
  • Building new soil using Lactobacillus Serum

    • Many studies prove that one of the most important reactions to take on climate change is to put the carbon back into the soil. But how can we exercise it in our daily life? In this workshop we will learn to cultivate and use effective micro-organisms for our compost and garden. What is Lactobacillus and how can these micro-organisms help to make new soil that is able to store carbon? We will learn how to make new soil using fermentation compost and effective micro-organisms.
  • Please sign up for the workshop by sending a mail to air.opencall@gmail.com
Workshops realized within artist's residency at the Ujazdowski Castle Centre for Contemporary Art and thanks to the financial support of the Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia and the City of Warsaw.