Lauch of Binckie

After 2 months of intensive building we finally launched our new paperboat Binckie at shipyard ‘De Haas’ during the I’M BINCK festival in The Hague, the Netherlands on October 11th 2014. Binckie (Paperboat 5) is part of the Paperboat project and was built for the festival to act as a ferry. Binckie is 5 m long boat that can seat up to 6 persons and is fully bio-degradable, so you can toss it on the compost heap after use. And who knows, next year, it might become a beautiful flower. So we hope you might reconsider what you throw away in the future, because it just might become a boat.

Marsel Loermans made this great little movie about the memorable moment Binckie first went into the water:

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Photography Maarten Fleskens

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Photography Maarten Fleskens

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Photography Maarten Fleskens

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Photography Maarten Fleskens

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Photography Maarten Fleskens

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Photography Maarten Fleskens

Paperboat 4 : Our first bio-degradable boat

 

Today we’ve tested Paperboat 4, the first bio-degradable boat. The boat is constructed with used cardboard and old newspapers, and the glue is solely made of organic materials. So you can throw it on the compost heap after use! And next year it could become a beautiful flower.
Since we made a canoe we thought we might as well test it in the waves on the beach in Scheveningen.
And it survived the forces of nature!

 

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Paperboat in NRC Handelsblad

The NRC devoted an article on ourPaperboat project and the Paperboat race.
Read the full article here (in Dutch):

http://www.nrc.nl/handelsblad/van/2014/juni/26/duurzaam-varen-in-papieren-bootjes-1392199

 

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Sail Giethoorn 2014

Our Paperboat traveled to Giethoorn to be a part of Sail Giethoorn this year. The little boat looked really tiny but hopeful amongst all those magnificent old sailboats.
The event took place from June 12 to 14, 2014.

And our thanks to ADIGRA.nl for the great photographs!

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Photography by ADIGRA.nl

Waterwheel: The World Waterday Symposium

Today we participated in the online symposium ‘Waterwheel’ with a presentation of our Paperboat project. We were delighted see all the other projects and to meet the other participants. Our session ‘Activism, Art & Science’ contained presentations of Paula Vélez Bravo, Jean Noël Montagné and Rob van Kranenbrug about the Ark0 and the OSWASH (open source washing machine), Mari Keski-Korsu about energy resources and activism and Lila Moore with a presentation about Water e-motion.

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Haagse Lift 2014

On March 4th 2014 the award ceremony of te ‘Haagse Lift‘, an annual Dutch prize for sustainanble and innovative projects took place at theatre ‘de Appel’ in The Hague. Our Paperboat project was nominated as one of the last 10 participants this year to make an elevator pitch movie in the ‘Haagse Toren’.
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The movies of the nominated projects were presented during the Haagse Communicatiedag from which a professional jury selected 3 projects. Together with BLOOMILY and iTwyc our Paperboat project was one of the last 3. The audience could then vote for their favourite project, and we came in second!

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Coincidentally theatre ‘de Appel’ was presenting the play ‘Cassanova’ at the time, and because the play is set in a watery scenery, the whole stage was replaced by a large pool.
The ideal environment to demonstrate our Paperboat!

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Here’s an impression of the Haagse Communicatiedag 2014:
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Nominatie Haagse Lift

Our Paperboat project is nominated for the ‘Haagse Lift’ Competition, an annual Dutch prize for sustainable and innovative projects. The 10 nominees were requested to do a real elevator pitch in the 42 storeys high landmark, the ‘Haagse Toren’. During this one minute journey to the top of the building we had to present our project while the presentation was being recorded on film for the jury. The winner will be announced at the Haagse communicatiedag 2014 in theatre ‘de Appel’ on March 4th 2014.

Here’s our elevator pitch:

International Streaming Festival 2013

We’re proud to announce that Disconnected from Reality has been selected for the International Streaming Festival 2013!
On the 30th of November the 8th edition of the Streaming Festival will start off the at two offline locations, Het Nutshuis in The Hague and Boonika in Zagreb, Croatia.
Both events start at 20.00hrs. The selected movies will be screened on the Streaming Festival website from 1 till 15 December 2013.

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Visit the festival’s site:
Streaming Festival: Disconnected from reality

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