On the 14th of November we were invited to give a short presentation of our Paperboat project at the Bordersessions Festival in Den Haag, the Netherlands. This years edition was held in the Theater aan het Spui and in addition to our presentation our Paperboat was also on display in the lobby of the theatre.
Border Sessions 2013 sets the stage for thinkers researchers and entrepreneurs with compelling and critical stories that help us understand our new challenges and possibilities. Border Sessions is affiliated with the Crossing Border Festival that takes place in the same week.
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From Mr. Gray’s ship log:
With a thick Moroccan accent someone yelled to me: ‘Hey, what’s up with your paper box? Already prepared for the worst, while I was searching desperately for a witty answer, he continued in his manky Dutch: ‘It’s amazing! How long have you been floating in that paper box of yours?’ ‘Well’ I said, ‘I started from the Houtzagersingel, but if you don’t mind, I have to keep moving now because I will probably sink in a few minutes!’ Enthusiastically he replied:’Yes of course, good luck!’
And they say that all Moroccan boys are good for nothing. He could have accelerated the sinking process to torpedo my tiny boat with a well aimed brick. But in stead, he wished me good luck!
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After our first paper boat slowly went to the deep, we salvaged it to see if anything could be done. But it was beyond repairs, so the only thing left was to honour what it said on the label. Ashes to ashes, dust to dust, recycle you must. So we brought it to the paper bin to start a whole new life.
Captain Gray is testing the PB1 his first paper boat in the Houtzagerssingel in Den Haag. He floated for almost 20 minutes before the PB1 went to visit Davy Jones locker.
And if staying afloat for 20 minutes is possible, then 30 minutes or more is the next challenge for the PB2!
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