Posts Tagged ‘yanbuki’

All Women Waste Workers

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Feeling philanthropic? Rolando Politi, founder of the Yanbuki trash worshipers, has launched a fundraising campaign to support a project with women rag pickers in Delhi, India. The idea: teach the members of the women’s waste workers cooperative to make and sell trash art.

Trash flowers

The campaign states two aims, to generate income for the women and to destigmatize their work by creating something positive from the materials they collect.

For more on waste, recycling and the informal industry of rag picking in Delhi, check out the documentary Delhi Waste Wars.

Kappo in Copenhagen

Monday, August 9, 2010

Rolando Politi, spiritual leader of the Yanbuki trash worshippers, recently organized a trip to the utopian neithborhood of Christiania, Copenhagen.

Kappo and Lady Kappo

An email summary of events states:

to all world yanbukis, here are the links for the kappo tour and ceremony from this july.

Findings: they never thought about collecting and cleaning and repackaging caps and lids before KAPPO was introduced.

Future:  great potential for a bottom up start up of cap enterprise anywhere in the world!

hungry people and redeemers and also creatives should contact [recycleandpray AT gmail DOT com] for more details and know how.

The Trash Worship Network

expanding trash spirituality for ten years and going

The message includes links to these photos and this YouTube video of a cap gobbling ceremony. From the photos of packaged bottle caps and cap-ardorned Yanbukis as well as a poster promoting Kappo in New York and Copenhagen, I am guessing/deducing that the Yanbukis have embarked on a world tour with at least one stop (Copenhagen) where they share the benefits of plastic bottle cap harvesting with locals in the name of art and trash worship. Part of this endeavor requires building a cap-gobbling receptacle by decorating a trash can in bottle caps and dropping more caps inside.

Fresh caps

The proper attire at such a ceremony appears to require decorative capping. And the leader of such a ceremony is known as  Kappo, or Lady Kappo depending on one’s gender. Yanbukis and anthropologists in the know are encouraged to correct this post should I be misinterpreting anything. Regardless, the result looks like a lot of fun and, hopefully, results in greater awareness of plastic waste (without ever uttering such a painfully dull phrase as “greater awareness of plastic waste”).

Waste store opens Sunday

Monday, June 15, 2009

For one week beginning next Sunday, the Yanbukis—New York’s local trash worshipping collective— will organize a “waste store” at Bullet Space, a squat-turned-theater on the Lower East Side. This is the End of the Waste World Supermarket we heard about back in April. And these are the only details I have so far: Bullet Space is located on 3rd Street between Avenues C & D; the waste store will be open Sunday June 21st-Sunday June 28th from 1-8pm.

End of the Waste World

End of the Waste World

An after party will take place when the store closes on the 28th, from 8pm-midnight and will include banging on cans, jamming and glorifying Anuki, god of all tides. Stay tuned for updates.

End of the world postponed until June

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

A while back I mentioned the End of the Waste World Supermarket hosted by New York’s trash worshipers, the Yanbukis. Please note, the universe will carry on for a few extra weeks before this apocalyptic celebration takes place. The new date is June 12th, details to come. In the meantime, local trashies/yankubis should commit the following occasions and locations to memory, starting THIS WEEKEND:

Yanbuki flyer

Yanbuki flyer

On Sunday, April 26th and starting at 3pm: A “To Waste or Not to Waste” forum followed by a live audiovisual performance. Yankubis are instructed to bring big ideas and slow food to La Plaza Cultural Garden (one of the most wonderful venues/spots in New York; attending events at La Plaza is a real treat you should take advantage of if you’ve never done so before).

On May 1st (aka Decorative Dumpster Day),there will be a Mayday Trash Worship Gathering—to include “waste instrumentation”—honoring “Anuki, god of all tides, from 3pm until nightfall at Grand Street Ferry Park in Williamsburg.

Check in with Viatico Art Magazine for future updates.

13 Days of Waste Market

Monday, March 23, 2009

Mark your calendars for April 18th-May 1st, NYC-based trashies. The 13 Days of Waste are sure to be a specacle worth attending. Details and an explanation of this amazing image at the ever-stimulating Visible Trash.

via Visible Trash

via Visible Trash

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