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freebox – valueing the second hand and creating cohesion
since you are all into freecycling I hope to fall on sympathetic ears here.
I am a MA student for Digital and Visual Communication at the University of Wolverhampton (UK).
I want to promote my project, the freebox, which is a concept to change our behaviour and attitude towards commodities and the throw-away-society.
It basically is a shelf, where people can put things which are not required anymore and others can take them. Who doesn't like to get a freebie or more importantly give away old stuff knowing that someone else will like and take it? This kind of gift giving creates a sense of community and makes people happy. And hopefully people will get away from the consumerist thinking of always buying new.
I would like to spread the word about this freecyling method and encourage anyone interested in establishing a freebox in their own work environment, at a (sport) club, school, etc...and give me feedback about it :)
facebook (Student Union freebox): http://www.facebook.com/freeboxwolves