Le upcycling (ou surcyclage) permet d’obtenir des matériaux d’utilité supérieure./ © Laissez passer


  • For the planet


Reso-nance Numérique, a non-profit based at the LFO fab lab in Marseille, has just found itself a new challenge: the environment.

For a long time, the association’s work was focused on knowledge sharing and emancipation through digital culture. For the past three years, it and its partners have been running fabrication and repair workshops, bringing different fields of knowhow to bear on collective projects. For example, they have built plastic crushers for another non-profit, Palana Environnement, in connection with a citizens’ initiative collecting waste from the seafloor in shallow waters. Long devoted to the digital world, a cause of much pollution, Reso-nance is now thinking about the environment: how to promote eco-responsible actions, helping project initiators build their networks, creating tools for the cause.

With Laissez Passer
One good example is their project with Laissez Passer, a non-profit based inside the Port of Marseille and created to find ways to make use of the port’s recyclable industrial waste. They have made street furniture from ship’s cables, a Christmas fair scenography for Marseille city council and street book-share boxes for Luberon villages. Workshops address issues of working together, how to create a virtuous circle (bringing together skills, people, space, use of materials), how to re-purpose all kinds of highly manufactured parts that are obsolete yet in perfect working order, inventing new uses and functions, and reducing demand for electronic components