DisCARDbOARD - A week-long celebration of cardboard, took place at the ForestCentre+ and Forest Cafe, between the 17th and 26th of January 2014.
An exhibition of 35 local and international artists brought together everything from cardboard animation to furniture and art installation. Along side the exhibition ran a series of workshops including build you own 2-D furniture, and a discussion night in which 3 artists gave us their answer to "why cardboard?". The week was ended with BOX WARS, a weapon and armour building workshop, followed by a fight until the death of cardboard.
We have since put on a mini-DisCARDbOARD as part of the Edinburgh International Science Festival, at Summerhall in April 2014. For this event we built a cardboard "living room" which featured the work of six artists and showed cardboard to be both strong and as well as inviting and aesthetically interesting.