“A brilliant spark that will fly through the air and set the vapors of our insurrectionary imaginations alight.”

John Jordan, founder of Reclaim the Streets

Artúr van Balen


Artúr van Balen is an artist and troublemaker in love with everything that inflates. He co-founded the artist group Eclectic Electric Collective (2009-2012) and founded the art-activist platform Tools for Action (2012-present), in which he gives participatory skillshare workshops on how to make inflatables for community building and as a tool for intervention. He is currently researching the technological evolution of inflatables.


Contributed Modules

Tactic: Inflatables

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December 1, 2015

To bring playfulness to a protest; to soften a tense standoff with police; to ridicule the authorities.