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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

Contributed by
December 1, 2015

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