The Naked Handstander goes to Japan!

Sondre Eikeland Start Date: Sep 27, 2017 - End Date: Jan 26, 2018
  • Tokyo, Japan
  • Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan

My Travel Story

by: Sondre Eikeland Start Date: Sep 27, 2017 - End Date: Jan 26, 2018
Experiencing the world upside down to raise awareness of Planned Obsolescence!

The naked handstander goes to Tokyo and Sapporo for naked handstands. It is going to be some extraordinary photos, but we need your help. 

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The deliberate shortening of a products useful life in order to force the consumer to buy or 'upgrade' over and over and over the name of Profit and Greed.

Have you noticed how your favorite music devices battery can't be replaced yourself? Your clothes fall apart faster than before? The things you use daily don't last like the used to and thats simply because they are engineered & made that way! A product designed to last, will only be bought once and there is not as much money in that for companies. So they con us into buying the same thing again and again and again.... what happened to quality products instead of cheap throw away crap?!

Its an awful waste of resources, destroys the environment, pollutes and makes our planet a more hostile environment for us to live in! Who wants that?

As a consumer
As best you can, only buy things that are either well constructed and made to last or made to be upcycled , recycled or biodegrade. Buy items from companies that consider the environment and the lifecycle of the product, not just profit. Most importantly don't by useless crap you don't need.

Fix things when they break, use Sugru, duct tape, glue, all tools in reach, your hands and the creative genius in each of us to prolong the life of your stuff.

As a designer, engineer, maker, creator
Design and manufacture necessary items that can be recycled, reused, up-cycled, upgraded and are designed and manufactured to last as long as possibly required. Consider the earth is a finite closed loop system and work out how your creation will effect it.


Watch the excellent documentary 'The Lightbulb Conspiracy- The untold story of Planned Obsolescence'
  • Tokyo, Japan
  • Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan

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