Tools for Action is a community project, using inflatables as a tool for intervention. Since it´s founding by Artúr van Balen in 2012, the group gives skill-share workshops in the manufacture of inflatable sculptures and how to use them for political actions. Tools for Action believes in nonviolent resistance, tactical frivolity and the power of poetry.
We can be contacted at: info(at)toolsforaction.net
- One of our successful actions was the El Martillo Project, a 12 meter inflatable hammer that was sent in a suitcase to the United Nations Climate Conference in Cancún in 2010. The hammer was inspired by the quote “Art is not a mirror to reality, but a hammer with which to shape it”. The quote is attributed to many authors, it is most probably from the russian constructivist poet Vladimir Mayakovski. The quote became the motto of Tools for Action.