The Free Project is a mobile stage that hosts a wide range of experiences including music, shows, live radio, concerts, and sound experiments. The project was founded by Eros Risiglione and Colline Toutain with the goal of creating a space where students can express themselves freely outside of school while also reminding people of their right to use public spaces.
The project was built almost without spending money, as materials were collected through waste picking, trading, the use of network, and donations from strangers. Eros and Colline collected in the most intuitive way possible, finding their design language in the process, resulting is a structure that inspires people to dance. An online archive and a physical map were created to track the finds and people who helped them, which adds to the sense of community and shared ownership. Also trading parties are organised to improve the mobile stage, where visitors bring their waste materials and a helping hand in exchange for drinks, food, and a place on the stage at the next showing.
By fostering a community that values music and communication over money, The Free Project is making an impact. Not only does it provide a space for artistic expression, but it also serves as an inspiration for others to take similar actions in their own communities.