Artists Upcycle Trash Into Treasures For Gardens and Balconies

November 11, 2013

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As a lover of sustainable design, gardening, and environmentally friendly practices, I was excited when Nathan Devine reached out to me about Retrash, his community project dedicated to reducing landfill by recycling, repurposing, and upcycling trash into useful and decorative … Read More…

Youth Orchestra’s Instruments All Made From Recycled Landfill Trash

July 22, 2013

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“The world sends us garbage, we send back music.” In the barrios of Paraguay, there is a a youth orchestra whose musical instruments are made exclusively from the trash of the local landfill.

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Cateura, Paraguay is built on top of a … Read More…

Urban Hacktivism Reinventing Public Spaces

January 14, 2013

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Florian Rivière, Wheelbench, Vienna, September 2012

You might call Florian Rivière a guerrilla urbanist. Much in the way guerrilla gardeners take possession of underutilized, sometimes offbeat, public spaces to plant gardens, Rivière–a self-proclained “urban hacktivist”– reinvents and diverts public spaces as … Read More…

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