ScrapEden Series: Panhandle Bandshell
Medium: Reclaimed materials
Size: 25’H x 30’W x 20’D
Additional details: Building on what I learned making ScrapHouse (2005), in 2007 I identified three San Francisco neighborhood groups affiliated with public spaces, and recruited collaborating artists with each of them to build environmental public art pieces. The goal was to create collaborative making opportunities that allow participants to handle waste material and reconsider it.
The making process allowed for a different quality of attention to our waste. The Panhandle Bandshell was one of three public space interventions as part
of the series I led at the Black Rock Arts Foundation.
Together, I, the artists and three groups produced public works of art that illustrated the messages and practices of recycling and reuse.
Each collaborative ScrapEden project served a specific microlocal community by promoting dialogue and thought about the importance of recycling, reuse, and composting and about the impact of the human practices of accumulating, treating and creating waste.
The collective effort diverted an estimated 2848.3 tons from the San
Francisco landfill, 406% of my goal.
Awards: AIASF Honor Award in Urban Design, 2008