Connecting with People

RiverCubes Projects begin with river site scouting. Asking local people on or near rivers: Where has junk been dumped along riverbanks? leads to conversations about water quality, solid waste management, and places and people who might want to become involved in trash collecting and RiverCube making… Following up on suggestions leads to other encounters with people and places.  Visits to local solid waste management facilities offer information about local practices and lead to someone somewhere willing to lend their equipment and staff to the actual crushing of the RiverCubes. Along the way dumpsites, facilities, and people involved are documented. Presentation materials evolve for social events to introduce those who want to help to the specifics of our cleanup efforts and the broader goals of Artful Trash Management. The fun has just begun: R’Cubes become focal points for social, performance, and lecture events on riverbanks at full moon rise, at festivals, at boys and girls clubs, and in university settings… Ongoing cleanups engage urban youth groups, garden clubs, and EcoArt grad students. Artful Trash Management methods and events evolve in response to participant input and new site opportunities…

 

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