Canstruction [brackets are good]
November 11, 2005 10:43 PM   Subscribe

Canstruction is a very cool exhibit at the New York Design Center. Take a look at some of these very well done sculptures made using just cans.
posted by riffola (9 comments total)
[Via Gothamist]
posted by riffola at 10:44 PM on November 11, 2005

Impressive. Thanks.
posted by hopeless romantique at 10:55 PM on November 11, 2005

"At the close of the exhibitions all of the food used in the structures is donated to local food banks for distribution to pantries, shelters, soup kitchens, elderly and day care centers."

Excellent & fun idea for a charity event.
posted by madamjujujive at 11:09 PM on November 11, 2005

This is incredibly cool. Thanks.
posted by leftcoastbob at 4:07 AM on November 12, 2005

Plus, it's an art school proj that will actually help them with their upcoming jobs at the grocery store.
posted by jfuller at 4:46 AM on November 12, 2005

Did anyone else find it interesting that most of the creations centered around food or food-related items? As though driven subliminally by the fact that they were created using cans?
posted by deemer at 5:45 AM on November 12, 2005

Another post on Canstruction from 2+ years ago.

I'm not making a double-post callout, just linking to more info.
posted by LionIndex at 12:54 PM on November 12, 2005

Thanks LionIndex.
posted by riffola at 1:33 PM on November 12, 2005

The firm I work for participates in the event annually, and It is a blast. Over the past , we have had some great ideas (lava lamp made with cans of beans at the base, and wesson oil layed on it's side for the lamp portion) and some that were good on paper but didn't pan out (a "museum" of sorts where we walked around Dallas collecting signs from the homeless for 10 bucks the using those signs as props in the display). It was powerful, but most people just want to see the cutesy things you can make with cans. We abandoned social commentary after that year. They changed the rules to gear toward objects the mass public would respond to.

Oh well.

Still a very fun event though.
posted by Benway at 1:50 PM on November 12, 2005

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