Packaging Purgatoryfall 2012 | installation | URBANISM(S): Sustainable Cities for One Planet
Packaging Purgatory mobilized a small-scale, temporary diversion of lab waste from Washington University School of Medicine as it was being processed by the university’s Environmental Health & Safety Department. Community build days at Kemper Art Museum and Sam Fox School facilitated the linking of plastic pipette tip packaging into patterned tectonic strips. The installation morphed from wrappings to exoskeletons over the course of three iterations located at the Oak Walk near Olin Library, the Steinberg Patio outside of the Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, and the atrium of the Farrell Learning and Teaching Center. The exhibit coincided with the “URBANISM(S): Sustainable Cities for One Planet” conference at Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts.
Partners: Material Monster, Art Council, Washington University’s Environmental Health & Safety Department, Kuumba TV, The Office of Sustainability, Green Labs Initiative
The Source, Washington University Arts & Culture
Material Monster, Sam Fox School