Date : 2017/5/21 1PM－5PM
The installation is site specific. As visitors approach the museum space, the different stages of upcycling are presented: a pile of art debris, an industrial shredder that breaks it down into raw material, a pile of sawdust, and a dry goods shop that sells items made from the art debris. These renewed upcycled commodities highlight that waste can still have a purpose, an “after-shelf-life” so to speak, and by taking an item home, visitors also carry this message away with them. Using these everyday objects remind them everyday that waste is not waste, but that it can still have purpose.
In addition to offering a selection of upcycled objects, the shop also acts as a point of information for visitors, explaining the process of the project and offering information for other green initiatives happening around Shanghai. Visitors can further participate by electing to join in on craft workshops to make certain upcycled items.