“We love trash.” Basurama, an artist collective from Spain, asks us to radically reconsider what trash is. When we are creating three times the waste we did in the 1960s, how can we move away from our culture of disposability? Join us to dedicate a new gathering space at Southwark School, with planters and seating made out of repurposed school desks—planned, designed, and produced by community members working with Basurama through the Environmental Justice initiative.
We will also be dedicating a series of mini-murals inspired by the theme of “sharing culture,” by artist James Dunn and local youth. The projects are part of the larger vision for “Our Park,” a transformation of the entire Southwark School site.
This event is a wonderful opportunity to meet the artists and community members who made this project possible, as well as our project partners: including the City’s Zero Waste and Litter Cabinet, The School District of Philadelphia, Trust for Public Land, Southwark School, EXP Education and Beautification Committees, Friends of Southwark, and more!