At festivals, campuses and private events, RuckusRoots’ interactive installations reach the young adult demographic in an irresistible and meaningful way. Creating a positive experience and an emotional connection to eco-activism, these collaborative programs allow participants to discover the power of their creative potential and ask them to think critically about important social and environmental issues.
MÚCARO For PUERTO RICO by nino alicea
As you may know, the recent hurricanes have caused catastrophic damage to the community, the economy and to the infrastructure of Puerto Rico. The mission of this upcoming installation is to utilize our creative skills to help with rebuilding efforts, lift and empower the local economy, and provide a space of healing, education, and inspiration to community members for years to come. In addition to sponsoring MÚCARO for Puerto Rico, RuckusRoots will be providing curriculum development for the public programming that will be hosted onsite. This public space will be used as a classroom to educate people on practical skills to aid in rebuilding efforts such as roofing or solar panel installation. In addition, we hope to foster relationships with local artists and community members who can offer their skills and creativity to others in a variety of contexts. Find more information on this project visit our blog.
The ReCycle Booth at Interbike
RuckusRoots was asked to create a booth made completely from recycled materials for the launch of The ReCycle at Interbike Expo in Las Vegas. The ReCylce is the world’s first bike with frame and fork made from 100% recycled aluminum content. Materials used include reclaimed plywood, hundreds of recycled aluminum cans, recycled paint, found furniture, scrap metal, recycled refrigerator doors, washing machine tubs and more. Read about the build process on the RuckusRoots blog.
AASHE Conference 2012
We brought a mini TRASHformation to the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education’s 2012 Conference: a tree sculpture with leaves made from recycled aluminum cans. Participants helped helping us by personalizing the leaves with their names or a drawing, and our tree grew into a true AASHE-based TRASHformation over the course of three days! Learn more.
SF Green Festival After Party with the Recycle Tree
Our friends at the Sustainable Living Roadshow invited us to bring our ReCycle Tree up to SF for the Green Fest after party on November 11, 2012. SLR threw the event in their new venue, located in the Mission district. We met all kinds of new friends, and had a blast showing people how to create new leaves for our tree using recycled aluminum cans. Read all about our experience here.
The Freedom of Speech Wall
Evoking our common kitchens, the “Freedom of Speech Wall” is a giant magnetic poetry wall made out of recycled refrigerator doors. Participants can easily arrange words to express their thoughts, or collaborate by building on an existing poem. The message on the wall constantly changes throughout each event, shifting to reflect the various feelings and beliefs of the participants. The Freedom of Speech Wall has appeared at Joshua Tree Music Festival 2010, Lucent L’amour 2010, LA Opus 2010 and at private RuckusRoots fundraisers.
The Caravan Project
At Joshua Tree Music Festival (May 2011), RuckusRoots collaborated with Art Customs and local artists to create The Caravan Project, a live painting installation that explored and questioned the themes of travel, journey, and our pioneering, nomadic American roots. The installation was made out of recycled materials, provided stunning visual impact, thoughtful social commentary and much needed SHADE at this 3-day art and music event.