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Our flagship program since 2010, TRASHformation is an interactive art experience that turns community-generated waste  into a collaboratively built art piece.
photo by Monching Flores

TRASHformation aims to raise awareness about consumption and waste production while highlighting participant-driven community issues and encouraging participants to explore their own creative capabilities as artists. Our goal is to change the way participants think about their garbage, making it clear that trash can be transformed into treasure. The program also allows participants to explore and express themes affecting their local community, and provides a platform for discussing and tackling them on a grassroots level. TRASHformation teaches participants fundamental art, construction and sustainable building skills, and transforms solitary bystanders into a bonded and empowered community of “can do” activists, enthusiastically collaborating on a common goal.

See more videos of TRASHformation in action here! 


TRASHformation (Presentation / Installation) at D3 Lab, Nightingale Middle School

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TRASHformation (The Build) at D3 Lab, Nightingale Middle School

TRASHformation at Academia Avance Middle School, Highland Park, Los Angeles

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TRASHformation at Legacy LA

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TRASHformation at the University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh

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