Repurpose!, a one-day community workshop and public art project to develop creative uses for vacant land, brought together a diverse group of nonprofits, architects and Mantua residents on Saturday, August 22 to build a temporary canopy out of orange clothesline and recycled water bottles.
Repurpose! was part of a series of public programs created to complement the Into the Open, an exhibition that encourages community activism through design and featured a series of events in Philadelphia this summer both inside and outside museum walls. The Community Design Collaborative is the public programming partner.
The Architects Newspaper Blog recently featured an article about Repurpose!, read it here.