Tag Archives: recycle

RENEW, REVIVE, REJOICE

How many ways can something be reused or repurposed? Here at MFTA we talk a lot about appropriation, transformation, reuse, and disposal. Whether it’s a CD case transformed into a clock, a plastic container morphed into a puppet, records built … Continue reading

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Around the world on two wheels

Once known as “hobby-horses,” “high-wheelers,” and “bone-shakers,” bicycles started out as a dangerous sport for young men before being used and enjoyed by women and children alike.  Even called a “freedom machine” by activist Susan B. Anthony, their symbolism and … Continue reading

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Upping the cycle of reuse

MFTA member Artfully Unforgotten (AU), is a collective of artists and activists on a mission to build community through collaborative art projects. Their latest partnerships include Sure We Can, a recycling facility, and Musgo, a food justice group, to create … Continue reading

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DIY project: CD calendar

With the rise in popularity of portable gadgets that have more than one function (my phone can play music, take pictures, do math, etc.), people have basically stopped using CDs–not to mention cassette tapes and records. Instead of throwing obsolete … Continue reading

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