Cardboard Castles and Other Amenities...

I am really interested in using different forms of cultural action to help build better communities. Communities are a vital social model, allowing us to tackle problems beyond the ability of individuals with the focus of a defined (usually relatively small) group of people. How do the arts and cultural work in general help communities grow more sustainable futures? If you have a cool website or project or your own ideas on these subjects please let me know.

Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Picturing the Numbers, Picturing the Problems

You all should check out Chris Jordan’s “Running the Numbers”. It is a really interesting photographic representation of some pretty staggering statistics. For example, the picture shown “Depicts 1.14 million brown paper supermarket bags, the number used in the US every hour.” I really like this image because it references the one of the major problems with using so many paper bags, that we have to cut down so many trees. Some of his other images are just interesting looking piles.