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Making Materials Matter

As makers, we can make a lot of waste. But there are creative solutions for artists and fabricators, from sourcing more sustainable materials to diverting reusable resources from the waste stream. This week, NextFab and The Resource Exchange got together to host an open forum focused on sustainability in the arts. Local artists, organizations, businesses, and city representatives discussed the benefits and challenges of making sustainably. Moderated by Grid Magazine‘s Alex Mulcahy, the panel of special guests led the room in talking about art and its contributions to the waste stream. Attendees and panel members alike shared their experiences of … Continue reading

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Funeral for a Home

Billy Blaise Dufala came into the re looking for the right reclaimed materials to use in his public art project, Funeral for a Home. He left with bags of fake ivy salvaged from a major motion picture that was shot in Philly. Billy knew he could find the what he was looking for at our store because he is also a co-founder of RAIR, a recycled artist in residency program located at our recycling partner’s Revolution Recovery. Funeral for a Home was a public art ceremony thought up by Artists and Brothers Billy and Steven Dufala to commemorate the demolition of house 3711 … Continue reading

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