Don't Trust the Media Provides a Poignant Message Using Garbage Bins

By: Alyson Wyers - Aug 1, 2014
References: bordalosegundo & designtaxi
In a thought provoking project, Bordalo II uses redesigned garbage cans to get across his message 'don't trust the media.' The Portuguese artist transformed trash bins to look like television sets and smartphones, giving us insight into what he thinks about the quality of content put out there by traditional media outlets. Don't Trust the Media as a project involved using clear acrylic panels and incorporating them into dumpsters. This makes it look like what you're viewing is literally garbage.

What DesignTaxi refers to as a "clever urban intervention" is particularly relevant given recent controversy surrounding media bias of international events, especially the conflicts in Russia and Ukraine, not to mention escalating violence along the Gaza strip.