Can City by Studio Swine Involves Scrap Cans and a Mobile Foundry

 - Jul 19, 2013
References: & psfk
Discarded cans have been converted into many things thanks to the vigilance of environmentally conscious individuals; but Can City has to be a first. It is a sustainable street art project that involves these scrap materials being turned into one-of-a-kind pieces of furniture.

With the help of waste collectors known as catadores, Studio Swine was able to put together Can City. They essentially take the recyclable objects and give them a second lease on life by using a mobile foundry. This mini factory itself is made up of salvaged materials and a scrap beer barrel. Powered by vegetable oil, a simple sand casting technique is employed using readily available construction sand from local building sites.

As reported by PSFK, "Can City was made for the Coletivo Amor de Madre Gallery in São Paulo with support from Heineken."