23 Mar '17, 11am

Why I used crowdfunding to bring a truckload of plastic trash to Stockholm

Why I used crowdfunding to bring a truckload of plastic trash to Stockholm

A container of plastic garbage pulled into Stockholm a couple of weeks ago. Then the garbage was dumped onto the floor of the National Museum of Science and Technology, in a big dusty pile. On purpose. And a global crowdfunding campaign helped pay for it. Before I tell you how we accomplished that, and why, let me quickly add that garbage was not the only thing in that container. There were also display cases, and a collection of nicer-looking everyday plastic objects — toys, lamps, bottles of face cream, even clothing — that fall into the category "not yet garbage," because they are technically still in use. Also, the physical container had been preceded by a massive "digital container" of texts, infographic posters and videos. All of these things are assembled to make up the 400-square-meter traveling exhibition called "Out to Sea." The texts and visuals are arresting. B...

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