Der Schlachthof



Originally uploaded by buzzygirl

It’s Decorative Dumpster Day, a day to reflect for a moment on the objects we use to contain waste. And to decorate them. In preparation for this day, I have spent some time thinking about dumpsters and graffiti and the fact that where you find one, you often find the other. The vibrant murals that coated the train yards and back alleys of my youth are hard to find these days in my city. It’s not easy to tell which is the chicken and which is the egg: more people ride the trains and walk the alleys, fewer artists put up their stuff. Anyway, I was touched by buzzygirl‘s photostream on flickr when I came across her series over time of Der Schlachthof, Germany. Check out the evolving landscape she captures at four points in time (and counting). Thanks for letting me share your work, buzzygirl. These photos capture the most basic relationship between trash, art and the potential unleashed when a fresh perspective is applied to a forgotten space.





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4 Responses to “Der Schlachthof”

  1. Happy Decorative Dumpster Day! « everydaytrash Says:

    […] feature a project by trashy flickr photog buzzygirl who has been documenting the same graffitied dumpsters over time since […]

  2. Crafty green poet Says:

    I love the various photos you have here of deconrated dumpsters of all types. i really did want to take part in the day but for some peculiar reason no-one here decorates the dumpsters…

  3. Leila Darabi Says:

    Thanks! I’m a fan of your site. And thanks for promoting DDD. Keep an eye out for next year, maybe these guys know of some decorated dumpsters or would be willing to create some for the event:


  4. Decorative Dumpster Day 2011 « everydaytrash Says:

    […] depositing our waste by posting photos on blogs of decorated trash receptacles. Here are some links to the inaugural event. Logo by Little Shiva of the Visible Trash Society who, along with Ruby Re-Usable […]

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