Posts Tagged ‘Brooklyn Spaces’

71 Square Miles

Friday, September 6, 2013

Artist Jennifer Maravillas created a cartograph of Brooklyn representing each block with a piece of trash collected on that block.  This project — http://71squaremiles.com/ — combines so, so many of my favorite things into a massive, tidy, beautiful collage. Check out the work in progress here. Prints of past, equally political and whimsical for sale here.

via 71squaremiles.com

via 71squaremiles.com

Thanks to Oriana of Brooklyn Spaces for pointing it out to me.

Austin’s Cathedral of Junk

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

My kick ass friend and fellow blogger Oriana of the amazing site Brooklyn Spaces has a lovely “honorary Brooklyn” post of right now featuring Austin’s Cathedral of Junk.

Cathedral of Junk

Looks like a magical place and yet another reason I need to get to Austin.

Brooklyn Spaces

Friday, January 21, 2011

My friend Oriana, whose name you may recognize as a frequently-thanked tipster, has an amazing new blog project of her own called Brooklyn Spaces documenting creative use of space in our fine borough and interviewing the masterminds behind each project. The latest entry on the community garden and guerrilla gardening group Trees Not Trash will be of particular interest to readers of this blog.

 

Photo by Maximus Comissar (ripped from Brooklyn Spaces)

Members set up planters made from used tires and other recycled material around the Bushwick neighborhood, built a community garden out of a previously garbage-filled lot and have requested and helped to plant thousands of trees throughout the area.  Also, they have a cute tagline: “Putting the bush back in Bushwick.” Check it out Oriana’s interview with co-founder Kate here.


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