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Epsom Normal School

Region: Auckland

Art form: Visual Arts

Project name: Epsom Normal Negative Waste Centre for Creativity

Creative name: Xin Cheng, Chris Berthelsen

Project information: We will make a Negative Waste Centre for Creativity, which is integrated with our local curriculum, at Epsom Normal School. The project will:

  • decrease the amount of waste produced by the school and its communities by only using things that are ‘thrown away’ (nothing is bought)
  • find diverse ways to turn local waste and free resources into materials for creative enjoyment and everyday use
  • generate awareness of and new appreciation for the potential of materials that are otherwise sent away to the landfill or other continents for recycling.

Outputs will be driven by individual student interests, in discussion with teachers, the creatives, and families, and may include a set of student-made pamphlets/resources, a map/index of freely available resources in their everyday environment, and a public exhibition(s) and dissemination.

Project starting: February 2021

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