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Emily Peckenham

CANstruction Sculptures Made from Nearly 30,000 Cans of Food Fight Hunger in San Francisco

by , 10/14/13

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This year’s CANstruction exhibition was part of the Architecture and the City Festival, and it was displayed in the atrium of the downtown Rincon Center, a popular lunch spot for office workers in San Francisco’s Financial District.

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The yearly event seeks to highlight the creative talents of local organizations while working towards a positive goal.

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Participating teams included many local design, engineering, and architecture firms, including MK2 Engineers, Crome Architecture, ARUP, Riverbed Technology, and KMD Architecture.

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This year’s theme sought to catch the eye of the viewer while also drawing attention to the ongoing problem of hunger.

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When it was time for the exhibit to come down at the conclusion of the Architecture + The City Festival, the dismantled CANstruction displays yielded almost 30,000 cans of food that were donated to local food banks.

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  1. gmoke October 14, 2013 at 7:30 pm

    Boston Society of Architects is also doing a canstruction exhibit from October 14 to November 1:
    http://bsaspace.org/exhibitions/canstruction-2013/

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