The food bank, that is. This is from a sculpture contest.
The rule: everything had to be made entirely from canned
foodstuffs. The canned food is to be donated to a food bank
SPECTACLE: “A Call to Arms” used 4,100
cans in 2005. After L.A.’s upcoming competition, structures
will be disassembled and cans given to Los Angeles Regional Foodbank.
Since it was established in New York in 1992 by the
Society for Design
Administration, Canstruction has taken place in more than 70 cities
across the U.S. and Canada. Its ulterior motive is to address the needs
of the hungry.
“It’s great that the project is fun for everybody, but ultimately
it’s about how many cans we get delivered to the food bank,” says
Damian Carroll, chairman of Canstruction Los Angeles. He’s also a field
representative for Pasadena Democratic state Sen. Jack Scott’s office,
one of this year’s organizers, along with the American Institute of
Architects Los Angeles and the Society for Design Administration.