November 12, 2016

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Jose Fresan

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Canstruction NYC

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Photo credit: Zachary Tyler Newtonw In 1992 the late Cheri Merillo and her colleagues from the Society for Design Administration founded Canstruction; a non-profit organization which unites design, engineering, and construction to a hunger relief program in a very fun and unique way. The first official Canstruction Competition was held …

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Photo credit: Zachary Tyler Newtonw

In 1992 the late Cheri Merillo and her colleagues from the Society for Design Administration founded Canstruction; a non-profit organization which unites design, engineering, and construction to a hunger relief program in a very fun and unique way.

The first official Canstruction Competition was held in NYC on November 1993. Since then there have been Canstruction events in over 150 cities and almost 40 million pounds of food donations. This year the 24th annual Canstruction Competition is being held in NYC.

Canstruction is a competition where several architecture and design teams create art pieces and structures out of food cans. These cans are later donated to local hunger relief organizations. This year the cans will be donated to City Harvest and the entries go from Pizza Rat to a depiction of Guggenheim Museum.

Canstruction may not sound like the fanciest high art exhibition but it certainly shows us a way to use our creative skills and help others in a fun and unique style. It calls us to think about ways of using our talents in order to help our communities.

The competition will be open to the public from November the 3rd to November 16 at Brookfield Place in Battery Park. The admission is free but there’s a suggested donation of one canned good per person. So plan a visit Brookfield Place, have fun with these unique pieces and help feed the hungry! You can check some of this year’s entries below and visit Canstruction page for more info.

new york branding sports graphic design company
Photo credit: Zachary Tyler Newtonw
new york branding sports graphic design company
Photo credit: Zachary Tyler Newtonw
new york branding sports graphic design company
Photo credit: Zachary Tyler Newtonw
new york branding sports graphic design company
Photo credit: Zachary Tyler Newtonw
new york branding sports graphic design company
Photo credit: Zachary Tyler Newtonw

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