I’ve been meaning to write about this for awhile. One of the most awesome projects I’ve ever seen happens right here in Chicago. Punfully labelled “Canstruction”, this architectural project involves making life-sized art out of canned foods!
This picture above is a “bean”, a symbol for Chicago these days after the famous “bean” Milennium Park was built. The different colors seem to have been chosen to signify the skyline’s reflection in the real Chicago bean. How cool!
Teams of architects got together this past June for the second annual “Canstruction” event. After the projects are completed, all canned items are donated to food banks to help the hungry. It all kind of reminds me of this picture, but in my opinion, it’s even cooler!
More photos after the jump!
This is a collection of photos I was particularly impressed by. They’re not all from 2008, and they’re not all from Chicago either. Canstruction is, apparently, an annual event in other cities too! :) It’s amazing to see how much work went into all of these!
Wonderful depiction of a summer picnic by Industrial Brand Creative.
A bowl of soup to end world hunger made by ImaginIT Technologies.
Find your own favorite photos of canstruction or participate in a project next summer!