Have you noticed the new donation bin in the lobby of 623 S Wabash? Well, it’s the first stage of ZERØ Waste, an art exhibit that will open in Columbia’s A + D gallery next month.
Any items collected from the bin will be used in an installation put together by artist Derick Meleander and then donated through USAgain for reuse.
As explained by the press release: “The essence of fashion is change – making it directly opposed to the principles of sustainability and sustainable design processes. This reliance on constant change, in tandem with its never-ending search for seasonal novelty, means that besides being an immensely dynamic cultural phenomenon, fashion is also extremely wasteful. ZERØ Waste attempts to find solutions for dealing with fashion’s waste, as well as challenge fashion systems through their conceptual framework.”
Clothing and household items can be donated to the bin until February 28th. The actual exhibit will open on March 3rd and be available for viewing until April 16th. Check out the poster for more details about what items can and can’t be donated.