How does a community react to waste? How can “place” have an impact on our relationship to consumption and our waste streams? Answer: a self-serve coffee shop where the practice of reuse, sharing and community becomes a teachable experience about convenience and one-time use disposables. See more images of Trash Talk and the café at instagram.com/trashtalkpdx
Trash Talk examines how a day’s waste from a single dumpster can be used to provoke art and design students into discussion and multilateral thinking about how choice and actions influence each other. Nine projects were developed that culminated into a presentation of performance pieces and lecture.
The three Trash Talk video documentaries produced by Amanda Decker and Ayaka Terakawa and narrated by Kit McCallister are a culmination of work produced by students of the ART 399 Studio Collective at Portland State University taught by Professor Chris North.