Proud to be Secondhand

posted Jan 29, 2011, 7:47 AM by Andrew Gillespie   [ updated Feb 22, 2011, 3:35 AM by Jen Mankoff ]

Our idea was for an "Anything Exchange," participatory social campaign that engages undergraduates in the trading of personal items.  We collected any and all items that students no longer wanted (and likely to throw out).  Once the donations were received, we went back and let contributors choose and take anything from the donation collection.  Anything leftover was donated to Goodwill. 

To promote our project, we hung up a cloths line as a way to let people know that we were coming, also sending out emails to Freeson’s neighbors in his dorm (each one included 1 of our 4 poster designs) and tracing a groupmember in paint onto the glass entrance.

This project was a definite success because it not only accomplished our goal for recycling unwanted / unused objects, it also enlivened people’s spirits.  Perhaps these were students studying and they enthusiastically enjoyed our 5 min diversion from their tasks.  These were students who needed to get rid of belongings and didn’t have the logistical capacity to haul it to a Goodwill in the area.  

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sIQuQQH4IlQ

  

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Jan 29, 2011, 8:55 AM
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