“As we slouch through the 21st century it is becoming increasingly evident that bourgeoning populations and the Capitalist way of life are unsustainable. The environment is taking the brunt of this onslaught and in urban centres trash has become a major issue.”
Pick up the Winter 2012 issue to read the full article.
The exhibit ran last summer (2011) at Whippersnapper Gallery in Toronto. Free Paper was only as strong as its some forty participants. Without the individuals that came to make up the project the newspaper could never have happened…
People are still finding copies of the paper floating around Toronto & Montreal, and over a morning coffee are discovering brilliant and peculiar perspectives on sharing in a world of waste, coping with too much stuff, trying to make a happy life, and living together.
Along with a CBC interview, a BlogTO Post, and a feature in Spacing Magazine, the participatory publishing project was an incredible success. Next up: I will be presenting the findings of FREE PAPER to the attendees of Come Up To My Room, Toronto’s Alternative Design Conference at the Gladstone Hotel. Stay tuned, and in the meantime pick up a copy of Vie Des Arts to read more about the exhibition.