Down in the dumps.
RAIR is an artist residency program born and raised in a junkyard.
RAIR takes advantage of a unique opportunity to grant artists direct access to the waste stream — turning trash into treasure in the process. Housed in a Philadelphia recycling center, the program develops new work sourced from found materials and encourages artists to return completed projects to be recycled once again.
Previous residents have rigged sails from forklifts, constructed houses from heating ducts, and published a taxonomy of trash. Future refuse reuse is just a little funding away — that’s why RAIR is our Project of the Day.