Canstruction: Art made from lots and lots and lots of cans

ibc_cat.gifI’m looking forward to seeing more photos of the winners of the 2006 Canstruction competition. Held annually in Vancouver, the event…

showcases the considerable talent and generosity of our creative communities in the fight against hunger. Now in its 4th year, this international design/build competition, which benefits local food banks, brings together teams of architects, engineers, graphic artists and students to build amazing sculptures using only canned food and other non-perishables.

For the second year, Legends Memorabilia and Industrial Brand Creative won the Juror’s Favorite prize. Last year, it was a dog-based structure, this year it was a cat watching a mouse hole (see a “Making of” movie here). My money’s on a rat for 2007.

The other categories are “Structural Ingenuity,” “Best Meal,” “Best Use of Labels,” “AIBC Architects Choice,” “Can-Do” (groan!), “Best Theme” and “Best Rookie Team.” I believe the cans used in the structure are then donated to the Greater Vancouver Food Bank Society, but I couldn’t see anything that said exactly that. What the site says is that the competition “has resulted in 455,000 cans of food donated since 2003.”

1 Comment so far

  1. Jenny Lee Silver (unregistered) on March 30th, 2006 @ 10:12 am

    I went to this event last year. It was great fun. Snoopy was awesome.

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