Inflato, dumpsters to be reclaimed as pop-up public spaces in New York

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“Is the dumpster going through a kind of renaissance? In the last few years, we’ve seen these trash receptacles reincarnated as tiny homes, free public and backyard pools and as teaching tools for university-level courses in sustainable design. Now, New York City-based architect John H. Locke and his collaborators of the Department of Urban Betterment (DUB) have another proposal for the humble dumpster: Inflato Dumpsters. They convert them into ad hoc, open and temporary public spaces which can play host to a wide range of activities.

Spurred by the increasing privatization and commodification of public space in New York City, Locke created the Inflato Dumpster, an ‘engaging street-level structure that acts as a mobile learning laboratory,’ which can host anything from workshops to film screenings.”

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