Concept for an installation to combat junk mail. Hollow ‘trees’ (made of sustainable polyprop, with wooden bases) appear around Seattle, providing receptacles for junk mail. On a given date the trees are collected to form a ‘forest’ of junk mail in the University of Washington’s central Red Square, raising awareness about the vast waste generated by junk mail, and providing information on how to stop receiving it.
Developed in Kristine Matthews’ Environmental Design course at the University of Washington. Response to the project ‘Make Change’, in which student teams design installations to create a change they would like to see in the world.