The Owlery

The features blog of The Temple News



February 2014



Dumpster Divers turn trash into art, on display at National Archives at Philadelphia

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This past fall. the National Archives at Philadelphia renovated their building on Market Street, turning thousands of pieces of microfilm into trash. During the renovations, the Dumpster Divers of Philadelphia, a group of 40 local artists who try to cut down on trash impact by utilizing waste in their art, stepped in. Using the old pieces of microfilm, the Dumpster Divers came up with new creations seen through the exhibit , “Alchemy: The Art of the Dumpster Divers,” which will run at the National Archives at Philadelphia from now until April 24.