— Ecogeographer

Disposable Cup

If you want to add a cup to ‘my disposable cup collection’, you can!

Go to the photo sharing site Flickr.

If you’re not signed up, go do it now. It’s free, easy and great.

Here’s some of my cup collection on my Flickr space http://www.flickr.com/photos/ecogeographer

If you upload a cup to your own space, you can then quickly add it to the Disposable Cup Group http://www.flickr.com/groups/disposablecup.

One day your cup will appear here http://disposablecup.org.

This is going to be a site where the cups will get showcased and information about disposable cups will get in-putted, like how to reduce disposable cup usage.

Any questions, please ask.

Oh, I am going to offer a postal service soon, so if someone doesn’t want to photograph and use Flickr and so forth, they can just send me the cup, and I will do the rest.

Collected disposable cups

More information about my disposable cup collection coming soon, but for the moment, I leave you with this –

Morning, rush, fix, dash, sit…
Morning, drive, shop, drink, eat, throw…
Approach, choose, buy, drink, leave behind…walk away.
Journey, thirst, drink, boredom, hungry, eat…discard.

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Over a year ago I presented ‘my disposable cup collection’ to a community in Northern Denmark at Vendsyssel Museum of Art. I did it by way of slides and set the collection within the rest of my practice. Today marks a turning point for the collection, an exhibition of my cups in real-time space opens at the Herron School of Art and Design in Indiana, in the Basile Gallery.

I shipped the cups, about 600, to the school last week and have frantically been working to get them online at the same time, whilst Matt Groshek, Public Scholar at the school (Exhibition Planning and Design) has been frantically installing them in the actual space. We’ve got lots of stuff to share about the exhibition, but for the moment, here’s one of the cups in the show – I call it The Tulip Cup.

Tulip Cup

Date found: 2003-2004
Location: New York
Found by: Dominica Williamson
Contents: None
Tag line: None
Manufacturer: USA, L.K. rest illegible
Material: Wax coated paper
Height: 7.5cms
Personal code: _MG_1083
Main colour: Purple

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I just presented my disposable cup collection to a community in Northern Denmark (Jutland)

You’ll be able to see it soon

Plus, you’ll be able to add your own disposable or travel cups to it

    More later

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