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Live Debris installations about garbage and exclusion along Portland's Eastbank Esplanade

What: Live Debris presents installations and interventions about garbage and social inclusion, from Rio de Janeiro and Portland, Oregon.

When: September 19-26, 2009. All day opening event on September 19th (schedule below), works on display until September 26th . Installations will start to be built on September 17th.

Where: Between Burnside and Hawthorne along Portland's Eastbank Esplanade.
Live Debris 2009 is a series of international events sharing reuse traditions as a means of reducing stigmas around garbage, poverty and street culture. Live Debris has taken place in Beirut, Lebanon, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and now Portland, Oregon. Exchanging and comparing world perspectives on garbage and the people who work closely with it, Live Debris explores ways that collaborative reuse can affect how we see garbage and each other. This event is organized by Taylor Cass Stevenson of red semilla roja, with help from Portland City Art, the Black Rock Arts Foundation, Outside In, Chinook Book and Oregon Electric Group.

Opening Schedule- September 19, 2009:
9am Free Breakfast. Bring a mug if you want coffee
12-1pm Trashtastic garbage-related performances
1-2pm Trash Mash-Up Parade
All Day (10am-5pm):
Clothing Exchange- bring used clothes
Sewing Station - transforming old t-shirts into bags, bring t-shirts
Interactive Garbage Weaving -bring clean trash
Public Paste-Up wall- make a contribution with paper
Public Crafting Party - bring a craft project

Local artists: Anitra Cameron, Basurama and Noaz (Spain), Caveman, Cheryl Lohrmann, Chris Haberman, Christine Claringbold, Dana Fenwick, Daniel Dancer, Heather Schmidt, Jason Brown, John Graeter, Josh Seaman, Katherine Ball, Klutch, Leah Bobel, P:ear youth, Rebecca Pearcy, Ruth Waddy, Ryan Birkland, Ryan Burns, Taylor Cass Stevenson,Tim Combs andVicky Dekney

Taylor Cass Stevenson (503)888-6175

homepage: homepage: http://www.redsemillaroja.org
phone: phone: 503-888-6175