Friday, November 05, 2010

CANstruction Turns Canned Food Into Art; Helps Feed The Hungry

The Variety Building lobby has once again been transformed into a land of "CANstruction."

"CANstruction LA" pits dueling architecture, design, and engineering firms as they take regular canned foods and turn them into art. Event is meant to promote awareness of the hungry throughout Los Angeles County; all cans will be donated to the Los Angeles Regional Foodbank for county-wide distribution to those in need.

According to the national CANstruction site, the contest — produced under the auspices of the Society for Design Administration — has been held in over 100 cities across the United States and Canada. Around 60,000 cans —or 20 tons of food— was donated last year to the Los Angeles Regional Foodbank.

Some highlights from this year's event below. "CANstruction LA" is on display through today at 5900 Wilshire (across the street from LACMA).

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