You may know of RAIR as the hangout of PAFA artstars like Lucia Thome, Billy Dufala and Sarah Thompson Moore; however, it may also be the perfect place for an art star like you to do an internship. Follow the link above to their website and apply now!
RAIR’s (Recycled Artist in Residency)
mission is to create awareness about sustainability issues through art
and design. We are located in Northeast Philadelphia within Revolution
Recovery, a 3.5 acres construction, demolition and manufacturing waste
recycling facility in Philadelphia that processes over 250 tons of
materials per day. Our unique position as a bridge between art,
sustainability and industry allows the reach and potential impact of
RAIR to be great. As such, we have strategically chosen to focus our
efforts on four program areas: residency program, education and awareness, material sourcing, and exhibitions.
Imagine an alternative use for vacant lots and scrap yards. ICA Assistant Curator Kate Kraczon moderates a conversation between Simon Kim,PennDesign Assistant Professor of Architecture, and artists Billy and Steven Dufala about their respective reclamation projects, Philadelphia Masque and RAIR (Recycled Artist-in-Residency).
Kim’s studio, Ibañez Kim Studio, which he runs with his partner Mariana Ibañez, was recently named one of the four runners-up for the 2012 MoMA PS1 Young Architects Program (YAP). The Dufala brothers were also part of the team that proposed a Mechanical Garden in partnership with engineers in Philadelphia.
Do you know someone who would like to play in 300 tons of construction and demolition waste? Or maybe someone who likes to wear hard hats and dig around in piles of rigid plastics? Maybe you have a friend who is really into building sculptures out of old table legs? Or do you just want to hang out with Billy Dufala for a month or two?
Make sure they know about RAIR! Applications are open!
The upcoming deadline for submissions is November 30th, 2013.