Drop Swap Shop

Making Art Making Change was invited by Evergreen Brickworks to participate in their Future Cities Project and deliver an activation during the Drop Swap Shop initiative.

MAMC was interested in facilitating an arts-based intervention to explore issues of conscious consumerism, the circular economy, detriments of fast fashion, plastic toys and electronics that invariably find their way into landfills.

The project activation provided social capital for participants and memorable personal interactions. During the intervention MAMC humanized the exchanges as we collected stories of objects and encouraged participants to attach a provenance card with provocations like: Who owned it? where does it come from? What was it used for? Why are you giving it away ? What message do you wish to leave for the new owner?

Following the Swap, MAMC was invited to make a presentation of this activation at the 2019 Future Cities Summit sharing the unique observations and interactions we experienced.


A Handwritten note
Someone writing a note
Red baby's sweater
Elena Soni and Vanessa Barnett
Woman holding jacket
A handwritten note
A handwritten note
Handwritten note
Child looking at a poster
Elena Soni and Vanessa Barnett
Woman holding child's jacket
Woman holding mannequin
Powerpoint Slide
Powerpoint Slide


Evergreen Brickworks

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Making Art Making Change is a non-profit charity committed to giving voice to social issues within communities through the use of visual arts, mixed media and story telling.

Our experienced artist educators are committed to creating a safe and fun space where participants can explore artistic expression while developing self awareness, collaboration skills and original creative thinking. Our focus is to facilitate dialogue and collaboration, thereby strengthening community bonds and reducing isolation.

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