A landscape organically modified by the use of waste of any kind is known as a GARBAGIALAND.
Garbagialands are characterized by their utilization of "other" energies.
In the guidelines for designing them whimsical eccentricities are the norm.
They differ from each other in style on the basis of where they are located or what specific visions the garbagialanders who created them had in their minds.
Trash and the Worship of it is the common denominator.
Examples of Garbagialands around the world:
Fish Airplane Bergville South Africa
Birthplace of Monkey God Singapore
Windmill Park Lucama NC
About Bronx Garbagialand
In the summer of 2002, an ideal garbagia location was scouted and found on the Harlem river near a main NYC waste transfer station.
A rail track runs thru this land and each night a very long trash train carries NYC garbage exports to upstate New York and to neighboring states where poorer rural communities are willing to accept it for dumping!
Such a landscape triggered visions of creating a magical wonderland from waste
where people could have fun and also learn how to
prevent waste and have access to the waterfront with additional recreational
space and shore greening.
The visions call for sourcing power from wind sun & water and building with waste objects scraps & consumer trash
Creative work is in progress.
visions are being drawn and two events have been held on location. The fall
solstice Succoth Ceremony and Artemisia Harvest Day.
Expect future announcements for a spring season river fest and calls for the involvement of visionary artists performers & designers.