Spencer's is envisioned as a collaborative construct and canvas for experimentation. Painters wanting to do murals, welders wanting to do sculpture, performers looking for a venue, anyone or group just interested in lending a hand is welcome and encouraged to get in contact with us. Right now some of the more creative projects anticipated include: tiling mosaics, sculptural/ornamental security bars for the windows, painting, any sculptural work for interior or exterior display. Individual proposals and ideas also very welcome. We love to hear new ideas. Have an interest in using reclaimed/found materials? Even better.
Working on a renovation? Have scrap materials laying around? Is your father-in-law a contractor? See a sweet pile of goods put out on the side of the road? Get in touch with us. If you're throwing it away, we can probably use it. To date, Dwelling on Waste has used:
old, broken windows
scrap metal of all kinds
ripped scrap drywall
wire clothes hangers
bumpers for a waterbed
There are a handful of things that even seasoned scavengers can't find. Ideas for sponsors and grants are also helpful to accommodate those unavoidable costs, and potentially make some upgrades or additions (wind turbines? setting up a separate material resourcing program initiative?).