Once Upon a Plastic Bag,
an Anti-Plastic Bag Campaign in Kyrgyzstan

Through garbage bin street art and a plastic bag clean-up initiative called "Once Upon a Plastic Bag," I wanted to encourage people to seek a clean and comfortable country for their children. I wanted to raise awareness about the rampant garbage problem in Kyrgyzstan. 

 

As part of "Once Upon a Plastc Bag" initiative, I made a Trash Can Project, researched and interviewed municipal authoritites, took a series of photographs around the country, produced a series of reusable bags, conducted workshops and talks, and presented the final work at the National Museum of Fine Arts in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. 

 

Spring - Summer 2012

 

Press/Media: 

 

Huffington Post's 18 Green Artists Who Are Making Climate Change And Conservation A Priority

 

The Huffington Post

 

Wooster Collective

 

Russian School of Graffiti 

Outskirts of Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. Spring 2012. 
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Bishkek dump, Kyrgyzstan. Summer 2012. 
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Bishkek dump, Kyrgyzstan. Summer 2012. 
Bishkek dump, Kyrgyzstan. Summer 2012. 
Bishkek dump, Kyrgyzstan. Summer 2012. 
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South Shore of Issyk Kul, Kyrgyzstan. Summer 2012. 
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Balykchy Dump, Kyrgyzstan. Summer 2012. 
National Museum of Fine Arts named after G. Aitiev, Bishkek Kyrgyzstan. Summer 2012.