The project was funded by an arts grant won through the Department of the Environment to create unique tools that educate the public about the importance of recycling, reusing, and composting material. The program’s ultimate goal is to change residents’ behaviors around trash in San Francisco.
The design was inspired by the iconic form of bandshells that populated small town parks, civic greens, and large urban venues from the 19th through the 20th century, the most popular of which is LA’s Hollywood Bowl. The goal was to be forthright in the reuse of materials, but to play with a vaudevillian, theatrical, almost baroque effect. For instance, the undersides of the car hoods were all painted to give a tin-ceiling effect.