Roswitha Weingrill

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wood, used clothes, plastic bags

It is convenient to donate clothes we no longer use to charities and very often done with good intentions. Once inserted into collecting containers, we rapidly lose track the textiles given away. Between profitable resale and direct recycling it is still on debate whether donated clothing helps or prevents development of local industries. For the installation container remainer donated textiles remain wrapped in the plastic bags used for packing the up and are melted into the form of bricks. This way the donated clothing loses its original function and becomes unusable as a second skin. The resulting new material is also of limited use for construction and its value lost in the field of
tension between good intentions and possible consequences of very often Eurocentric development aid.

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