Small World Tees
Small World Tees involves cataloguing used t-shirts by zip code to create community profiles from the data contained in each garment. Each t-shirt will be assessed and added to a database recording information such as where it was made, what it was made out of, color, size, and any graphics they may contain.
Small World Tees will launch during ArtPrize9 on September 20, 2017 at The City Water Building curated by the Richard App Gallery,
The donated t-shirts will be re-packaged and re-presented as art objects at the Small World Tees Freetail Shop, opening Friday 6 October. At the Freetail Shop, visitors will each be able to take one re-packaged t-shirt home with them.
If you have clean t-shirts that you would like to donate, bag them up, and include the zip code that they are coming from. Donations can be dropped off at the City Water Building, 1101 Monroe AVE NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503. If you would like to mail donations they can be sent to the Richard App Gallery, 910 Cherry St SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49506.
The resulting inventory information will be presented online at smallworldtees.com allowing viewers to view their local results by postal code. Processing of the t-shirts will happen on-site Tues - Fri from 4 to 6pm and Sat & Sun from noon to 2pm.
Small World Tees is Sponsored by: