Thursday, January 19, 2006

radical act of counter-consumerism

my friend wendy started a large-scale clothing swap called swap-o-rama-rama. i gave a talk about sonic fabric at the first-ever swap-o-rama-rama last fall. it was an ASTOUNDING event, one of the most effective radical subversive acts i've ever witnessed, never mind been a part of. 500 people brought clothes to exchange, revamp, and donate, and 500 people went home content, with new threads and new friends, having barely spent a dime. it was a peaceful, cheerful act of radical anti-consumerism. come to the next one on feb 12 and see for yourself. meanwhile, there's a nice article about the last one here in plenty magazine.