EATING IN PUBLIC - creating systems of anarchist practices to unfix identities and borders since 2003

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Step 4

So far 7 bins have been requested. 4 from individuals with plans of their own and 2 from organizations - 2 / The Arts at Mark's Garage and 1 / Styrophobia. Styrophobia is bringing a bin along as they participate in an Earth Day event on Saturday April 4, 2009 at Kawainui Neighborhood Park, 750 Kaha St. in Kailua from 10am - 3pm.

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Step 3

To launch the HI-5 bins officially we are participating in an art exhibition at the Iolani gallery on Windward Community College campus from April 10 to May 8, 2009. (Opening reception on April 17 from 4-7pm). 22 bin kits will be available for pick up there, or you can contact us at []

If you set up a bin or more we would love to hear from you about how it is/they are working (or not working) once you set it/them up. Send us lots of pictures too! We will post the (hopefully) ever-expanding bin chronicle here.

Step 2

In order to creating broader visibility and success for this project, we knew we needed a recognizable sign. So immediately after the polls closed for the November 2008 election, we gathered campaign signs from walls and fences. It didn’t matter what the signs promoted - the same or different candidates, same or different parties, same or different races, same-old, same-old, same-old...

Big thanks to Charlie Cohan. He helped us turn the recycled corrugated plastic boards into HI-5 bin signs. Two layers of ink were printed on the front side. First a semi-transparent white followed by authority-impersonating blue.

Step 1

We have had two HI-5 bins for years. At home and at work. Without permission, of course. Both have been very successful. People put redeemables in and others take them. No maintenance necessary. Total magic.

Somewhere along the way we decided that there needs to be hundreds, thousands, millions, more bins. Hence, this stage of the project. Our goal is to create a system that gets others started – ideally, making their own bins. But, if need be, we are willing to make the bins that others can assemble themselves.