Garbage Totem No.2

Design 99

Garbage Totems is an exercise in neighborhood resourcing and construction. Design 99 will transform household materials (tires, mattresses, couches, chairs, toys, garages, houses) discarded in their Detroit neighborhood into formwork for a series of sculptural, functional constructions. The totems will include neighborhood landmarks and skateable sculpture, both pragmatic and playful at the same time.


  • Artists

    Design 99

    Gina Reichert and Mitch Cope founded Design 99 in 2007 to investigate new models of contemporary art and architectural practice. Initially occupying …


    Mitch Cope

    Mitch Cope was born in Detroit, Michigan in 1973. Mitch works as an artist and independent curator. He earned his BFA in Painting from the College fo…


    Gina Reichert

    Gina Reichert was born in Cincinnati, Ohio in 1974. Gina holds Master of Architecture degrees fro…


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