One of the best types of creativity is the kind that we see when artists and designers create something that is not only interesting to look at and useful, but it also helps the environment. We see a lot of examples of this since together we are all learning the importance of recycling and reusing. This is a perfect example of that, and on a pretty large scale.
Films on Fridges is a film festival in London which is created from old, abandoned refrigerators. It was inspired by Fridge Mountain, which was an iconic space in London where old refrigerators were stacked. There was a 20 foot high stack of them, and they could be seen for miles and miles. This dumping ground was cleaned up in 2005. The volunteers at Film on Fridges decided to make something nice very close to this particular public space. They collected a bunch of refrigerators that needed recycling, and with a ton of duct tape and lots of hard work, they created an interactive outdoor pop-up cinema out of them.
According to Jacqui Simpson, “The reason we are taking part in this is that we see this as a public education exercise. We want more people to know that the metals you can get out of fridges, as well as cookers and lawnmowers, can be reused rather than mining virgin metals out of the ground.” This is a temporary installation. If you would like to purchase tickets for any of the screenings or become a volunteer, you can go here. This is so neat, and if I lived in London, I would definitely want to check this out!