Special Projects

RAIR has extended its reach far beyond its resident artists, engaging local communities through recycling facility tours, presentations, and educational workshops that illuminate the connections between art, industry and sustainability. RAIR's Special Projects Program serves an ever-widening range of student, emerging, and professional artists by fielding and fulfilling diverse requests for responsibly sourced materials. RAIR has also fostered cross-disciplinary partnerships with dozens of community groups, regional institutions and industry partners to source materials from the waste stream for use in projects both public and private. RAIR staff has also provided assistance with project planning, design, and fabrication to maximize the creative potential of waste materials, stimulating sustainable material sourcing practices both within and beyond Philadelphia’s art community.  

Interested in working, partnering, consulting with us? Email: lucia@rairphilly.org

*If you are an individual and wish to source materials for your studio practice, please submit an application to our residency programs*


LIVE AT THE DUMP

LIVE AT THE DUMP

HOUSE OF ESCAPING FORMS

HOUSE OF ESCAPING FORMS

MONUMENT LAB

MONUMENT LAB

SHE TALKS TO BEETHOVEN

SHE TALKS TO BEETHOVEN

PLEASE CRUSH MUSEUM

PLEASE CRUSH MUSEUM

FRINGE ARTS

FRINGE ARTS

HORSE TUNING COMPETITION 

HORSE TUNING COMPETITION 

DUMPSTER PAINTING

DUMPSTER PAINTING

POLAK VAN BEKKUM

POLAK VAN BEKKUM

OBJECT LESSON

OBJECT LESSON

EASTERN SPORTS

EASTERN SPORTS

ANNUAL HOLIDAY CARD

ANNUAL HOLIDAY CARD

DUFALA BROTHERS

DUFALA BROTHERS

TRACTION COMPANY

TRACTION COMPANY

WETLAND

WETLAND

LUCIA THOME

LUCIA THOME

GROW FOOD WHERE YOU LIVE

GROW FOOD WHERE YOU LIVE

SOCIAL SCIENTISTS

SOCIAL SCIENTISTS

ANDY: A POPERA

ANDY: A POPERA

TORQUEING SPHERES

TORQUEING SPHERES

JENNIE SHANKER

JENNIE SHANKER

RALPH BROOKS PARK

RALPH BROOKS PARK

MINI BOAT MAKING

MINI BOAT MAKING

PENN PRAXIS

PENN PRAXIS

FLWRY

FLWRY

JDT

JDT

HALF MOON

HALF MOON

SYMBIOSIS

SYMBIOSIS

MATERIAL MEMORY

PHILADELPHIA FREEDOMS

PHILADELPHIA FREEDOMS

BARNES TEACHER INSTITUTE

BARNES TEACHER INSTITUTE

UNSUNG

UNSUNG

SUSTAIN PHL

SUSTAIN PHL

This project was made possible by funding from Project Stream, a grant initiative of the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts that is regionally admnistered by the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance. Additional support for Project Stream is provided by PECO.