Junk Boat-Floats down the Missisipi
In what seems one of the coolest projects I have read about in a long time a group of people are building a fleet of boats - or better floating objects from scrap junk found in dumpsters and abondend construction sites. These floats are powered by Vegetable Oil, Solarpower and Windcraft and will sail down the Mississippi stopping in bigger towns to hold workshops and theater performances. The carry along a library and invite groups along the route to jam with them. The floats look actually extremely cool (not to self: building a boat for the waterway down at the house with this design approach to make it float through discarded foam in wooden containers). An environment friendly pirate street art project par excellance. I wish them best luck in their endeavor.
For more information see the missrockaway.org webpage.