Can City: A Portable Device That Can Turn Aluminum Cans into Useful Objects
Studio Swine has created a collection of aluminium objects made from materials found in the streets of São Paulo, Brazil. The project called "Can City" suggests a future possibility where Catadores (waste collectors) can adopt this system to make use of free metal and free fuel to produce an infinite range of individually crafted aluminum items using a mobile foundry to melt aluminum cans and waste vegetable oil collected from local cafes as a fuel. The Can Stools are made simply with sand casting technique using readily available construction sand from local building sites, and by casting an assemblage of objects found on the streets. The furnace and the tools are made with salvaged materials and a scrap beer barrel.