1) My first project idea focuses on environmental art. This idea was inspired by a place called the Albany Landfill, a place I have never visited but have heard wonderful things about. It is a landfill that closed in the 80s (?), and after closing squatters began living there and turned the landfill into a gigantic art exhibit. The art they created is amazing, making it quite a shame that they were forced to leave Albany. But their art still remains. That is the story of the Albany Landfill in a nut shell…don’t want to tell you too much because then you won’t be interested in my presentation!
I originally thought of doing my project just on the Albany Landfill, but I decided to expand my horizons and focus on environmental/recycled art on the whole.
-DVD titled “Bum’s Paradise”-a documentary on the Albany Landfill
2) Well….I am pretty attached to idea #1….but I’ve managed to think of a back-up topic. Ecoterrorism. I got if off the sheet that Dr. Krygier gave us, it not as original as my first on…I didn’t think of it on my own. But ecoterrorism is very interesting and occurs in many different fashions, all of which would be quite exciting to learn about. But ecoterrorism is still a rather broad topic….so I think I’d have to narrow it down….maybe do it on major ecoterrorist groups/individuals through history…or some of the most devastating or CRAZY acts that those ecoterrorists performed. Or maybe I could do it on the negative effects that ecoterrorist acts have on the environment…I’m sure they’re doing SOMETHING to the environment, right? Here’s some sources: