CANstruction PHL 2017
- Kids + Family
This exhibition at 999 Spring Garden is FREE to visit!
CANstruction® Philadelphia benefits Philabundance to help drive hunger from our communities! With over 100 cities across the World participating in CANstruction®, we are proud to host one of the TOP 20 CANstruction® events right here in our Philadelphia community, and we hope that you will come and enjoy our 2017 exhibit.
Each year, the Philadelphia Emerging Architects Committee, in conjunction with AIA Philadelphia and the Center for Architecture and Design, invite Philadelphia’s leading architects, engineers, contractors, design firms and schools of design to participate in this unique program. CANstruction® offers our design community the opportunity to publicly exhibit imaginative and creative sculptures - made of canned food - while also giving back to the less fortunate members of our community. Through this event, organized entirely by young aspiring architects, designers, and philanthropists, the Philadelphia design community serves as a catalyst for positive change in our own backyard.
Since its humble beginning in 1992, CANstruction® has helped raise nearly 30 million pounds of food for community food banks around the world, demonstrating that we can have a positive impact on the alleviation of hunger and malnutrition in our communities. In the last 9 years, CANstruction® Philadelphia has raised over 340,000lbs of food and over $38,000 for those in need in our local communities through Philabundance, the Delaware Valley’s largest hunger relief organization! Thanks to the generous contributions of our local sponsors and contributors, CANSTRUCTION® Philadelphia is now a Top 3 Contributor to Philabundance, and continues to grow each year!
Wherever a CANstruction® competition is held, thousands of hungry people are fed, an awareness of the issues surrounding hunger are highlighted publicly, and a spotlight is placed on the design and construction industries as we give back to our local communities. CANstruction® is one competition where everyone wins, and we hope that you will help us rise to meet our challenge to “CANstruct a World without Hunger!” Together, we CAN erase hunger, one CAN at a time. Looking forward to another CANtastic year in 2017!
For more information, please contact:
CANstruction Philadelphia, a Philadelphia Emerging Architects + Center for Architecture and Design event
Jared Edgar McKnight