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Art from discarded materials

Aurora Robson
In this short talk, award-winning debris artist Aurora Robson takes us on a creative journey and shares her ardent belief that art can bring us closer to ourselves.

Aurora Robson works at the intersection of environmentalism, art and debris. She is known for her meditative work intercepting the plastic waste stream. She creates art that explores issues related to the culture of disposability and consumerism and her work has been exhibited internationally in museums, galleries and non-traditional spaces.

Aurora is founder of Project Vortex, an international collective of artists, designers and architects who also work in innovative ways with plastic debris. She is a recipient of the Pollock-Krasner Grant, the New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship in Sculpture, the TED/Lincoln Re-Imagine Prize and a National Endowment for the Arts Art Work Grant. Since 2014, she has been developing and assisting with the implementation of a course called Sculpture + Intercepting the Waste Stream designed to foster creative stewardship through academia at colleges, universities and high schools around the world.

This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at 

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