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Landfill Harmonic


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Amanda Morgan's curator insight, September 29, 3:12 PM

This video made me think about poverty in America. Yes, we have poverty however not to the degree where people are living among the trash (or at least not to my knowledge).  I have worked in some of the poorest schools in Rhode Island and I doubt any of the children would be open to using instruments made from trash. In the US people have the advantage of welfare programs, public education and assistance whereas that does not seem to be the case in this situation.

Hector Alonzo's curator insight, October 26, 8:19 PM

The people in this video live in the slums and cannot afford instruments so they have resorted to using recycled instruments made from garbage that was recovered from the landfill in the city. Seeing how the less fortunate make something beautiful out of something bad is amazing.

Kaitlin Young's curator insight, November 13, 5:20 PM

While many are quick to judge those living in poverty, it is important to realize the innovation and creativity that can arise from these conditions. The children in this video show that one does not need wealth to live a cultured life. When people do not have a lot, they learn to utilize the resources at hand, even if that means using garbage. To see people so happy while having so little (at least by our standards in the United States) puts into question the American consumerist culture. 

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The Importance of Place

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Using the vocabulary of this course, please describe in detail the geographic context of a town like this (real or imaginary).  What is the town like?  How did it get that way?  What type of meaning does 'place' have for those that live there?  


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