Education and Prevention
Sail around the world once, collect garbage on remote beaches, compress it and form “G-Cubes” from it and assemble 1000 of them to create a monument. One cubic meter of compressed and preserved waste. That was the plan, the concept of the artist Harald Reichenbach. A metaphor for the state of the oceans in the year 2020.
But problem of marine pollution was so compelling that G-Cubes decided to implement a “paradigm shift”: away from art, towards education and prevention work with the “next generation”. This way the monument is still an important part of the artistic performance, but the main pillar of the project shifted towards cooperation with schools and local communities around the globe. Help and solutions must be offered in places which would otherwise be forgotten. Where nobody helps.
In January and February of 2020 G-Cubes realised the first continuing school projects to ensure sustainability. In Oman, Mumbai, Sri Lanka, and the Maldives G-Cubes locally produced 3 garbage compactors each. They were given away to schools which G-Cubes has already worked with. In Mumbai, an event took place for the first time at the German School Mumbai. G-Cubes wants to ensure and expand the sustainability of the school projects in the long term.