An annual design competition in which cans of food are used as building blocks, then donated to the Capital Area Food Bank.
About "One Small Step for a Can, One Giant Leap to End Hunger"::
The team’s primary goal in selecting cans to create “One small step for a CAN, one giant leap to end hunger” was to best articulate two iconic scenes from a monumental event in American history - man’s first landing on the moon. Careful consideration was given to cans that could allow for enough variation in shape / size to capture the dynamic spacesuit of astronaut Neil Armstrong. Cans for the Saturn V rocket were selected to emphasize its grand structure. As for the backgrounds, black and blue labeled cans create skies on either side while providing contrast for the protruding figures. Additionally, silver cans contrast with blues and greens to form the earth and moon.
About DC CANstruction::
The team with the most "votes" wins the People's Choice Award. One dollar = one vote. Support the Wiencek + Associates team by donating here. Voting ends 9:00 a.m. Saturday, September 8th.
Sponsored by the Washington Architectural Foundation and the Society for Design Administration, Canstruction D.C. uses one can of food as a catalyst for change; one can to represent the building blocks of massive sculptures; one can to prove that every act of kindness makes a difference.
Each year, D.C.-area teams comprising architects, engineers, builders, and students combine creativity and philanthropy, using cans of food to construct elaborate buildings, sculptures, and vignettes. All projects are put on display, and the public is invited to vote for their favorites by donating cans of food. When the event is complete, the structures are broken down and all cans of food used by the teams and donated by the public are given to the Capital Area Food Bank for distribution to those in need.
To date, Canstruction D.C. has donated more than 250 tons of food.