While in residence at Pioneer Works, Ian had the pleasure of meeting the creative and hardworking crew of Clocktower Radio. They invited him to talk about the Blister Pact project during the February Second Sundays open studio. You can listen to Ian's interview with host Bridget Hickey here.
The Blister Pact project would not have been possible without the help of the Blister Pact Kickstarter campaign. A very enthusiastic THANK YOU to each and every person that donated to the campaign, as well as everyone that donated plastic packaging and/or time and effort to help make Blister Pact possible. You can find the Kickstarter page, along with the video and any subsequent updates here.
Blister Pact collaborated with Brooklyn Elementary school PS 321 in Park Slope to collect their plastic waste throughout January's Green & Healthy Month (conveniently right after holiday gifts!). It was a huge success with both students and parents contributing their blister packs. The month then culminated in a Green & Healthy Night on Thursday, January 29th, and we were invited to host an interactive evening. We had so much fun with these kids. They had a chance to learn and participate in Ian's fabrication process and colored in Thank You cards just for the Blister Pact Kickstarter rewards!
Ian has been making things AND climbing on things his whole life. In 2007, while living in Salt Lake City, Ian began to take a deeper interest in both art and rock climbing. His eventual move to NYC meant he also had to trade real rock for climbing gyms; Brooklyn Boulders is where he currently sends routes and overcomes problems. When Ian approached them about the Blister Pact project and asked them to host a community collection bin, they were excited to participate and share it with the local climbing community.