The Kid Should See This

Skyscraper, a giant found-plastic whale breaches in a Bruges canal

In collaboration with the Hawaii Wildlife Fund and the Surfrider Foundation, Jason Klimoski and Lesley Chang of the Brooklyn-based architecture and design firm STUDIOKCA created Skyscraper, a four-story-high breaching whale made from five tons of ocean plastic. Installed in a Bruges canal for the 2018 Bruges Triennial, the piece was designed “to call attention to the other 149,999,995 tons of plastic waste still swimming out there.” Klimoski explains in the video:

“Right now there is 150 million tons of plastic swimming in the ocean, our oceans, the oceans we share. Pound for pound that is more plastic waste swimming in the ocean than there is whales. So an opportunity like this to show the type of plastic and the amount of plastic that ends up in our oceans is really important.”


Watch these related videos next: Washed Ashore, giant animal sculptures made of found beach plastic, Sea Chair: Making a stool from plastic debris found in the open sea, and Plastic Bottle Village.

Bonus: How colorful animal sculptures are made from upcycled flip-flops.

via Colossal.

This award-winning video collection is reader-supported. Become a sustaining member to keep TKSST online and free for everyone, including teachers and parents who use it as a resource to spark learning and curiosity for kids.

🌈 Watch these videos next...

The Master Microfixer Teaching the World to Fix iPhones

Rion Nakaya

How I made a lil “Wacky Waving Inflatable Arm Flailing Tube Man”

Rion Nakaya

Bernard Pras’ anamorphic portrait of Ferdinand Cheval

Rion Nakaya

CleanSpace One – a Swiss satellite to tackle space junk

Rion Nakaya

Mr. Trash Wheel, Baltimore’s Trash-Collecting Water Wheel

Rion Nakaya

Thumb-dented aluminum can sculptures

Rion Nakaya

Colorful animal sculptures made from recycled flip-flops

Rion Nakaya

Party hacks: How to make paper, edible straws, & leafetti

Rion Nakaya

How many parts? dina A. Amin’s gadget guessing game videos

Rion Nakaya

Get smart curated videos delivered every week.    
Subscribe