Canstruction NYC-Annual Design Competition & Food Drive

Embarking on its 18th year in New York City, Canstruction is an international design competition that challenges architects, engineers, contractors and students to design and build enormous, colorful sculptures entirely from cans of donated food. A unique event that incorporates design and art to raise public awareness for hunger in New York City, Canstruction fuels  the call for donations by creating a pop-up art gallery, where for a recommended canned food donation, visitors can view all of the design entries. Following the exhibition period, all of the canned food used in creating the sculptures is donated to City Harvest, the world’s first and New York’s largest food rescue organization. The annual event runs during November and December and is a great way to make a contribution while raising awareness and enjoying an event unique to the city during the holiday season.