Maker Faire Bay Area 2013

Creative Reuse: Scrap and You

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Saturday12:00 PM12:30 PM

SCRAP is a creative reuse warehouse and workshop space, dedicated to diverting materials from landfill and into the hands of artists, teachers, nonprofits and others who can creatively reuse them. SCRAP's depot holds treasures galore: fabric, paint, paper, toys, frames, plastic, wood, glass, over half a million pounds each year, with new donations everyday, all at low-cost or even free.



Shuai Chen


Shuai Chen is the Executive Director of SCRAP, the Scroungers' Center for Reusable Art Parts. A scrounger herself, Shuai has always seen the potential in materials and creates art and jewelry out of paint chips, soda can tabs, bathroom tiles and test tubes. Her job at SCRAP allows her to utilize her problem solving skills while juggling fundraising, program and staff management, communications and branding, volunteer engagement and outreach, partnerships and more.