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ARTinside: filling spaces was a social sculpture project at the Dane County Juvenile Detention Center that used art to fill the empty spaces inside the facility, and perhaps inside the participants.

During this 8-week project, teens worked with community educators from USgathering and Madison Public Library’s Bubbler program to transform the empty spaces of the detention center, creating site-specific art installations that were developed by the group and that used their inorganic debris generated every day, such as juice cups, milk cartons and cereal containers.

The experience challenged participants to think about their role in our environment, while also promoting teamwork, self confidence and social development. visit the compleate documentation at the Madison Bubbler page.

Listen to USgathering’s Victor Castro discuss the project on WORT’s Monday Eight O’Clock Buzz.