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July 7, 2014

Festival Audio: Interview with Recycling Artist Isaac Kibe

Isaac Kibe working on the Kitengela glass hut on closing day of the Folklife Festival. Photo by Heather Caverhill, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution

Isaac Kibe working on the Kitengela glass hut on closing day of the Folklife Festival. Photo by Heather Caverhill, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution

Isaac Kibe is an artist from Kitengela Glass outside of Nairobi, Kenya. Over the two weeks of the 2014 Smithsonian Folklife Festival, he built a domed structured entirely out of recycled material: empty beer bottles, repurposed rebar, broken ceramics and mirrors, hand-mixed cement, and more.

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