I came across the term Urban Foraging and thought it was a really good definition.
“Dumpster Diving” describes the act of, well, going into dumpsters – but I think “Urban Foraging” goes deeper.
Foraging is a form of free re-distribution of found items, and in this context it is placed into the city/urban landscape. We can’t go looking for berries in the woods like bears, but we can still take advantage of our surroundings and the results other peoples negative behaviours of excess consumption – “trash” on the side of the road and in dumpsters which is wearable and edible.
What do you think of the term Urban Foraging?