We were not surprised to see Mick open the door of the house to which a neighbor directed us after hearing our strange request. She said that she would not sit on the discarded couch but that the people who lived a few houses down from her would most likely be game.
Earlier that day, Mick had spent time thinking about how he could get rid of a couch he and his wife owned. Because they didn’t want to move the heavy, hide-a-bed on their own and because they like to support the Catholic Action Center, they decided to give it to them. In any case, Mick steeped outside in 22 degree weather even before we told him why we needed him to come with us to the curb.
Image and text by Kremena Todorova and Kurt Gohde, Discarded project.