Getting the Dirt: New Perspectives on Trash in New York City

Two basic systems: Development and Maintenance. The sourball of every revolution: after the revolution, who's going to pick up the garbage on Monday morning? -Mierle Laderman Ukeles, "Manifesto for Maintenance Art 1969!" Written nearly a decade before she was appointed artist-in-residence at the New York Department of Sanitation in 1976, Mierle Laderman Ukeles's "Manifesto for Maintenance Art 1969!"