Leave No Trace is one of FIGMENT’s 11 core principles—and it is an important element of the FIGMENT attitude. Just as when children are asked to put away their toys when they are done playing, FIGMENT artists and participants are asked to help clean up after themselves. One of our goals is urban revitalization—and leaving an area cleaner than when we found it directly contributes to that goal.
We leave no trace by cleaning up after ourselves and we leave the space better than we found it. We are not a drain on municipal resources but rather positively contribute to the cities public spaces. By cleaning up after ourselves, we show our community, the public, public officials, and ourselves that we value our city, our space, and our art.