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With residential square footage at a premium in much of D.C., people likely have little room for broken objects, opting to toss them in the trash instead of repairing them. While some might see this as wasteful, the abandoned objects can then become materials for tinkering dumpster divers and, for the next month, Swedish artist Tobias Sternberg. Logan Circle’s Transformer Gallery welcomes Sternberg and his installation “Temporary Art Repair Shop,” in which locals are invited to drop off items that no longer work for the artist to “repair.” Make no mistake: Sternberg’s goal is not to return these things to working order. Instead, he’ll take parts from the donated objects and turn them into stand-alone sculptures, which will be on display at Transformer until the exhibition closes at the end of the month. While there’s no guarantee that every donated item will be turned into art, it’s certainly a more engaging way to dump your broken furniture than dragging it to the alley. The exhibition is on view Wednesdays through Saturdays noon to 6 p.m., to Oct. 31, at Transformer Gallery, 1404 P St. NW. Free. (202) 483-1102. transformerdc.org.