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    Waste: a symposium. Papers on disposability, decay, and depletion

    Halden, Grace and Burks, A. (2017) Waste: a symposium. Papers on disposability, decay, and depletion. In: Waste: A Symposium. Papers on Disposability, Decay, and Depletion, 21 Sep 2017, London, UK. (Unpublished)

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    Abstract

    This interdisciplinary event will make visible the untold story of waste by exploring its representations, both material and metaphorical, within contemporary culture. Through an investigation of waste’s presence (or lack thereof) within modern life, this conference will disrupt the entrenched value judgements surrounding objects, places and people otherwise deemed redundant. By exploring how we create, classify and treat waste material this discussion will simultaneously review and challenge the ethics of human waste(-ing); the marginalisation of populations rendered disposable within a globalised socio-economic framework. Calling on related discourses from the arts, social sciences, medical humanities and beyond, this symposium will bring together a diverse mix of academics, artists and industry experts to share insights on a (waste) matter that impacts and implicates us all.

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    Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Other)
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): waste, Pollution, toxicity, Junk, dirt, rubbish, Decomposition, decay, biopolitics, Petrocultures, industrial waste
    School: Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Arts > English and Humanities
    Depositing User: Grace Halden
    Date Deposited: 12 Dec 2017 14:11
    Last Modified: 12 Dec 2017 14:11
    URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/20022

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