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The Value of Garbage

#thevalueofgarbage | ‘Waste Not’ art project by Song Dong at Barbican Centre | London, 2012.

#thevalueofgarbage | ‘Waste Not’ art project by Song Dong at Barbican Centre | London, 2012.

#Waste Not  #waste  #Collection  #collector  #art 
berlinfarmlab:

I just bought “Making it: radical home Ec for a post-consumer world”, the new book of Root Simple, the writers of Urban homestead. The book is an extended guide into DIY way of living. After reading it you can make, for example, your own natural shampoo and laundry soap, homemade vegetable stock, medicinal honey, worm farm, a native pollinator habitat while you can learn how to slaughter a chicken.  Some things are pretty radical, such as how to make your own reusable cloth pads, but I cannot judge until I test it myself.Off to brew my own beer!

berlinfarmlab:

I just bought “Making it: radical home Ec for a post-consumer world”, the new book of Root Simple, the writers of Urban homestead. The book is an extended guide into DIY way of living. After reading it you can make, for example, your own natural shampoo and laundry soap, homemade vegetable stock, medicinal honey, worm farm, a native pollinator habitat while you can learn how to slaughter a chicken.  Some things are pretty radical, such as how to make your own reusable cloth pads, but I cannot judge until I test it myself.Off to brew my own beer!

#diy  #ideas  #waste 
Waste Map

This is a collective mapping of waste-related sites. Sites include built and imagined landscapes, social and cultural practices, and design projects. Waste is broadly conceived in terms of space (blight, sprawl, vacancy), time (waiting, boredom, drudgery), resources (refuse, trash), and information technologies (e-waste, obsolescence, “delete”). 

The mapping was part of Urban Media Lab: Waste, a graduate-level seminar at The New School University.


View urbanmedialabWASTEmap in a larger map

#waste  #mapping  #new york 
Waste design strategies

Waste Design Strategies | By Antonas.Office

We can think about designing “with waste” through some general strategies that describe the eventual construction of shape through matter that is not wanted any more for the purpose it was meant to exist. Design out of waste thus means either reinventing ways of re-appropriating objects or using a mass of unused objects in order to create a particular unified but multiple mass that we could call a mixed “material”. These two different strategies produce two different types of productivity through waste.

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#antonas  #waste  #waste management  #design  #design strategies 
Susan Robb, Digester, 2008, 55-gallon drums, the waste of gallerist Scott Lawrimore, biogas, campfire, variable dimensions.

Susan Robb, Digester, 2008, 55-gallon drums, the waste of gallerist Scott Lawrimore, biogas, campfire, variable dimensions.

#art  #installation  #waste  #fuel  #gas 
Trash Track - traces of trash objects

Trash Track - traces of trash objects

#trash  #waste  #data  #tracking 
#kamworkshops2011 | photo from InfraNet Lab's post on Islands of Waste and the Pacific garbage patch. 

#kamworkshops2011 | photo from InfraNet Lab's post on Islands of Waste and the Pacific garbage patch. 

#InfraNet Lab  #garbage  #island  #ocean  #trash  #waste  #marine 
Photo from mammoth’s visit to Blue Plains Wastewater Treatment Plant | #kamworkshops2011 | Read the interesting post on one of the world’s largest treatment plants here.

Photo from mammoth’s visit to Blue Plains Wastewater Treatment Plant | #kamworkshops2011 | Read the interesting post on one of the world’s largest treatment plants here.


#infrastructure  #Treatment Plant  #waste management  #waste  #garbage 
Trash-o-meter →

a project that measures quantity of waste generated in MIT | #transtrash #kamworkshops2011 via @basurama

#trash  #waste  #garbage  #link  #basurama  #blog 
On Excess and Waste

#kamworkshops2011 | by Zygmunt Bauman 

Throwing things out conŽfirms retrospectively the wisdom of excess: it helps to build conŽfidence and reafirrms the link between self-assertion and wastefulness. Things thrown away are therefore promptly replaced by another, yet greater, ‘spare potential’, the ‘just in case’ surplus over and above the conceivable potential of consumption. The act of consumption marks the end of the road, while the trick is to keep forever on the move.

Throwing things out reassures that one can go a long way yet and that one has enough, more than enough resources to negotiate it. Waste shows that the capacity to move is the asset more important than the movement itself.

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#Bauman  #excess  #reading  #waste 
Discard Studies Blog →

#kamworkshops2011 | via @phokaides 

#studies  #discard  #garbage  #garbology  #waste  #research  #reading  #blog 

#kamworkshops2011 | EU Statistics on Waste 

pic1: Waste generation by economic sector, EU-27, 2006 (% of total waste)
pic2: Municipal waste treatment, EU-27, (kg per capita) 

#waste  #waste management  #eu  #europe  #statistics  #graphs 
On Waste

#kamworkshops2011 | Jean Baudrillard, The Consumer Society: Myths and Structures (London, Sage, 1998), p. 43-45

 Waste

We know how much the affluence of rich societies is linked to waste, given all the talk of a `throwaway society’ and the fact that some have even envisaged a `garbage-can sociology’: `Tell me what you throw away and I’ll tell you who you are!’ But the statistics of waste and rubbish are not interesting in themselves: they are merely a redundant marker of the volume of goods on offer, and their profusion. We can understand neither waste nor its functions if we see in it only the residual scraps of what is made to be consumed but is not. Once again, we have here a simplistic definition of consumption — a moral definition based on the imperative utility of goods. So, all our moralists rail against the squandering of wealth — from the actions of the private individual who no longer respects that kind of moral law internal to the object which its use-value is taken to be and the object’s time- span (the individual who throws his goods away or changes them to comply with the whims of prestige or fashion, etc.) to waste on the national and international scale — and even on a kind of global scale, where the human race is seen as squandering wealth in its general economy and its exploitation of natural resources. In short, waste is always considered a kind of madness, of insanity, of instinctual dysfunction, which causes man to burn his reserves and compromise his survival conditions by irrational practice […]

(Source: books.google.com)

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#waste  #value  #consumption  #book  #reading  #Baudrillard