Payatas Dumpsite, Metro Manila. By Kounosu.

PhD position: Turning Livelihoods to Rubbish (Aug 20 deadline)

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Funded MA & PhD positions in Participatory Citizen Science, Marine Plastics, and Action-based Research

Concept of one Dettah Yourth: keep the site ugly so everyone knows something bad has happened here.

Designing for the Future at Giant Mine

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Article Alert! Place and Defilement Signposts Toward a New Theory of Purity in Sibley’s Geographies of Exclusion

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Students for Zero Waste: Post-Landfill Action Network Conference (Oct 9-10)

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Canada’s Waste Network Launched!

Photo by Greg Vojtko.

Food Banks: Canned Justice or Fuel For activism?

An image of what we catch in a trawl before we strain it. Photo by Max Liboiron.

Plastic Smog and Horizontal Smoke Stacks: Representations of Pollution as Knowledge

UNEP Waste Crime report

Criminal Negligence?

Police and military at Old Fadam/Agbogbloshie, 20 June 2015. Source: https://twitter.com/AbdallaIbn/status/612164155064324096/photo/1

Sweeping Away Agbogbloshie. Again.

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CFP: Dirty business: economies of the used, the used up, and the useless // SES 2015

A sweeper with his "bag-carrier" and tools. (1897). From McClure's magazine. NYPL

CFP: Envirotechnical Histories of Waste Management — ASEH 2016, Seattle

Images of microplastic ingestion by plankton. From Cole, Matthew, et al. "Microplastic ingestion by zooplankton." Environmental science & technology (2013).

How the Ocean Cleanup Array Fundamentally Misunderstands Marine Plastics and Causes Harm

Image produced with a Thermal Flashlight by the Firelog Collective. Hotter areas are red, and colder areas are blue. Green indicates the mid-range of temperature.

Wasted Heat as Northern Commons: Hot Spots in the Square

Historic Doukhobor 1895 Arms burning sketch by William Perehudoff, artist from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada.

An ethics of surplus and the right to waste?: Discards and Degrowth

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Article Alert! Collection of Recent Articles on Discard Studies from E-waste to Shoddy

Debris plot by NASA. A computer-generated image of objects in Earth orbit that are currently being tracked. Approximately 95% of the objects in this illustration are orbital debris, i.e., not functional satellites. The dots represent the current location of each item. The orbital debris dots are scaled according to the image size of the graphic to optimize their visibility and are not scaled to Earth. Public domain image by NASA.

Bibliography on Space Trash & Orbital Debris

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Conference on waste and pollution in healthcare

Images from "baloon mapping" of an oil spill in the Chandeleur Islands, May 9, 2010. Images captured via balloon by Mariko Toyoji, Stewart Long and Shannon Dosemagen. Images stitched by Stewart Long.

CfP: Toxic Politics // Science as Culture

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Temporality and Waste: Slow Violence

Scaffolding set up so workers can clean inside one of the pieces of flue gas cleaning equipment, produced, Georg thinks, in Taiwan. Author’s photo.

A Visit to a Waste-to-Energy Facility: Notes from central Austria’s industrial fields

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Visually Representing Slow Disasters

Photograph by Andrew Moore.

The Perils of Ruin Porn: Slow Violence and the Ethics of Representation

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Discard Studies at the Association of American Geographers Conference (April 2015)

Deteriorating section of the MIC plant, decades after the gas leak. Autore: Luca Frediani. Utilizzo in Wikipedia autorizzato dall'autore. CC BY-SA 2.0.

Sizing Up ‘Slow Violence’

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Introduction to Rob Nixon’s Slow Violence and the Environmentalism of the Poor

One of the prepared questions in the Write2Know campaign is about the effect of the oil sands on water quality.

Researcher Activism: The Gutting of Discard Science in Canada and the Write2Know Campaign

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CFP: Geographies of waste: Space, scale and geopolitics (Due March 13)

Toilet Glitter. Photo by author.

Queering Waste Through Camp

Art by Loren Crabbe, from the series “Purging Abjection.”

Abjection: A definition for discard studies

Satellite Landscapes by Jenny Odell

Event: Producing Waste/Producing Space (3/6-7, Princeton University)

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The Chinese Logistical Sublime and Its Wasted Remains

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CFP: Special issue on Depollution

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Waste and Science, Technology & Environment Hub at Memorial University

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New Book! Bad Water: Nature, Pollution, and Politics in Japan, 1870–1950

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CFP: Depollution (Feb 28)

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CFP: Living in a Toxic World. European Spring School on History of Science and Popularization

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CFP: Contested Expertise and Toxic Environments (Due Jan 10)

Graffiti in NYC subway in honor of Akai Gurley & Eric Garner. Photo by Lauren Giaccone  (CC BY 2.0)

Michael Brown, Eric Garner, and Discard Studies

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CFP: Material Culture Symposium on Very Bad Things for Emerging Scholars (Dec 15)

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New Report Examines High-Tech Trash & E-Waste Ahead of Black Friday

Not having been warned about the known hazards, Dene men even slept on burlap bags containing uranium and radium. Image from Beyond Nuclear.

Article Alert! Wasted Life: Labour, Liveliness, and the Production of Value

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Students create concept models for Giant Mine markers: Communicating contamination in perpetuity

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Special Issue on International Chemicals Regulation Following the Minamata Convention

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CFP: “Faking It:” Counterfeits, Copies, and Uncertain Truths in Science, Technology, and Medicine

"The map shows some of the most representative environmental justice conflicts in the United States. In an effort to choose landmark cases we elicited feedback from more than 200 environmental justice leaders, activists, and scholars in identifying these case studies. These cases represent a range of time periods, geographic regions, communities, and environmental challenges. However, they are only a very small subset of the many influential case studies that have contributed to the U.S. environmental justice movement past and present."

Map of 40 most influential environmental justice conflicts in the US

Seismic lines and well pad for exploratory drilling through the boreal forest at the Suncor Firebag Oil Sands Project. Alberta, Canada.
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CFP: Governing the Inorganic: Materials, Infrastructures and Care

Postcard: Trail, BC, 1955. Recycling facility in the background.

A Methodology for Investigating Cityness through Waste

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FIXING THE WORLD: Workshop on Excess, leftover and innovation (Nov 21, Fort Saint-Jean-Marseille)

Edward Burtynsky, Nickel Tailings No. 32, 1996.

CFP: The political ecology of industrial waste

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CFP: Reuse in an Accelerated World: Mining the Past to Reshape the Future (edited volume)

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