These are the lessons we have learned in efforts to salvage neglected information in the form of narrative fragments salvaged from the waste stream. Our working laboratory is a comprehensive community waste reduction centre.
We invite academics, practitioners and activists from a range of backgrounds and knowledge institutions to debate the shifting roles of knowledge, culture and ecologies in historical, contemporary and future scenarios of crisis, environmental justice and inequality, governance, socio-environmental change and reckonings with nature and a diversity of cosmologies.
Call for Papers: Workshop on “Pollution, Environmental Justice, and Citizen Science” 3-4 May 2017, University of Warwick Department of Sociology, University of Warwick, UK. Citizen science has long been a key means of seeking environmental justice, by bridging the divide between formal expertise and the public. The availability of …
The Environmental Research & Education Foundation (EREF) is one of the largest sources of solid waste research funding in the U.S., allocating approximately $1 million annually in research grants and graduate level scholarships.
What should we make of the ever more excessive production of remainders? What spaces of creativity and innovation struggle against, emerge from, or make visible this seemingly hidden facet of our modernity?
Whether focused on toxicity, disease, disaster, violence, or malfunction, STS scholars have long studied harm. Given the great diversity of approaches and cases, this panel seeks to take an intersectional approach to theorizing harm.
Between the age of seven and ten, I was obsessed with Barbie, and this playing spilled out far beyond my bedroom: it involved looking around the house, in the kitchen trash bin, and on the street for things my Barbies might need. Thus used bottle caps became plates and saucers. …