Shangri-La City Municipal Solid Waste Landfill, direction: this way 1.6km, photo by Bo Wang.

CFP: Living and Dying with “Waste Infrastructure”: Affect and Practicalities (AAA)

AAA CfP image_Sensorial engagements

CFP: Ambient Matter: Sensorial Engagements with a Toxic World (AAA)

This image of a pregnant Inuk woman was taken during a four month long dump fire that occurred in the Arctic community of Iqaluit, Nunavut. During the fire, pregnant women and women of childbearing age were warned not to go outside due to risks of dioxin contamination. The Inuktitut syllabics written on her hand read ‘Taima’ or ‘enough’, referring to decades of government underfunding that contributed to this and many other dump fires. The image is an example of refusal, as the image refuses to depict Inuit as passive victims of slow violence, instead redirecting attention towards government institutions. The image was distributed to media outlets and became the Facebook profile photo of a local ‘Stop the Dump Fires’ protest group. Photo by Shawn Inuksuk, 2014.

Refusal as Research Method in Discard Studies


Toxic Symposium on Exposure, Entanglement, and Endurance: A Summary in Tweets


Municipal versus Industrial Waste: Questioning the 3-97 ratio

Pit lake, NWT

New book alert: Mining and Communities in Northern Canada


Piping as poison: the Flint water crisis and America’s toxic infrastructure


CFP: Pharmaceuticals out of Bounds

These plastics were collected by BabyLegs in the Mystic River, Boston. The squares on the page are 1 cm x 1 cm.

Article Alert! Redefining pollution and action: The matter of plastics


CFP for “Transecology: Transgender Perspectives on the Environment”