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Methodologies: How to Read a Landscape

Discard studies are often entwined with landscapes. Ruins, environmental contamination, xenogarbology (the study of trash in space), ocean plastics, global e-waste flows, and urban waste are all place or space contingent. Thus, reading landscapes can be a valuable methodology for us. A fantastic example is the landscape ethnography¬†Beyond Passaic: Contamination, security threats, hobo encampments. A […]
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