Opening The Bin-2
The 3 Waste Fractions highlighted vivid conversations among researchers and practitioners around opportunities and challenges in Waste Theory, Circular Economy and Waste Labour. Participants and conveners look at the complexities of waste practices and research, such as how to make "visible the invisible waste", how plastic rubbish get demonized/moralized and the innovative waste economies.
This was a wonderful and inspiring three day conference online and graced with an unexpected third-place win for KraalD video of the Waste Safari #OTB contest.
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Being Self: The act of gardening is close to my heart, dirty nails and gut that keeps me well.
Uncommon, I did a self-photoshoot in 2020, laying in #forgetmenot flowers in between the cherry trees, thinking that my son must have a memorable image of his mother (in case of my death). I know, quite dramatic transformed like #cindysherman wearing my mother’s’ crepe de chine revised dress, laying in bloom while eaten by the bugs. The spring is here, the ground fertilised, and fruit trees wash is spayed, and I feel that I would do a second COVID-19 #stayathome photoshoot – in so watch this space while digesting the new garden site theme and waiting for the tulips to bloom in #mygarden #beingself #ecopsychology
Being Self as a theme that was identified as having a sense of being and expressing oneself whilst gardening. The garden and many nonhuman others participants are viewed as a creative space collective.
KraalD 2020. COVID – 19 Disease. Victorian plum tree, with the fungal disease stands in the midst of my garden without the cure. Infectious, mutilated branches are transposed and wrapped in rainbow colour plastic self-disposal. Plasticised, the virus is preserved in the dormant tree trunk for a thousand human years. Rochester, Kent cite-specific art installation #mygarden #worksinprogress #Designedisposal #Designtransposal #PlasticPlasticise
Here I am taking a refuge in Braidotti’s bio-centred egalitarianism, that challenges the prevailing standard of post-anthropocentric agenda and the assertion of advanced technologies that mean ‘man is the measure of all things’. The ‘bio-centred egalitarianism is a philosophy of affirmative becoming, which activates a nomadic subject into sustainable processes of transformation’ (Braidotti, 2006, p. 110). For the sake of clarity, I interpret Braidotti’s bio-centred egalitarianism as the way to define the eco-feminist environmental justice, a she-fox wake-up call for the planetary and equality rights for all life. I resonate well with the profound acknowledgement that ‘life’ is a slippery concept, especially animal life. Multispecies relations and interactions are central and placed along the ‘materialist lines of becoming as deep transformations of self and society’ (Braidotti, 2006, p. 109).
Amid the uncertainty, though I hope today to bring on board some good news, and that is that new book with Cambridge Scholars, Perspectives On Waste From The Social Sciences And Humanities: Opening The Bin edited by Richard Ek and Nils Johansson is about to be published. I am delighted to be amidst contributing authors on the topic of waste, see the table of contents below. https://www.cambridgescholars.com/perspectives-on-waste-from-the-social-sciences-and-humanities| 2020-05-01
Waste is something we encounter on an everyday basis. Today, the waste-mountain is increasing despite ambitious measures being taken to decrease it. Consequently, increased scholarly interest is being devoted to waste, but primarily from a technocratic and scientific point of view. This compilation offers different perspectives on waste, its characteristics, and its presence in the world from social scientist and humanist standpoints. Waste is the constant companion to the human, and is thus inherent in modern society.
Therefore, waste needs to be further approached and understood from a plethora of scholarly perspectives and disciplines, and further investigated through a multitude of methodologies and data collection techniques. The imagination of a future where waste-preventive actions and circular economies permeate society can only be a reality if technocratic and scientific accounts of what is to be done, when, and how, are complemented by social scientific and humanist concepts of the nature and constitution of waste. Such a perspective offers the possibility to understand how waste is constituted through relationships, language, materials, politics, practices and structures. This book shows that philosophers, historians, cultural theorists and economists have much to offer on the topic of waste as a part of everyday modern life.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Introduction: Opening the Bin to the Social Sciences and the Humanities 3 Nils Johansson and Richard Ek
Chapter 1: Waste’s Social Order: A Historical Perspective 10 Anne Berg
Chapter 2: On Hauntology: A Turn To The Specter of Waste 24 Lisa Doeland
Chapter 3: Waste on Screen: Of Trashing, Littering and Recycling in American TV-Series 41 Fanny Verrax
Chapter 4: Mending. Female Education in Waste Prevention Over The Centuries 57 Heike Darwanz
Chapter 5: Moving Waste Around: Recycling and the Governance of Waste Management 77 Myra J. Hird and Cassandra Kuyenhoven
Chapter 6: Waste, A Matter of Energy. A Diachronic Analysis (1992-2017) of Waste-to-Energy Rationales 96 Laurence Rocher
Chapter 7: Environmental Concern in Waste Economy–A Case Study of Waste Policy In Finnish Lapland 116 Veera Kinnunen, Heikki Huilaja, Johanna Saariniemi and Jarno Valkonen
Chapter 8: Visualising the North Atlantic Gyre Patch 137 Katarina Dimitrijevic
Chapter 9: The Effect of Proximity on Waste Management within the New Vision of Circular Economy in France 161 Jean-Baptiste Bahers and Mathieu Durand
Chapter 10:Waste-in-Becoming, Value-in-Waiting: On Market Performativity and Value Propositions of Waste Electrical and Electronic Equpment (WEEE) 176 Jennie Olofsson
Chapter 11: The Ocean as Thingspace. From The Ocean As “Master of Disappearance” To The “Friendly Floatees” and a New Ocean Cosmology 198 Petra Beck
Chapter 12: Designing For An Inclusive Waste Service: Experiences from Applying Norm-Critical Design Methods in Waste Service Development 215 Lisa Andersson, Marcus Jahnke, Julia Jonasson and Rebecca Röström
Chapter 13: The Fashion Waste Management Process at ReTuna– A Study of Unstable Classifications of Textile Goods 240 Lars Hedegård and Eva Gustafsson
Chapter 14: Apple’s Recycling Robot ‘Liam’ and the Global Recycling Economy of E-Waste. What ‘The Guardian’ Does, And What He Misses Out On 265 Stefan Laser and Alison Stowell
From pagan god Pan to panic from transposons pandemic: Greek word panikos, meaning sudden fear, combined with a pandemic which is a disease epidemic that has spread across a vast region, for instance, multiple continents. Pan, the pagan god, is among the dancing spirits in Dionysus’ entourage. Pan is the god of the wild, shepherds, flocks, nature of mountain wilds, father of Fauna. His energy is bawdy, lustful and mischievous. For clarity Fauna meaning the animal of the geological period, for example, I/We live in the human-made geological time of the Anthropocene. So I count my body as an animal representative to put it a complex bacterial, fungal and bio cell meta cluster of myself.
On another unwashed hand, a virus or transposons, also known as jumping genes, can represent a small parasite that cannot reproduce by itself. Once it infects a susceptible cell, however, a virus can direct the cell machinery to produce more viruses, like SARS-CoV-2 aka COVID-19 and his cousins SARS and MERS. Back to the word ‘panic’ which stems from Pan’s name and why I/We have the collective feeling of losing control because the ecstasy generated by his energetic presence can be too much to assimilate. Thus, in hope, I am fearless. Wish you all good health.