Sea PET making family workshop

When: Saturday 30 and Sunday 31 July 2022, 1 – 4pm

Where: Clore Learning Studio

Free and drop in at

Turner Contemporary

Join us for a weekend of re-using and re-imagining plastics in this underwater mobile-making workshop.

PET (polyethylene terephthalate) is a single-use plastic found everywhere, from fruit mesh bags to drink bottle tops. Unfortunately, these often end up in landfill or polluting our seas. We invite you to extend these plastics’ life by creating your own Sea PET mobiles. Think stinging jellyfish, luminous coral and deep ocean creatures!

The materials in this workshop are sterilised before use. For more information, please contact or call 01843 233000

Suitable for children aged 5+.

About KraalD

KraalD is an activist design and research practice that raises awareness of plastic pollution through creative and collaborative workshops. This workshop will be led by Katarina Dimitrijevic, who recently completed a PhD in Design at the Goldsmiths University of London and is a lecturer at @TheMargateSchool.

#plasticpollution #family #workshop #craftivism

SeaPET repair space

Plastics are forever.

I found myself repairing my SeaPET 2019 jellyfish mobile’s installations.

They lived for two years in my garden. It is incredible to see how minimal decay or fragmentation’s happened! I report some colour discolorations to veggie mesh and some thorned edges due to the tree branches. That’s all damage, I can say. Watch this space @turnercontemporary #theopen forthcoming @kraaldworkshop/s announcement.

SeaPET repair 2021

Opening The Bin-2

 Opening The Bin-2  
 Waste Safari

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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Opening The Bin-2  
 Waste Safari

Being Self

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.

Tree Without the Cure

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).


@CambridgeScholarsPublishing @cambridgescholarsofficial @CamScholars 

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.| 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.


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

List of Contributors 280