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Special Collections

  • Special Collection

    Dirty Places, Geographies of Waste

    If waste is material we failed to use, a dirty place is a space we failed to clean. This special collection sheds light on the ‘where’ of waste, corners that are contrary to ethics, taste, profit and health.

  • Special Collection

    Development of Waste – Development as Waste

    This special collection addresses waste as a manifestation and component of global development by discussing various case studies. By being an expression of how societies deal with the unwanted, waste policies reveal the variety of shapes development can take.

  • Special Collection

    Reuse and Repair

    This special collection focuses on interdisciplinary issues of reuse and repair.

  • Special Collection

    Unpacking Food and Drink

    Food packaging becomes increasingly scrutinised, as plastic pollution gains public attention. This special collection transcends the simplistic interpretation of packaging as waste by interrogating the social, economic, political, cultural and aesthetic aspects of packaging, in its contemporary and historical dimensions.