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‘Narratives of Wasting’ Symposium, 4 December 2023

On Monday 4 December 2023, I wil be taking part in a roundtable hosted by Isabel Pérez and University of Edinburgh’s Institute for Advanced Study (IASH). I wil introduce my research in a wider discussion of how we narrate waste and wasting practices.

Some tickets for attendees remain – see contact below.


This roundtable sets to discuss current theories linking waste with the present global socio-environmental crisis, namely theories of the Wasteocene, from a narrative perspective. Roundtable speakers will reflect upon their own academic approach to waste (both theoretically and methodologically) while exploring different (counter-)narrative approaches to waste and wasting in a broad sense (e.g.: literary, artistic, audio/visual, historical, or political narratives), and connecting them with related processes/practices such as colonialism and extractivism. See attachment for full description. The roundtable is facilitated and supported by The Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities at the University of Edinburgh (IASH) and the Susan Manning Workshop Fund.

Advance registration is required for space is limited. To RSVP, please contact the symposium organiser, Isabel Pérez

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