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First Seminar of Reimagining Waste Landscapes series (9/2/22)

Coming up this week, 4pm Wednesday 9 February!

The Reimagining Waste Landscapes seminar series launches with a presentation from Dr Jacob Doherty of the University of Edinburgh. Jacob introduces his new book, Waste Worlds: Inhabiting Kampala’s Infrastructures of Disposability (University of California Press, 2021) and presents an ethnography of the Ugandan capital city’s diverse waste streams and the social worlds that surround them.

Sign up to attend online here: 

Jacob Doherty is Lecturer in Anthropology of Development at the University of Edinburgh’s School of Social and Political Science. He specialises in urban and environmental anthropology. His research grapples with how African cities are responding to the entwined issues of economic inequality and environmental justice. He has conducted ethnographic research in Uganda, the Ivory Coast, and the United States, examining the everyday infrastructures through which urban residents construct and provision their lives, focusing particularly on waste and mobility.


Reimagining waste landscapes: a seminar series. February- March 2022

I’m running an exciting new seminar series on waste landscapes at Edinburgh College of Art and hosted online (and in March, hopefully also in person)! Some great speakers from a range of backgrounds including artists, authors, anthropologists and archaeologists!

  • Runs 9 February to 23 March [no seminar 16 March].
  • Seminars begin at 16:00 and are streamed via Collaborate.
  • Free and open to all.
  • Register via individual event listing on the Series’ Eventbrite page.

Much more info, line-up and how to sign up on the events page

reimagining waste landscapes seminar series poster

[Full size poster]


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