These research projects take the idea of ‘reimagining’ waste landscapes as the literal starting point to ask:
- How can research itself be implicated in the reimagining of such sites?
- What are the moral-ethical dimensions (and academic implications) of such interventions?
- Is this some kind of ‘art’, ‘real’ research, or something else?
Both semi- (pseudo?) scientific investigation into the lives of waste materials and a creative intervention in a waste landscape exploring themes of the limits to growth, and processes of deindustrialisation. An exploration of the degradation of human made materials in ‘natural’ contexts and a tracing of object itineraries across extraction, production, use, disposal and revenance.
A creative research investigation that aims to visualise at the scale of a single building (131-133 Lower Clapton Road) destroyed during the 1940-41 Blitz where the rubble of Hackney and Leyton Marshes may have come from. This uses map regression, 3D modelling software and photography to re-establish a spatial and temporal link from the void on an urban street to the infilled marshes.