Waste is a valuable, yet often little understood, resource that may be used to subvert and reconfigure moral, legal, social and political boundaries in the pursuit of livelihoods and business success. Textile recyclers have developed a range of socio-technological practices to enable material transformations to take place that often remain invisible to those studying modern economies.
This one-day interdisciplinary workshop brings together researchers working on textile recycling across disciplines and sectors, including anthropologists, geographers, historians, designers, waste consultants and consumer researchers. Through this exchange we hope to develop a greater understanding of the underlying relationships between people and things, raw materials and technologies, the emergence of entrepreneurs and innovators in social networks, and their contextual variations.
The workshop will take place on Monday, the 14th of June, 2010 at University College London, United Kingdom.
Please contact Julie Botticello on firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your place. The deadline for registration is 7th of June 2010. There is a registration fee of £25 (waged) and £18 (unwaged), which covers refreshments and lunch with vegetarian options.
Dr Julie Botticello
Dept of Anthropology
London WC1E 6BT
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