Social studies of waste, pollution & externalities
Best known as the artist in residence at New York City’s Department of Sanitation, the septuagenarian Ukeles is having her first full retrospective, at the Queens Museum.
Artista visual e educador , aborda as questões ligadas ao uso das novas tecnologias e a sua desconstrução.
Realiza oficinas e workshops de tecnologia experimental para adultos e crianças.
Atualmente se dedica ao TinkerLabBR um laboratório maker itinerante que envolve microcontroladores, computadores, desconstrução de objetos de baixa tecnologia, brinquedos chineses e artigos de lojas de R$ 1.99 para criação de traquitanas interativas.
Circular economy concepts are giving new hope to our planet which is littered with post-consumer waste – all manner of plastics, PET bottles, textiles and countless other materials which are the byproducts of excessive consumption.
Deko Eko wants to contribute to this significant change by accelerating the development of a circular economy marketplace. We propose an innovative upcycling platform which will completely change the way you think about waste. We turn waste into profit by facilitating the highest possible jump in value – from zero to a market-ready product.
Our vision of Green Fablab (or Hackerspace, or Makespace) is that in these geographically distributed spaces, they can be considered not only as a fabrication spaces, but also a recycling, remanufacturing and refurbishing places in order to contribute to a more circular economy
The project aims to create a social infrastructure, the Waste Fab Lab, to be implemented in the urban context. It will be a place where new jobs will be created in order to manage, repair, prepare for
We are fans of the Precious Plastic project, one of the key examples on how cities could start to reclaim the waste humans put in their streets, but more importantly: in the nature that then feed us…
High-tech smart cities promise efficiency by monitoring everything from bins to bridges. But what if we ditched the data and embraced ancient technology instead?
Guardian Cities is concluding with ‘The case for ...”, a series of opinion pieces exploring options for radical urban change.
Do you order different sizes of clothing online, knowing you can return the one that doesn't fit?
Did you know the ones you return are sometimes sent straight to landfill?
Online shopping has created a boom in perfectly good products ending up in dumpsters and landfills, according to Adria Vasil, an environmental journalist and managing editor of Corporate Knights magazine.
Graphical visualisation of wasteflow data.
Explore UK waste and recycling dataset to help local authorities and recycling facilities drive strategy.
The Center for the Living Things is the research pata-institution founded in 2016, in order to examine, collect and popularise the knowledge concerning new humanotic nature forms. All exhibits gathered in the Institute’s collection are abandoned objects, used and no longer needed commodities – wastes of human overproduction, which have become the natural environment for many living organisms. Specimens were found in illegal waste dumping site, where the transgression of man-derived objects and plant tissues take place.
Free Geek’s mission is to sustainably reuse technology, enable digital access, and provide education to create a community that empowers people to realize their potential.
Over the course of five days, local workshops, research centers, design agencies and local producers in the neighbourhood was connected into an ecosystem. Biologists, tech professionals, local makers, craftsmen, IKEA designers, and other trailblazers gathered in Barcelona for the project and collected wasted products from the streets of Poblenou in order to breath new life into materials that were heading to landfill.
The Fab City Global Initiative demonstrates our unique, multiscale way of working in the Full Stack Model . The Full Stack explains how the systems change from PITO to DIDO can be applied at the citizen, city and global level, enabled by shared values and physical infrastructure.
Association loi de 1901, Les Chantiers Valoristes ont une double vocation :
- Faciliter le parcours d'insertion de personnes, parmi les plus éloignées de l'emploi,
par l'activité économique.
- Développer le réemploi de matériaux ou de produits initialement destinés à l'enfouissement ou l'incinération.
Ainsi Les Chantiers Valoristes contribuent d'une part à remettre des personnes sur le chemin
de l'emploi,et d'autre part à promouvoir le Développement Durable.
L'agent(e) valoriste ou technicien(ne) de réemploi est un professionnel du réemploi, du recyclage et de la valorisation des encombrants. Il valorise et revend les objets collectés.
Il progetto LIFE+ LOWaste ha sperimentato a Ferrara un modello di economia circolare basata sulla prevenzione, il riuso e il riciclo dei rifiuti in una logica di partnership pubblico-privato. Partendo da alcune sperimentazioni pilota ha creato le basi per la nascita di un vero e proprio distretto locale di economia verde circolare. Distretto formato da operatori dei rifiuti, piccole piattaforme di recupero, artigiani e PMI impegnati nella valorizzazione delle materie e nella produzione di riprodotti.
Affordable Land (or ‘Community Land’) is a form of leasehold that precludes speculation, and so allows councils to license land as a low-cost platform for society and the economy, instead of simply selling it to land traders. It requires no government borrowing, no new legislation and it can exist alongside the existing property market.