Dissecting objects in Berlin

This Thursday July 19th at 2.30pm we’ll be organizing a hands on workshop in the Guggenheim Lab in Berlin, Germany.

Join in as we collaboratively confront our own trash by dismantling and analyzing individual pieces of locally sourced products and trash with the help of scales, databases, and waste-management data.

More info on the hashtag in Twitter: #dissectwaste

The workshop is a collaboration with Dietmar Offenhuber.

We all think we know what our waste looks like, but, in fact, a large part of it is invisible. Uncover and visualize the hidden processes and consequences associated with individual waste objects. Consider an apple, which apparently has no waste at all. However, if we count the bag in which we carry it home, the paper towel that we use to dry it, and the crate that is used to store and transport it, the footprint of that consumable item is much greater than it seems. Join in as we collaboratively confront our own trash by dismantling and analyzing individual pieces of locally sourced trash with the help of scales, barcode readers, open-source databases, and waste-management data.

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