Waste introduction

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Working Group coordinators: Dr. Marsha Bradfield, Sharon, Neil
Working Group Members: Kuba Szreder, Metod, Karem Ibrahim


The Brokers: People, Spaces and Values

The Brokers: People, Spaces and Values is a series of events/walking tours/discussions, one of the strands in our Research on Value.

Over the next two years, we will work with a wide range of international partners - individuals, associations and institutions - to explore value from various and perhaps even contradictory perspectives. Our Research on Value will always be embedded, specific and localised, and it is our intention to produce a range of publicly available resources that others can use and develop.

The Brokers: People, Spaces and Values will be lead by a specific 'Broker/Brokers' and explore how different social practices of evaluation, are situated, localized and embedded in particular places, buildings, public spaces and institutions.

The Brokers: People, Spaces and Values. Waste

'Waste' is a temporary evaluation made by actors, in a particular economy.

Who: The Brokers are Environmental Lawyer Rosie Oliver and Economic geographer Angus Cameron
When: 10.00 for a 10.15am (sharp) start - Saturday 16th February (we leave at 10.15 sharp as Thames tides wait for no person!)
Where: Mudchute, Greenwich and Blackheath
What: We will perambulate around the Isle of Dogs, Greenwich and beyond, unpicking the value of waste, while sharing our Brokers' situated expertise
How: Two discursive walking tours/discussions with lunch at 1:00 at The Trafalgar Tavern in between. Each tour will be lead by a specific 'Broker' and explore how different social practices of evaluation are situated, localized and embedded in particular places, buildings, public spaces and institutions. We will perambulate the Isle of Dogs, Greenwich and Blackheath, unpicking notions of waste, the unwanted and the marginal while sharing our Brokers' situated expertise. The walking-tour format aims to investigate the specific situation of waste... Each activity will last an hour and a half, and comprise a combination of prepared tour, and animated discussion.
Who: Critical Practice is a cluster of individual artists, researchers, academics and others, supported by Chelsea College of Art & Design, London. Through our Aims we intend to support critical practice within art, the field of culture and organization. We have a longstanding interest in public goods, spaces, services and knowledge, and a track record of producing original participatory events, like PARADE (2008-2010). This international series of events explored the disagreeable, contentious, exhilarating, messy, efficient, live, improvisatory and provisional nature of 'Being in Public'.



Read Angus Cameron's account of the day
Read Neil's account of the day

To find out more about our last event "The Brokers: People, Spaces and Values"
Marvel at the Moving Image document of the day, browse images at Marsha Bradfield's flicker set


Visit the September Teaser, our Research on Value or return to Main Page


Suggested title
The Brokers: People, Spaces and Values. Waste


Suggested Flyer (thanks Metod)
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