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Rethinking Waste - Waste Work Book (2021) - Chapter 10

posted on 2021-03-30, 08:01 authored by Ben ParryBen Parry, Graham Jeffery

The Rethinking Waste project, funded by the UK’s Global Challenges Research Fund, confronts the question of waste and disposability through the introduction of an experimental design and learning space, Compound 13 Lab. At the Lab, young people are placed at the centre of their own learning, to co-design and develop a bespoke ‘living curriculum’ that responds to their issues, addresses their needs and aids their future goals. The implementation of the Lab is intended to create a space of enquiry where these local knowledges and practices can be communicated within and beyond Dharavi, through a process of increasingly self-organised making and learning.

This item contains an Accepted Manuscript of a book chapter published in Waste Work: the art of survival in Dharavi by Wunderkammer, Bath. The full text is available from the publisher at:

Parry, B. (2021) 'Subaltern Realism: aesthetics of hope and recuperation' in Parry, B. and Jeffery, G. eds., Waste Work: the art of survival in Dharavi, Bath: Wunderkammer. ISBN 9780993551178

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