The aim of this project is to make waste cycles transparent to the public in an attempt to enable more personal social awareness and responsibility. Using Cambridge, MA as a region of focus, and MIT as a hyper-local example, the works in the exhibition display information about local waste and the overlaps or tensions between the informal and formal waste management sectors.

It is our belief that the local scale is fundamental in enabling the opportunity to reflect on global waste processes. The exhibition showcases projects with varying approaches and formats, from local to national scale. Ultimately, the exhibit has both a physical and an on-line presence.

A collaboration project by Nancy Kim, Libby McDonald, Dietmar Offenhuber (Senseable City Lab) and Pablo Rey Mazón (Basurama)

Funded in part by the Council for the Arts at MIT