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Trash Mappers: Understanding Waste with Basurama

Saturday, September 3, 2011, 12–3 pm


Above: Workshop led by Basurama at ICO Museum, Madrid, 2010

What is waste, and what can waste tell us about who we are? Join creative collective Basurama in this presentation and hands-on workshop to analyze trash from New York City and gain better insight into the city’s consumption processes. Participants are invited to bring their own nonorganic waste produced in the previous 24 hours. Bring your paper cups, wrappers, and cans to the Lab and participate in an insightful discussion about the inherent creativity of trash, where waste comes from, and where it ultimately ends up.

It is suggested that participants commit to all three events led by Basurama: Saturday, September 3, 11 am–2 pm and 2–5 pm, and Sunday, September 4, 10 am–4 pm.

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Saturday, September 3, 2–5 pm
Saturday, September 3, 7–9 pm
Sunday, September 4, 10 am–4 pm

Photo: courtesy Basurama, 2010

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