Lives of garbage (VF)

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From peelings to nuclear waste, the "lives of garbage" reveal disconcerting typologies and temporalities, where household waste hardly weighs in the face of the industrial quantity of waste. Telling these lives of garbage is to show how the inhabitants of the Mediterranean cohabit with them, how they collect them, sort them, transport them, transform them, exploit them and still, too often, suffer them. It is to meet men and women of waste, ragpickers, garbage collectors, reclaimers, who roam our streets and our waste, but also entrepreneurs, engineers, inventors or activists. It is to reveal the social and therefore political stakes of waste treatment which, well beyond our individual behaviors, have an economic life often rich and sometimes long. It is to touch with the finger the contradictions of each one, at the same time producer, consumer, thrower, and to reveal thus the imperious necessity of a change of model. To look at what we do with our leftovers is to look at our world.

Authors : Denis Chevallier and Yann-Philippe Tastevin
Publisher : Editions ArtLys

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720 g
20,1 x 2 x 24,5 cm
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