Waste(ing) in Viral Times Tapping into the sensorial and affective possibilities of the arts, we invite slow, situated pedagogies that keep waste ‘in sight and in mind’. Our work envisions pedagogies that rethink management approaches (reduce, reuse, recycle) and refigure young children’s relationships with waste. Rather than thinking about managing waste, we explore thinking with…
Slow Beginnings In March, the world came to a screeching halt. Covid-19, contamination, infection, isolation, protection and prevention drove the conversation. Living in viral times, the pandemic knows no boundaries as it affects/infects not just the physical but also the social, political and the ethical as well. In the name of safety, wasting practices meant…
How might close encounters with bubble-wrap in an early childhood classroom trouble governing binaries of safe/unsafe and care/careless?
Under heaps of bubble-wrap a lone hand emerges to wave hello. Today bodies and bubble-wrap bump up against mandatory safety checks. Inspection begins POP!POP!POPPING! Jumping, diving, falling, tripping Hazardous AND Complex #encounterswithmaterials POP!POP!POPPING! Twirling, binding, snarling, obstructing Hazardous AND Inviting #livingwithplastics POP!POP!POPPING! (Un)comfortable entanglements of bodies and plastic Hazardous AND Intimate #commonworlds Close encounters with…
- Food Waste(ing)
- Compos/t/ing with food waste
- How might close encounters with bubble-wrap in an early childhood classroom trouble governing binaries of safe/unsafe and care/careless?
- Living with Plastics
- How does the plastic move in the bottles?