7 Days of Garbage is a series of portraits of friends, neighbors, and other acquaintances with the garbage they accumulate in the course of a week. Subjects are photographed surrounded by their trash in a setting that is part nest, part archeological record. We’ve made our bed and in it we lie.
Established by Julie Church, a marine biologist turned social entrepreneur, Ocean Sole was birthed around 1997 when Church discovered the toxic levels of waste washing ashore on the remote island of Kiwayu. Church encouraged local women to cut and transform the discarded flip flops harming the …
Garbage. I like to think about it. I like to read about it. So I'm writing my dissertation... about it.
I'm not simply interested in what you throwaway (or recycle or compost) everyday. Or how you make really cool things out of used products destined for the dump. I want to explore more than just physical objects. By studying the networks in which waste is produced it is possible to explore how political and economic structures produce environmental degradation (ie in the words of TWL "sustainable degradation" ) . And that is what I will do. Here. In garbourgeoisie.