Producing Waste/Producing Space

Monday, Jan 6, 2014
by Princeton-Mellon

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A series of programs on waste and the production of urban space organized by Mariana Mogilevich (Princeton Mellon Initiative) and Curt Gambetta (Architecture PhD Student).

The production of waste and the production of space go hand in hand. The design of urban space has historically produced a considerable amount of waste, ranging from wastelands to the material detritus of consumption and urban development. The transport and disposal of waste, in turn, has produced important ideas and practices about the design and construction of space. Yet despite waste’s centrality to the design and imagination of cities, it is today understood as a largely technical problem about the management of its disappearance.

If waste was for much of the twentieth century a marginal topic for design discourse, recent scholarship and experimentation in architecture and the arts question the terms of its disappearance from the urban landscape and its segregation from critical debate. They acknowledge its immutable presence as something that we increasingly design and think with. Producing Waste/Producing Space will bring together scholars engaging in innovative research on the origins, meanings and repercussions of waste landscapes in conversation with artists and architects conducting design research and interventions in spaces designated as waste or wasted. Through a series of interrelated programs, Producing Waste/Producing Space seeks to locate points of intersection between the study of waste and strategies for waste in space.


Tracing Waste
February 23-March 13
Princeton University School of Architecture
Digital Galleries

An exhibition that seeks to re-imagine how society lives with its discards. Featured artists include:

Mary Ellen Carroll + Billy Dufala
Lize Mogel
Toby Lee, Ernst Karel, Pawel Wojtasik
Fictilis (Andrea Steves + Timothy Furstnau)
Danielle Aubert + Maia Asshaq

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Walking the Waste Stream
Friday, March 6 / 11:30am-3:00pm
Off-site

An artist led workshop and tour of the Stony Brook Regional Sewerage Treatment Facility with Lize Mogel and FICTILIS. 

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Producing Waste/Producing Space
Saturday, March 7 / 9:30am-5:00pm
Princeton University School of Architecture
Betts Auditorium

A day-long symposium bringing together scholars engaging in innovative research on the origins, meanings, and repercussions of waste landscapes in conversation with artists and architects conducting design research and interventions in spaces designated as waste or wasted. 

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Producing Waste/Producing Space is made possible by the Princeton-Mellon Initiative in Architecture, Urbanism & the Humanities, the Program in American Studies, and the Lewis Center for the Arts at Princeton University.