23 May: Inaugural Workshop: From Garbage to Art

9.30-17.00 hrs

Keizerzaal, B 104
Kaiserstraat 63
2311 GP Leiden


Inquiries : e.machotka@hum.leidenuniv.nl

Workshop Programme

Programme Abstracts Presenters

9.15-9.30 Registration and Coffee

9.30-9.40 Opening Word
Katarzyna Cwiertka (Leiden University)

Session 1: Garbage

Chair: Katarzyna Cwiertka (Leiden University)

9.40-10.10 When is Garbage Garbage and when is it Something Else? Meanings and Context
Anne Murcott (School of Oriental & African Studies, London University)

10.10-10.55 Wars Against Garbage: The Cultural and Social Meanings of Trash in 1970s Japan
Eiko Maruko Siniawer (Williams College, Williamstown)

10.55-11.40 The Craft of Trash
Gavin Whitelaw (International Christian University, Tokyo)

11.40-12.30 Discussion

12.30-14.00 Lunch break

Session 2: Artistic Recycling

Chair: Ewa Machotka (Leiden University)

14.00-14.45 Art and Everyday life
Akiko Kasuya (Kyoto City University of Arts)

14.45-15.30 Garbage as Artistic Medium for Sociopolitical Critique or a Model of the Present World
Helen Westgeest (Leiden University)

15.30-16.15 Waste and the Material Turn: the Environmental Humanities in a Global Perspective
Isabel Hoving (Leiden University)

16.15-16.50 Discussion

16.50-17.00 Conclusion
Ewa Machotka (Leiden University)

17.00-18.00 Drinks


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Last Modified: 22-05-2014