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Trash it? Burn It? Use It! Rubbish Dump or Workshop? On Creative Approaches to Trash

30 Nov - 01 Dec 2017 / Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg (Spiegelsaal), Steintorplatz, Hamburg, DE

This conference accompanies the ifa exhibition Pure Gold – Upcycled! Upgraded! and will look at the structures of a globalised consumer society and its conspicuous ecological consequences, and also discuss solutions in trash avoidance and the use and value-enhancement of waste. The international curators of Pure Gold – Upcycled! Upgraded! and further experts from the fields of the environment, research, and the creative economy will hold keynote talks that introduce diverse themes. The conference will also include workshops, interactive discussion and action formats and networking opportunities, as an open platform for designers, the maker scene and civil society.