The Fast & The Fruitful


  • Nikole Bouchard University of Wisconsin Milwaukee


For thousands of years humans have experimented with various methods of waste disposal — from burning, to burying, to simply packing up and moving in search of an unscathed environment. Habits of disposal are deeply ingrained in our daily lives, so casual and continual that we rarely ever stop to ponder the big picture effects on social, spatial and ecological orders. Rethinking the ways in which we produce, collect, discard and reuse our waste, whether it’s materials, spaces or places, is essential to ensure more feasible futures.