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SmART Cities and Waste Research Workshop: Urban Waste Streams & Flows
6 April 2017, Middlesex University

SmART Cities and Waste Research Workshop: Urban Waste Streams & Flows

Thursday 6th April 2017
Middlesex University, The Burroughs, Hendon, London NW4 4BT
Room 305 (Third Floor), The Grove, Faculty of Arts & Creative Industries

This one-day workshop is part of the AHRC-funded Interdisciplinary Research Network for Waste Management and Treatment Innovation hosted by Middlesex and Bangor Universities with partners in Amsterdam and Maastricht, The Netherlands.

The Network brings together material/bio and environmental scientists, social scientists waste policy and facility management, with creative artists and designers to exchange knowledge, develop ideas and creative solutions to the challenge of waste. As Leonardo observed: ‘there is no such thing as waste: one industry’s waste should be another industry’s starting material’. Nature makes no waste, she recycles everything. Waste is a human invention. Now we need to spend some effort to “de-invent” it. (Zero Waste, 2014)

The event is FREE/lunch is provided but in order to book a place please email: g.evans@mdx.ac.uk

Speakers include:
Prof Graeme Evans, Middlesex University, Faculty of Arts & Creative Industries, and Dr Alex Plows, Bangor University
Urban Waste Streams: Cradle to Cradle
Prof Lian Lundy, Middlesex University, Faculty of Science & Technology                                       
Opportunities and challenges of managing urban rainfall run off diffuse waste pollution using green infrastructure
Dr Diane Purchase, Middlesex University, Faculty of Science & Technology                              
Electronic waste: a global environmental and health challenge in the 21st century
Dr James Baker, SELOR, Amsterdam  
Nanotechnology, water and waste streams
Barbara Herridge and Dimitra Rappou, North London Waste Authority / Eco-Park                                    
North London Waste Prevention Programme
Dr Kim Trogal, University for the Creative Arts
The Politics of Collective Repair


Artist presenters and exhibitors (working with found / recycled materials):

Lara Kuna Bartley, Artist/Maker, Bristol                                  www.laralunabartley.com         

Kuniko Maeda, Artist & Textiles Designer                               www.kuniko-maeda.com

Irene Janze, Artist & Waste Workshop                                      www.buro-janze.nl