January 17, 2012

joining EVERYTHING MUST GO: recycle ethic AND cool

...just letting you know that I'll be part of 

is a 3-day 
exhibition with workshops and 
talks that tells the hidden story 
of our unwanted clothes. 
The exhibition will be open 
to the public on 
Friday 20 – Sunday 22 January 
from 11am – 6pm 
Oxo Tower Wharf 
Bargehouse Street 
South Bank 
London SE1 9PH 

Waste of the World
This exhibition marks the culmination of the five-year
Waste of The World research project, funded by the
ESRC under their Large Grant Scheme. This investigated
global flows of waste, including local waste
management, food waste, the second-hand clothing
trade, steel and nuclear industries and ship-breaking.
Led by Professor Nicky Gregson, the project was a
collaboration between anthropologists and geographers
at the University of Sheffield, Durham University,
UCL and Goldsmiths

Talking Rubbish
On Saturday 21st January a series of talks will
discuss key themes in the exhibition in their wider

Impacts overseas (am)
Sarah Farquhar (Oxfam) will talk about their
innovative project, Frip Ethique, in Senegal. Julie
Botticello (UCL) conveys her experiences of working in
a London sorting factory, and Andrew Brooks
(Geography, King's College London) will discuss his
research into reuse markets in Mozambique. Lucy Norris
(UCL) goes into details of her work in India followed
by a Q&A session with filmmaker Megna Gupta and an
open discussion. 

New business models (pm)
Cyndi Rhoades (CEO, Worn Again) will talk about closed
loop corporate recycling and her vision for developing
new business models with retailers. Lizzie Harrison
(Remade in Leeds) will discuss her entrepreneurial
business that recycles textiles within a postcode
and teaches sewing skills to local residents.
Jade Whitson-Smith researches the potential for design
methodologies to extend consumer engagement with
clothing, while Kate Goldsworthy discusses design
for recycling.
Further details will be posted on

Clare Patey
Clare Patey is an artist and curator. Her work creates
social spaces in the public realm that bring people
together in conversation. Commissions include; the
London International Festival of Theatre, The
Countryside Commission, Friends of the Earth, Channel
4 (winner of RTS award for Human Footprint), the New
Economics Foundation, the South Bank Centre, The
National Theatre, Home Live Art, and the Art Museum,
Phoenix. She was the director of The Museum Of in the
Bargehouse and is the annual curator of Feast on the
Bridge for the Thames Festival. 

Lucy Norris 
Lucy is an anthropologist (UCL) who has been
researching textile recycling in India over a number
of years. She is the author of Recycling Indian
Clothing: Global contexts of reuse and value (2010),
and a website detailing her collaborative research is
currently under development.

Brighten the Corners 
Information graphics by London/Stuttgart based
design studio Brighten the Corners
(Billy Kiosoglou and Frank Philippin).

Tim Mitchell 
Photographer Tim Mitchell travelled to India with
Dr Lucy Norris, documenting textile recycling in
Panipat and secondhand markets in Delhi. As well as
still images Tim has created time-lapse of a ship
being dis-assembled for recycling over 15 months.
This is also featured in the exhibition.

Lizzie Harrison 
Lizzie runs Remade in Leeds, a sustainable fashion
boutique offering workshops, events and clothing
collections. She organises workshops, events and sales
increasing awareness of how clothing is made and how
it can be remade.

Kate Goldsworthy 
Kate Goldsworthy is Course Director of MA Textile
Futures and Senior Research fellow at Central Saint
Martin’s College of Art & Design. Kate’s doctoral
research explores technological tools for
sustainability in the textile industry, and
design for recycling.

Meghna Gupta 
Meghna is a filmmaker and director of Unravel, a film
exploring the perspectives of Indian women recycling
imported old clothes. ‘Despite limited exposure to
western culture, [the women] construct a picture of
how the West is, using both their imagination and the
rumours that travel with the cast-offs.’

Holy Mountain 
A production company founded by Boz Temple-Morris,
formerly co-artistic director of theatre company
primitive science. The company works makes drama and
live events in collaboration with a variety of artists
and practitioners.

Bargehouse, Oxo Tower Wharf 
Bargehouse is owned and managed by Coin Street
Community Builders 

The Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) 
The Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) is the
UK's largest organisation for funding research on
economic and social issues. It supports independent,
high quality research which has an impact on business,
the public sector and the third sector. The ESRC’s
total budget for 2011/12 is £203 million. At any one
time the ESRC supports over 4,000 researchers and
postgraduate students in academic institutions and
independent research institutes. More at

I'll see you there! 

...d'you know what I mean? 

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