A Postgraduate Conference at the University of Sussex

TRASH Art evening - Thursday 13th Sept 2012 : £5
TRASH conference - Friday 14th Sept 2012 : £10/£5 student

Friday’s Programme

**Please note this programme may be subject to change. All delegates will be given a printed final version of the programme in their conference packs on the 14th September**

TRASH Programme

09.00 – 10.00 – Registration and Coffee

10.00 – 11.15 – Keynote

Tracey Potts (University of Nottingham)

Your Own Personal Landfill: Stuff, Matter and the Myth of Eco-decluttering

11.15 – 11.30 – Mid-morning Break

11.30 – 13.00 – Parallel Panels

Panel 1A; Chair:


Panel 1B; Chair:


Bel Deering

(University of Brighton)  Mortal Remains: the perils, pitfalls and pleasures of studying rubbish in a graveyard setting

Will Viney, Eliot’s Exhalations

Chris Lloyd

(Goldsmiths)  Hurricane Katrina and the South’s disposable (trashy) bodies

James MacDowell

(University of Warwick) So Bad it’s Good: Value, Intention, and the Aesthetics of Ironic Appreciation

Amy  Carson

(University of Leeds), The deconstruction of menstruation – with a focus on the ‘feminine-hygiene’ culture in the West

Munira Cheema

(University of Sussex) Assessing the power of Trash TV in Pakistani television culture

13.00 – 13.45 – Lunch

13.45 – 15.15 – Parallel Panels

Panel 2A; Chair:


Panel 2B; Chair:


Alice Bradshaw (University of Huddersfield)

The Museum of Contemporary Rubbish

Sarah Carney (University of Sussex)

 ‘Sometimes a tampon in a banana skin is just a tampon in a banana skin’— Don DeLillo: keeping trash trash because beauty is truth and truth is death

Natacha Chevalier (University of Sussex)

 When waste was trash: The thrifty 30s and 40s

Simon Hobbs (University of Portsmouth)

Antichrist as the Culturally Schizophrenic Artefact

Jeannie Driver

From SPIKE IT to HARD GRAPH: The Waste Remains

Owen Parry (Goldsmiths)

Performing Refuse/Refusing Performance

15.15 – 1530 – Afternoon coffee

15.30 – 17.30 – Plenary Panel

Panel 3; Chair:

(Re)making the Metropolis

Francisco Calafate-Faria

 The ‘Museum of Rubbish’ in Curitiba: Short-Cycling or Line of Flight?

Arpad Boczen (Goldsmiths) 

Sweet Urban Stink in our Ears, Advanced School of Architecture, Budapest

Claire Reddleman (Goldsmiths)

“Modern and contemporary route-finding”: reactivating dead labour as spheres of appearance in ‘Pennine Street 2012

Michael Ezban (Harvard University)

 The Trash Heap of History

17.30 – 18.30 – Wine reception


2 Comments on “Friday’s Programme”

  1. bcallen says:

    Hi, I’m very interested on the Conference but I won’t be able to attend it. Are you planning to record the presentations or publish them? Thank you veyr much for this interesting proposal.

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