Hoarding, Waste and Recycling – University of Copenhagen

Hoarding, Waste and Recycling

Mini-Seminar organized by Dr. Vera Skvirskaja, Department of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies, UCPH.

The aim of the proposed mini-seminar is to locate and analyse hoarding, recycling and waste in different economic systems, and social and cultural forms. The issue at stake here is not only about the psychological question of the rationality (or otherwise) of hoarding/discarding/recycling, but the one of the constructive and reproductive role of these practices. What are the ideological conditions under which hoarding flourishes, becomes endemic or merges with the entire economic system? What are the market practices and the economic niches created by ordinary citizens where hoarding plays a central role?

Participants

Associate Professor Birgitte Beck Pristed, School of Culture and Society - Eastern European Studies, University of Aarhus, DK

Associate Professor Jeremy Morris, School of Culture and Society - Eastern European Studies, University of Aarhus, DK

Associate Professor Vlad Strukov, Film and Digital Culture, University of Leeds, UK, Visiting Scholar at Russia Studies, DCCRS, KU (to be confirmed)

Programme

10:30  Introduction by Vera Skvirskaja

10:45  Presentation by Jeremy Morris (15-20 min presentation + 5 min questions)
             Postsocialist Perspectives on Waste, Gleaning and Hoarding

11:10  Presentation by Vera Skvirskaja
             Hoarding (and Hoarding ‘Waste’) in Opulent Times: Theorising ‘Man the Hoarder’

11:35  Presentation by Birgitte Beck Pristed
             War on Waste: Soviet Paper Scarcity, Collecting Campaigns and Small-Format
             Publishing 1941-1945

11:55  Presentation by Vlad Strukov (to be confirmed)
             Hoarding as Art: Exploring Value in the Post-Contemporary Condition

12:30 – 13:00  Lunch (for presenters only)