Special Issue of Society and Space

A special issue of Society and Space is available this month titled "Discards, Diverse Economies, And Degrowth" edited By Canada's Waste Network members Josh Lepawsky And Max Liboiron. 

Since the last economic recession, discussions about how to reimagine ecologically and socially just economies have proliferated. A recent conversation at the 2015 American Association of Geographers Conference in Chicago focused on the role of waste, pollution, and other discarded materials that pose fundamental problems for economic production in these imaginaries. We are pleased to announce a series of short, open-source publications on Society and Space Open Forum that look at the intersection of discards, diverse economies, and degrowth. They will query how different regimes of value and circulation can redefine waste, and how the material agencies of waste will shape future economies.

The issue includes:

"Why Discards, Diverse Economies, and Degrowth?" By Josh Lepawsky and Max Liboiron

"An Ethics of Surplus and the Right to Waste" By Max Liboiron

"Diverse Economies of Urban Mining in Australia" By Ruth Lane

"Exchange and refurbish: practicing decoloniality through rethinking discards and degrowth" By Erin Araujo

"Reimagining the New Industrial City: articulating an alternative ethos of waste and production through ‘closing the loop’" By Ingrid Elísabet Feeney

Definitely check out this intriguing special issue that covers a lot of ground. If you are interested in discussing it you may want to drop by the corresponding forum post and have your say!