Throwaway - the history of a modern crisis
House of European HistoryDetails
16 August 2023 - 14 January 2024
Dutch, English, French, German
’Throwaway’’ is a project that unearths the hidden history of waste in Europe while simultaneously highlighting its significance as a marker of social change. Starting with the industrial revolution, ‘’Throwaway’’ brings us on a journey through wartime scarcity, the surge in post-war consumerism, and finishes with today’s insurmountable waste crisis. It displays the profound changes in how we have dealt with rubbish in bygone years, and the way we think, or don’t think about waste. By looking at the past, it makes current criticisms and the resounding calls for change relevant and meaningful. The ’’Throwaway’’ project includes an exhibition in Brussels, a digital platform (https://throwaway-history.eu/en), a publication and a programme of activities.
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