Skylight Space, WUHO
Resident: Curt Gambetta, Woodbury School of Architecture
April 19-May 25
Symposium & Opening
Saturday, 19 April, 6:00-8:00 PM
How to Make Waste Public is a curatorial residency about architectural and artistic experiments with the consequences of society’s waste-making. Culturally, waste is understood as a largely private dilemma—a moral and technological responsibility of private individuals and increasingly large private corporations. Furthermore, its smells, toxins and byproducts are bagged, pressed and sent to the periphery of cities and economies. In these and other ways, waste remains an open secret, a process that society participates in but rarely acknowledges. In response, the residency examines artistic, architectural and scholarly practices that question this veil of secrecy. Seen together, these practices propose that waste is a cultural and spatial problem as much as a technical issue. Alongside a salon of design research conducted in collaboration with architecture students at Woodbury University and the Buffalo School of Architecture, it will explore practices such as architecture, video and land art from the past few decades, examining the aesthetic and spatial possibilities of making waste public.
Open studio, 1-6pm: dates TBA