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The Rethinking Waste project, funded by the UK’s Global Challenges Research Fund through the Arts and Humanities Research Council, confronts the question of waste and disposability through the introduction an artist / designer / engineer residency programme. The residency programme activates the lab as an experimental design and learning space. Located in the very spaces and cycles of waste production and recycling in Dharavi’s 13th Compound, the Lab is likewise, embedded in an area of the city that might be described as one of the largest informal aggregations of (re)maker and (re)manufacturing spaces on the planet..



sharing stories, making space - Aqui Thami

Flamingo Man - Sharmila Samant

playtime - Abhijit Patro

The Polymer Chain: plastic itineraries and plastic images - Ian Dawson

Plastic Mahal - Ben Parry 

Sonic Urbanism - Graham Jeffery

Ajmal Shifaz

Citizen Journalism in film - Amol Lalzare

Akhila Krishnan

Mrugen Rathod

Global WE, Mumbai Portal

Prisoners of Love - Ian Dawson + compound 13 Lab

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