Gwen Ottinger, Drexel University Almost two years ago, colleagues and I began an experiment in infrastructuring. Our working group of social scientists, programmers, environmental justice activists, and residents of “frontline” communities set out to create web-based tools that would help people make sense of, and make use of, large volumes of publicly available ambient air … Continue reading Lessons Learned from an Experiment in Infrastructuring
Amrita Sen, Research scholar, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay Email id: email@example.com The Sundarban in India epitomises one of the largest remaining trails of riverine mangrove forests, situated at the mouth of the Ganges, before the river disperses into the Bay of Bengal. The forests are territorially shared between … Continue reading A promenade of human spaces in the ‘land of the tigers’: experiences from the Indian Sundarban
Marina Da Silva, Sociology, Goldsmiths, University of London Pollution in São Paulo Being native from São Paulo, the best description I can give about the city is that it is an endless concrete jungle. São Paulo is also a global city, with the world’s 12th largest population and Brazil’s wealthiest capital – it is known … Continue reading Translations of São Paulo’s Visual Pollution
Dr Thom Davies, Research Fellow, Department of Sociology, University of Warwick: @ThomDavies This month Toxic Expertise held our second annual workshop at the University of Warwick. The two-day event involved over thirty scholars and members of the public who shared their experiences of environmental justice, pollution and citizen science from a variety of perspectives. Environmental … Continue reading ‘Citizen Science, Pollution and Environmental Justice’: the 2017 Toxic Expertise annual workshop
Dr Thom Davies, University of Warwick @ThomDavies The pen is mightier than the sword. At least that’s what came to mind when Donald Trump sat in the Oval office after his inauguration. As cameras flashed in front of him, he surrounded himself with a new oligarchy of professional ‘deplorables’. Signing each parchment in this ritual … Continue reading Editorial: Toxic Pens and Politics
Stephanie Malin, Assistant Professor of Sociology at Colorado State University and Becky Alexis-Martin, Senior Research Fellow in Human Geography at The University of Southampton Within the boundaries of the Rocky Flats National Wildlife Refuge, black bears prowl, elk tussle, prairie dogs burrow and porcupines forage. A diverse array of wildlife, wedged between the cities of Boulder … Continue reading Flatlining: Exploring hidden toxic landscapes and the embodiment of contamination at Rocky Flats National Wildlife Refuge, USA.