Discard Studies

Discard Studies is a website designed as an online hub for scholars, activists, environmentalists, students, artists, planners, and others whose work touches on themes relevant to the study of waste and wasting.


Jennifer Hamilton’s article for the “Living Lexicon for the Environmental Humanities” section rethinks “labor” as a useful concept for the Environmental Humanities, by troubling the spectacle of the skyline of Sydney’s Central Business District: a sublime image of late Capitalist growth.

Trash Dance

In Trash Dance, choreographer Allison Orr tries to persuade employees of the Austin Department of Solid Waste to participate in a public dance performance.