Thanks everyone who came and took on the responsibility of caring for common mealworms and plastics alike! About 20 composting kits are now spread around the Öresund region. They can be found in domestic settings, workplaces and communal spaces. Some will be handed over from carer to carer until we meet up again in a couple of weeks to share experiences of living with this composting kit.
We are very grateful for all the participation - from near and afar. Thank you for joining us, whether you were in Vaasa, in Bolivia or somewhere else! This hybrid matter seems to be engaging across geographies and times.
In just a few weeks we’ll start another kind of engagement with plastics as hybrid matters - from walking with fire to composting - in the Öresund-region.
HYBRID MATTERs invite you to the second iteration of plastiglomerate walks! They will be held in Osthrobothnia, Finland, on Friday 9th and Saturday 10th October. Please, join us for one or several of the walks where we look for this new geological entity that consists of both stone and plastic! You can follow the event here! /Kristina Lindström and Åsa Ståhl
The plastiglomerate walks continued in Iceland after the ones that we had announced. We were very happy to receive this image of a finding that was made by Carla Lange on a walk in Thingeyri, in the Westfjords. She is a student at the University Centre of the Westfjords in Ísafjörður.
It was found on a sandy beach above the high tide line. How the various components became into this one entity is a mystery to her as well as to us.
If you find any plastiglomerates please let us know!
In the beginning of August we will go looking for a new geological entity that geologists have called plastiglomerates. You are very welcome to join us for these exploratory walks, where this particular hybrid matter is in focus. Reportedly this new kind of rock that consists of plastics, lava, corrals and more has been found on Iceland. Regardless whether we find any, there will be plenty of time during the walks to discuss and speculate on the matters that emerge when human and natural forces merge. What brings them into being? How can we understand them? Who and what are they a concern to? How could they be used?
The first walk will be held in Reykjavik on Tuesday 4th August 2015.
During Friday 7th and Saturday 8th other walks will be held in the Westfjords. The Friday walk starts at...